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Fiery, fabulous ‘Forever Tango’ and ‘Art Southampton’
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Arlene Epstein

The ethereal glow of “Forever Tango” created and directed by Bravo now enjoys additional choreography by the dancers — all of whose lithe bodies fill the stage with synchronized bliss. Even seeing makes it difficult believing not a single misstep (save in the one comic number) from the entire troupe, performing both in reams and collectively — with the former including one of the evening’s showstoppers where Juan Paolo Horvath spun partner Victoria Galoto using only their legs — finally hoisting the lithe beauty to his shoulder, gripping only her thigh!

The locking of bodies and eyes tell stories by teams who have heard them all over the world; and equally entertaining ones are delivered by an 11-man band, who bring us both soulful and playful numbers on string instruments, piano, keyboard and their unique bandoneons — a very special variation on the accordion—which is the soul of tango music.

Bravos go also to Argemira Affanso’s costume design, whose gorgeous frocks, sylph-like shimmering gowns, sparkling footwear and equally elegant men’s attire (and shoes) mirror an evening of pure class. With a tango explosion still in progress, how fortunate that this troupe has now returned to New York to remind us that the spectacle of human perfection displayed in its pinpoint variations remains a soaring truth” no matter how technology progresses it’s the wonder of the human mind and body — in all its expressions — that transports us to a world of unlimited possibilities; And how captivating the thrill of watching “Forever Tango” — even (or especially) if one has two left feet! (Walter Kerr Theater, 219 W. 48th St., tickets at telecharge.com, 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250)


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