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Saffron Hall presents m¡longa, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s worldwide tango hit, as its first ever fully-staged dance production

★★★★ ‘touching and entertaining’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘a very beautiful show indeed’ The Daily Telegraph


Friday 2 & Saturday 3 June 7.30pm


In one of the most eagerly-awaited debuts in Saffron Hall history, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings his seductive and fascinating exploration of tango m¡longa as the hall’s first ever fully-staged dance production.


For m¡longa, internationally celebrated choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, has collaborated with an incredibly talented cast of 17 performers, uniting ten Argentinean tango dancers, two contemporary dancers and five live musicians to create a show that brings his own unique style to tango. Internationally renowned for his ground-breaking and critically revered productions with artists including Akram Khan and Maria Pagès, and for his award winning works such as Sutra and Babel, he has created more than 20 productions and is widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s most exciting choreographers, having recently choreographed Beyonce’s celebrated Grammys performance in February 2017.


Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty. Inspired by the late night tango scene in intimate bars across Buenos Aires, Cherkaoui draws on traditional tango influences and adds a contemporary twist while exploring the social and choreographic vocabulary of Argentinian tango and demonstrating his own unique choreographic style. The result is a seductive and fascinating exploration of tango for the 21st century.


The performance of m¡longa at Saffron Hall is part of a Dance Consortium presented UK Tour in 2017 that opens at The Lowry, Salford Quays on 16 May 2017 and heads to Brighton, London, Birmingham, Southampton, Saffron Walden, Nottingham and Edinburgh, concluding at Theatre Royal, Newcastle on 17 June.


Angela Dixon, Saffron Hall Chief Executive, comments:

I’m thrilled to announce our first ever fully-staged dance production, with the breathtaking tango spectacular m¡longa from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. This is only the start of an exciting new strand of work at Saffron Hall that will continue next season and beyond.


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