Last month we met up with Vincent & Flavia when their show Midnight Tango came to Southampton. This is their 2nd nationwide tour, after a sell-out run last year which received an Olivier Award nomination.
Even if you’re not a big fan of Argentine Tango, it’s hard not to love the show. The whole performance is set inside an Argentinian bar, where our hero (Vincent) frequents on a daily basis with his other well-dressed friends. It is here that he meets the love interest (Flavia) and they dance about the stage, where he literally sweeps her off her feet! Not too long afterwards, Vincent’s nemesis (Leonel di Cocco) tries to muscle in on his girl and some interesting and quite spectacular dance scenes depict their tussles for dominance! There are some really funny moments too involving the bar owner and his wife, which adds even more to the entertainment of the show.
Unlike most theatrical productions, the band, Tango Siempre, are also on stage throughout with the performers. This only adds to the atmosphere, drawing you in, almost to the point where you actually believe you’re in the bar as well. The performances of Vincent & Flavia are at times quite breath taking. The speed with which they move and the intricate nature of some of the steps, is simply a joy to behold. As a fellow dancer it’s definitely something that you have to admire and respect.
I can’t recommend the show enough and hopefully they’ll return to Southampton again next year when we plan to have a Dizzyfeet outing to see them perform!
It’s not too late to go and see the show for yourself however. They’ve still got a few more weeks of the tour left, visiting Bristol, Milton Keynes and finishing off in Aberdeen (that’s a long way home!). Take a look at the Midnight Tango website for full details.
But, this blog isn’t just about the show, oh no! It’s a competition too! Vincent & Flavia have kindly donated a set of 3 Tango teaching DVDs for us to giveaway (each DVD is worth £29.99!). For all the details about the DVDs, please see their website here!
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