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11am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday
noon - 5pm
All nights with events at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
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This is Tango Now - Identidad
Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo are shining stars in the world of Argentine Tango. Celebrated dancers and choreographers, winners of Tony Awards (1998 Choreography) and World championships (1998 - NDCA) , admired and beloved teachers, they travel to show performances with This Is Tango Now. Together with musician, anthropologist, and producer Alfredo Minetti they set out to create a stage extravaganza showcasing their combined talents and in the process they redefined the genre of Tango shows. The three teamed up with legendary light designer Aníbal Rea, who unites dance, music, and story line through the fluid magic of his superb lighting design.
The Marionette and her Puppeteer are trapped in a relationship of interdependent domination and submission of mind and spirit. The strings that connect their bodies bind their souls in a futile struggle for domination and power until – the zero hour brings the Duende, incarnate spirit of passion and change. He persuades the Marionette to undo her ties and leave behind a life of manipulation and second hand dreams. Her newfound courage and curiosity let her uncover her true identity and boldly venture out to claim the life of passion and freedom she desires.
The stage of IDENTIDAD is filled with light, colors, movement and energy, passion and emotions and music from the most celebrated Tango masters – Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla – to bring the story to life. In genre-busting choreography the all-star cast takes us on a journey through called Argentine Tango. Alongside Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo the cast of IDENTIDAD features dancers Jairelbhi Furlong and George Furlong and Mariela Barufaldi & Jeremias Massera. The music is provided by Norberto Vogel (bandoneón), Daniel Stein (violin), Mark Sonksen (double bass) and Alfredo Minetti (piano).
- Buskirk-Chumley Theater
- 114 E Kirkwood Ave
Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible community resource and performance venue. Support from the City of Bloomington, Indiana University, the Indiana Arts Commission, many corporate sponsors and community donors helps maintain this historic community resource and bring a wide diversity of programming to the stage each year.