BLIND, Premier in Boston on August 4th @6:30pm
A tango show directed by Ana Padron and Diego Blanco from NYC based company ‘Tango for All’, with live music by Pedro Giraudo Quartet.
‘Blind’ is bold. ‘Blind’ is daring. “Blind” forges ahead with a fresh new vision for tango performance in the Twenty-first century. Unlike more traditional productions, ‘Blind’ is not a show ABOUT tango, but rather a conceptual view of human interaction told THROUGH the tango, the techniques and emotions of this highly expressive dance.
Created by dancers Diego Blanco and Ana Padron and their musical collaborator, bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo, ‘Blind’ offers a bold and exhilarating examination of life and connection through the art of dance.
Sight is one of a five senses gifted to each of us at birth, but the physical ability of seeing is not the same as perceiving or understanding the deeper sense of life. We often go through life blindly, hesitant and unsure of which steps to take. Since life will go on with or without us, we learn to fake confidence. Although, in truth, clearly blindfolded we behave as though we can clearly see our destiny and purpose. What would it be like if we choose vulnerability of admittance, if we chose honesty of not knowing? Is it easier to put the blindfold back on and go back to playing strong?
‘Blind’ is not a frenzy of emotion, but rather a study of emotion. Each of the eight principal dancers is a brilliant performer on his or her own, but technique is not the main focus of the show. You will walk out of ‘Blind’ mesmerized by boleos, ganchos, sacadas as well as various lifts typical to tango escanario (stage tango), but what will truly impress you is how well the dancers connect with one another.