Dancers perform historical Argentinian tale


Kevin Hall

Performers in the Tango Buenos Aires event dance in in the first act of the show Sunday at the Doudna Fine Arts in The Theatre. Tango Buenos Aires performed two acts: The Rise Of A Star and The Rise of Love.

Carlita Dixon, Staff Reporter

A male dancer was injured during the last act of Tango Buenos Aires performance and was rushed off stage Sunday.

The dancer was injured when his partner accidentally kicked him between the legs during the performance in the theater of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Leading up to the dancers’ accident, the Doudna Fine Arts Center was packed with students and community members who were ready to watch the dancers in their elaborate and colorful costumes.

Tango Buenos Aires is a dance and music presentation inspired by Eva Perón, a feminine character in Argentinian history.

The performance traces Perón’s life, showing how she started off in the slums of Buenos Aires then soon rose to fame by leaving her hometown and following her dreams.

There was a lot of twirling and spinning throughout the performance along with a mixture of fast and slow-paced movements as many of the female dancers were being tossed and thrown in the air.

Audience members were involved in the performance by clapping along to certain musical numbers.

The performance also included a live orchestra band on stage, and solo acts throughout the show.

Blake Jefferies, a freshman communication studies major, said this was his first time seeing a tango performance and he absolutely loved it.

He said it was nice to see different cultures and styles of dance.

“I really loved the show. They were an act out of this world,” Jefferies said.

Corina Middleton, a junior kinesiology and sports studies major, said the performers kept the audience’s attention.

“I love how the performers were so energetic and just having fun”, Middleton said.

Rosario Bauza, the artistic director for Tango Buenos Aires, said her vision for this performance was to show “tango artistic expression.”

She believes  Eva Perón was a huge inspiration for being Argentina’s First Lady. She also dances socially for fun.

Tango Buenos Aires, “The Song Of Eva Perón,” showed the life of Eva Perón through song and dance.

Her fame still resonates with her millions of admirers.

Carlita Dixon can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].