October 14, 2016

Take a tango tour of Argentina with Estampas Porteñas on Nov. 6 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

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Take a virtual tour of Argentina through dance with Estampas Porteñas, Argentine tango, Sunday, Nov. 6, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The Buenos Aires Tango Company, Estampas Porteñas, presents its newest production, “Deseos … Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music.” “Deseos” is a celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos.

This new creation will also include 3-D projection mapping that will transform the stage from a train station in rural Argentina to a milonga in an urban barrio, to an outdoor plaza in Buenos Aires. “Deseos” promises to be the height of technical production matched by flawless, emotive dancing and soul-filled, live music.

The New York Times said of the company’s performance: “In each of their tangos, tension gave way to voluptuous softness, and powerful overhead lifts melted onto the floor in silken extensions.”

Tickets are $45, $35 and $28. UAB students and faculty may purchase $25 tickets; a limited number of $25 tickets are available for each show. All UAB students, faculty and staff may receive a 20 percent discount on single tickets. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

This performance is part of the Jemison Investment Co. Dance Series. The Alys Stephens Center now has new amenities and technology to better present dance performance in its Jemison Concert Hall, and a new Meyer sound system to elevate the performance and the patrons’ experience.

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center will present a Meet the Artist school show, appropriate for students in grades four-12, with Estampas Porteñas at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the center’s Jemison Concert Hall. The show is offered free for schoolchildren.

Additional Info

  • Event Date: November 6
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