Tango Festival: Concert-Spectacle-Danse

Photo: Tourism Office

See my previous post for the setting for this event, as part of the “Côte d’Azur Festival International.” The orchestra was “Tango Spleen”, with professional dancers from Argentina, Jose Manrique & Natalia Pombo and Alejandra Zavala & Carlos.

The show went on for about 90 minutes: music, dancing, and singing. The band members were from Italy and Argentina. Especially entertaining was the piano player, who was very animated and dynamic. Enjoy the video snippets below of the concert and of the dancers:




Tango @ a Casino

Photo: Tourism Office

The advertising brochure stated “une soirée de gala pour tous les curieux et les passionnées de Tango.  OUI, I was both curious and am passionate about dance, so no surprise that I attended this event.

As part of the Côte d’Azur International Tango Festival, this concert was held on the top floor of  a casino, with bar and restaurant on the same level – an all-in-one kind of establishment.

The concert (video below) and show were very entertaining (more videos in next post). I didn’t make it downstairs to play the slot machines, but maybe I’ll try my luck there another time!

The ceiling had optic fiber lighting that constantly changed colors, a modern eye-catching look, but also kind of mesmerizing/entertaining while waiting to get into the concert hall.