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“A hugely entertaining evening… Superb… Simply incredible” The West Australian

One Man. Two Women. The romance of a violin. The passion of tango.

And so the scene is set for Tango’s Violin, the story of a woman who discovers tango through her love of playing the violin.
One night her life changes when she meets a man unlike any other.
The temperature rises as they impress each other and eventually he sweeps her off her feet by dancing with her. They fall in love.
But little does she know, everything is just about to change….

Featuring the music and dancing associated with a seductive Latin flavour wound around a sensual tale,
Tango’s Violin is the world’s first tango musical. It’s a show about the passion, anguish and power that is tango.

speigel 350Performances

In its first season in 2005 at The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne, Tango’s Violin, sold out a month in advance and has since been invited to return for a longer season. In 2007, the show toured to Perth for a 
5 show season at His Majesty’s Theatre, which sold out 2 weeks in advance and prior to all media publicity campaigns. Tango’s Violin thrilled audiences at City Recital Hall, Sydney in 2009 and has since been performed at the Albury Entertainment Centre.

Tango’s Violin is a show unlike any other.

The company

The company was formed by Artistic Director/ Producer, Sophie Kesoglidis, who began her career as a
viola player performing with Melbourne, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
She has worked with Katy Perry, KD Lang, Hugh Jackman, Harry Connick Jnr, Pavarotti and Placido Domingo and in venues ranging from Royal Albert Hall, London to Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.
Sophie studied violin in Buenos Aires in 2008 with various legendary tango specialists including
Diego Lerendegui (Colortango) and Mauricio Marcelli (violinist in the orchestras of Pugliese & Troilo).
She has been dancing tango since 2004, undertaken courses at Robles Dance Academy and danced with celebrity, Clive James, for a post concert function at Perth Concert Hall.

Writer/ Narrator/ Violinist/ Dancer
Sophie Kesoglidis

Original Director*
Alan Becher

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Dancers
Fabio Robles & Ana Andre

Vocalist
Yvette Johansson

Band (Quartet)
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Lighting Design
Kimberly Kwa

Artist/ Stage Design
Gretchen Kesoglidis

The band, red dash black, comprises of violin, accordion, piano and double bass. red dash black provide the soundtrack to the narrative of Tango’s Violin - a collection of classic songs ranging from 1920s (the golden era of tango) to the modern tangos of Piazzolla. These include famous tangos such as Jealousy, La Cumparsita, Hernando’s Hideaway and works by composers such as Piazzolla, Mores, Exposito and Laurenz.

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alan-becher*VALE Alan Becher (director)
Former Artistic Director of the Perth Theatre Company, Alan Becher, joined the show for its second season in 2007 in Perth providing dramaturgical guidance and directing expertise bringing the dramatic element to a higher level. Sadly in 2008 Alan passed away after a short battle with cancer. Therefore to date, a new director has not been appointed. Alto Productions gratefully acknowledges the encouragement and skills that Alan added to this show. He is greatly missed.

Publicity

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Jessica Nichols. The Age 17/12/05

"One man. Two women. The romance of a violin. The passion of tango. And so the scene is set for Tango's Violin, a musical tale exploring the lure of Argentina's most seductive cultural export. Perth musician, Sophie Kesoglidis ( a classically trained violinist who has fallen under tango's spell) shapes her debut production around the sensuality and strong emotions that characterise tango in both sung and danced forms. Kesoglidis' four-piece band, red dash black, provides the soundtrack to the story, which takes place in a typical Argentinian milonga (tango nightclub). Melbourne vocalist Yvette Johansson plays the milonga's songstress, while Fabio Robles and Ana Andre (2005 Australian tango dance champions) sculpt the music into slinky moves on the dance floor."

TV

C31 Melbourne “ TV Latina” filmed at BMW Edge, Federation Square

Radio

ABC Radio National: The Music Show
ABC Classic FM Drive
ABC 774 Victoria
ABC 720 Perth