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An Imagined History Of Tango Teatro Del Parpadeo (Italy And Mexico)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

As we were divided into ladies and gentlemen at entrance, I cringed inwardly. But this is a history of tango, a dance of great gender divide, so let’s not be overly critical. In fact, I want to let all criticisms go, because Anna Cetti, the sole deviser and performer of this piece, is thoroughly engaging. She even managed to charm her audience into dancing. However, being lovely is not enough to make a great show; while she tickled me at times and was inventive with some of her staging, there simply wasn’t enough here. Although Cetti tried to offer depth when meaning was sought, it was clumsily found. Her story of how she fell in love with fiery tango ultimately left me cold.

C aquila, 4 – 29 Aug (not 15), 4.55pm (5.55pm), £5.50 – £9.50, fpp.271.
tw rating 2/5