About the Show

Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty.

Milonga is the term for a tango dance party. Inspired by the late night milonga scene held in the intimate bars of Buenos Aires, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has drawn on traditional influences and added a contemporary twist.

Collaborating with an incredibly talented cast of 17 performers, Cherkaoui unites Argentinean tango dancers, contemporary dancers and a live on stage band.

The result is a seductive and fascinating exploration of tango for the 21st century.

The Choreographer

Multi Olivier award-winning Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist. He is internationally renowned for his ground-breaking, large-scale productions collaborating with international artists such as Akram Kahn (Zero Degrees), Flamenco legend Maria Pages (Dunas), Damien Jalet (Babel) and the monks of the Shaolin Temple in China (Sutra).

For m¡longa, Cherkaoui collaborates with Argentinian tango superstar Nelida Rodriguez de Aure, with new music from Argentinean composer Fernando Marzan, video and set design by Eugenio Szwarcer, and costumes by renowned fashion designer Tim Van Steenbergen.

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"What attracts me most about tango is the eternal embrace of the dancers. When a tango couple dances, we sense the hypnotic dialogue between two bodies connecting intuitively, merging into one. If there is such a thing as my style of dance, it is rooted in touch, in physical contact - and that is inherent in tango."

Tour Dates 2017

  • Tue 16 - Wed 17 May SALFORD QUAYSThe Lowry7.30pm0843 208 6000book now
  • Fri 19 May BRIGHTONDome5pm (no interval) & 8.30pm01273 709709 book now
  • Mon 22 - Wed 24 May LONDONSadler’s Wells7.30pm (no interval)020 7863 8000 book now
  • Fri 26 - Sat 27 May BIRMINGHAMHippodrome7.30pm0844 338 5000Book Now
  • Tue 30 - Wed 31 May SOUTHAMPTONMayflower Theatre7.30pm02380 711811book now
  • Fri 2 - Sat 3 Jun SAFFRON WALDENSaffron Hall7.30pm0845 548 7650book now
  • Fri 9 - Sat 10 Jun NOTTINGHAMRoyal Concert Hall7.30pm0115 989 5555book now
  • Tue 13 - Wed 14 Jun EDINBURGHFestival Theatre Theatre7.30pm0131 529 6000book now
  • Fri 16 - Sat 17 Jun NEWCASTLETheatre Royal7.30pm08448 11 21 21book now

m¡longa is a Sadler’s Wells Production toured and presented by Dance Consortium.

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval. There will be no interval during the Sadler’s Wells or Brighton Dome performances.