Los Guardiola – The Comedy of Tango
theSpaceTriplex – Big
daily at 15:20 (1 hr 10m)
“Drawing from their expertise in commedia dell’arte, mime and Argentine tango, Los Guardiola use the universal and timeless language of movement to tell stories inspired by the world’s best-loved tangos. Like a fairground carousel, the different faces of the soul of tango and characters from our endless human comedy – along with their loves, vices and virtues – pass before our very eyes.
Like a fairground carousel, the different faces of the soul of tango and characters from
our endless human comedy – along with their loves, vices and virtues – pass before
our very eyes…”
Review by Richard Lambert, 5 Stars
Marcelo Guardiola and Giorgia Marchiori have created a unique piece of theatre with their production “The Comedy of Tango”. Apparently it has been performed non-stop in Parisian theatres for six years. No suprises there. It is quirky, funny and stand-out beautifully performed.
Modelling each musical dance sketch on some of the world’s best-loved Tangos, each dance tells a story. The humour is masterfully built into each of the stories. There is character play that shows the intense expression, flair and romance between the couple which maintains the true style of the Tango.
Argentinian born Marcelo Guardiola has the most brilliant mime performance! While Giorgia Marchiori is stunning and striking with her expressive dancing. Between them as director and choreographer they have created this wonderful show. Tight partner holds and fast movements of inter-twined foot placements are both impressive and expressive. Their final piece is performed on a tiny box, it is as intricate as it is brilliant!
Stylish, sophisticated, and charmingly presented. A great introduction to the Tango for everyone.
Venue: theSpace @ Triplex (Big end-on) – Venue 38
Dates: 15–27 August 2022
Time: 15:20 (1hr15)
Ticket prices: £16 / concessions £14 / family £11
Fringe box office: 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com
Suitable for all ages