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The company Danças Polifônicas carries out deep interdisciplinary research on choreographic and musical creation, starting from the first tango compositions and recordings in Brazil. The investigation has already resulted in the article Raízes do Tango no Brasil and in two shows, one solo and now the trio Baile na Vereda: Tangos Brasileiros.  

The show proposes a dialogue between dance, music, visual arts, and literature. From the reading of the poem El Tango, by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges about the origins of tango, the choreography and dramaturgy move towards a dramatization of the body, transposing genders: from male to female, in mutable relationships ranging from erotic to aggressive, from the comic to the tragic, with many nuances. The poem is a portrait of Buenos Aires night and the musical style, linked to the houses of prostitution at the end of the 19th century and the bullies who frequented them. The research focused on the Argentine and Brazilian aesthetic references of that time, also passing through the culture of the maxixe and the life of Brazilian tango composers.  

The track follows the trajectory of tango, compositions by Chiquinha Gonzaga, and also transit through the cosmopolitan inventiveness of Astor Piazzolla, until reaching contemporary tangos, with creations by André Balboni. The dance crosses classic tango steps, bringing a dramatic change to the relationship between lovers until the female character's total outburst.    

The show highlights one of the characteristics of Brazilian music referring to Brazilian tango compositions, it also investigates the paths that dance can reach in the imagination, extrapolating its topological spatiality.  Tangos Brasileiros, a larger project that includes this show in addition to classes, lectures, and musical research, is approved by the MINC, in the Rouanet Law, to raise funds for circulation of the show in various regions of Brazil.

Choreography: Sofia Tsirakis 
Interpretation:  Sofia Tsirakis, Camila Bosso and Ricardo Januário 
Research:  Sofia Tsirakis and André Balboni
File photography:
 Stella Balboni and Juliano Chiqueto 
Music:  André Balboni

Costume: Bia Rivato  


Production: Company  Polyphonic Dances

Executive Production: Iolanda Sinatra  

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