Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

400 North Alton Street
Lebanon, IL 62254

Phone: (618) 537-6863
Website: Click to Visit

Making its Hett debut, this dramatic, passionate and thrilling company of dancers and musicians brings the essence of Argentina to the stage. Tango Buenos Aires is one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango.

The sensuous dance was influenced by African and Spanish immigrants and the milonga, a style of singing often performed by gauchos, the Argentine cowboys. In the beginning the tango was an ill-famed dance fashionable in bars, dance halls and cabarets. The choreography allows for a lot of creativity, requiring breaks in the rhythm and perfect coordination between the dancers, who hold each other very close.

Tango’s constant companion is the piano, although it has been accompanied by the violin, guitar and flute. Nowadays, the most typical instrument is the bandóneon, which is an accordion similar to the concertina.

“Repeatedly crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” - The Washington Post

Saturday, October 07, 2017


Hett Box Office

Phone: (618) 537-6863
Website: Click to Visit


$28 Adult, $26 Senior, $10 Student/Child, McKendre

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