LOS ANGELES--Luis Bravo's Forever Tango will dance into the city, opening June 30 at UCLA's Royce Hall, presented by the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts.
As part of its extensive tour, the show will play in Los Angeles for 16 performances, through July 12.
The show has won Best Touring Musical of 1996 from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, and was given the Simpatia Prize at the 1996 Spoleto Festival in Italy.
Forever Tango has danced through a 10-month run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York, a cast album, a transfer to the larger Marquis Theatre (where it still plays), and now, a North American tour.
A vocalist, 14 top tango dancers and an onstage 11-piece orchestra bring to life the birth of the tango in 19th century Argentina. Originally dubbed an indecent dance, the tango became a sensation in Paris, and then spread across Europe and America. Tickets are on sale at the UCLA Central Ticket Office. Call (310) 825-2101. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster outlets, call (213) 365-3500.
Bravo is a cellist who has appeared with the L.A. Philharmonic and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. The design team includes Argemira Affonso, costumes; Bravo, lighting; Mike Miller, sound; and Jean Luc Don Vito, make-up. Lisandro Adrovar serves as musical director and arranger, and he composed portions of the music for this show.
Forever Tango runs 8 PM Tuesday through Saturday; 2 PM Saturday and Sunday; and 7 PM Sunday. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50.