Tango En l'air

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Abstract

Tango En l'air: Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Redefines Gravity at American Dance Festival The American Dance Festival would have been remiss to exclude the multifaceted Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company in their 2010 season entitled "What is Dance Theatre?" Featured July 8-10 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, Angiel's new work "8cho" delighted novices with crowd pleasing aerial tango as well as some seasoned concert goers who enjoyed an electrifying, yet over-produced and generic marriage of dance, music, and poetry. A series of vignettes, some dark and brooding and others sweeping and dramatic, the hour long work featured eight aerialists as well as a six-piece orchestra that played upstage of the flying dancers. Dressed mostly in shades of red and black, dancers appeared through thick clouds of dissipating smoke, limbs tightly wound around each other. A musical crescendo signaled three men to fling their seemingly weightless female partners through the air. Suspended for a brie
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Dance Reviews
StatePublished - Jul 9 2010

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