Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It takes two

By  Michelle Manetti

This event is pure seduction.

On Feb. 26, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts will be set ablaze with desire as the Tango Buenos Aires company performs “Fuego Tango y Pasion.”

“The man and woman together is the passion,” said assistant artistic director Lucrecia Laurel. “Then two bodies moving together create fire.”
¡Ay, caramba!

In this production, the tango is performed with two dancers constantly embracing each other as they move to music by Tango legends Astor Piazzolla, Eduardo Arolas and Julian Plaza. Their feet move rapidly and their bodies intertwine, creating a story of drama and flirtation. Not for nothing was the tango the original “forbidden dance” (take that, lambada fans!).

“It really is about love,” said Laurel. “That’s a big thing about the tango — it inspires and excites people.”

“Fuego Tango y Pasion” at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College [2900 Campus Rd. at Hillel Place in Flatbush, (718) 951-4500], Feb. 26 at 8 pm. Tickets $45. For info, visit

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