Ballet Tucson is delighted to be a participating organization in the 2019 Tucson Desert Song Festival. The theme for this year's festival is Latin American and Spanish music and Ballet Tucson will present Viva Piazzolla! in collaboration with Tucson Guitar Society and The Rogue Theatre.
The company leads a stellar cast in this full-evening theatrical experience portraying the emotionally charged life of legendary composer and nuevo tango godfather, Astor Piazzolla. Special guest artists include singer Carlos Zapién and musicians Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo from Italy incorporating both guitar and bandoneon (the unique sound/instrument synonymous with Piazzolla) into the production.
The artistic team of Chieko Imada and Mary Beth Cabana has created an original, exciting work which reflects the progression of Piazzolla's musical compositions, moving stylistically from classic to contemporary "nuevo tango" music. Visual drama, lush movement, engaging dialogue, and passionate live music and song combine for a spectacular Winter Concert.
Friday 2/1 – 7:30 pm
Saturday 2/2 – 2:00 pm
Sunday 2/3 – 1:00 pm
Pima Community College (West Campus)
Center for the Arts – Proscenium Theatre
2202 W. Anklam Rd.
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