Tango Buenos Aires: The Fire and Passion of Tango
Tango Buenos Aires
Originally created by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena for the Jazmines festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret "Michelangelo," the company met with tremendous success and was immediately added to the season of the General San Martin Municipal Theatre. In 1986, the company traveled to the United States in order to represent Argentina at the Latin-American Festival, which took place at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City's Central Park during the month of August. This event was followed by an extensive tour throughout the United States, along with trips to Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador, followed by a return to the United States via Miami and San Francisco. They have since become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, regularly touring the Americas, Europe and the Far East with their uncompromisingly authentic Tango performances.
Throughout its history, the company has enjoyed international acclaim under the leadership of several prominent musicians. In June 1999, the renowned pianist Cristian Zrate succeeded Mr. Requena as music director, and Pablo Mainetti, the world’s greatest bandoneon player, joined the orchestra. In 2005 Julian Vat, Argentina’s most prolific composer and leading musician, assumed the title of music director. The company currently performs under the direction of Emilio Kauderer.