Jul 17 - Jul 21

Social Tango Project

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Jul 17 - Jul 21

Event Dates
Saturday, Jul 20

2:00 PM Buy Tickets

Saturday, Jul 20

8:00 PM Buy Tickets

Sunday, Jul 21

2:00 PM Buy Tickets


Social Tango Project
July 17-21, 2024

From Argentina | Pillow Debut | Live Music
Performance Times:
Wed 8pm | Thu 8pm | Fri 2pm | Sat 2pm and 8pm | Sun 2pm

Founded and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Social Tango Project’s mission is to share the social value of dance, celebrating the tango community through live performances, music, and film. Under the artistic direction of Agustina Videla, the company provides “a journey into the heart of Tango” (La Nación Newspaper), and aims to inspire individuals to join the dance floor and cultivate tango communities worldwide.

Social Tango Project offers a stunning interactive and immersive dance performance that blends movement and live music with cinematic documentary film projection, offering a colorful window into tango’s power to create and maintain social cohesion at times of political unrest. Because the company encourages the audience to embrace the tango and make it their own, each performance will also feature onstage appearances by local and regional dancers.

Social Tango Project offers audiences a deep dive into this very special social dance—which originated in the 1880s along the border of Argentina and Uruguay—showcased on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage like never before. The company comes to Jacob’s Pillow following a spring appearance in the RiverRun Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Milonga Dance Party on Saturday Night!
Tickets to the Saturday evening performance include entry to a one-night-only dance party celebrating milonga—an Argentine precursor to tango—beginning right after the performance in an adjoining space.

This program is supported by the Neil Chrisman Fund for International Dance.

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