Tango from Heaven

Presented by City of Irving

Follow the tight turns and dips of the tango on Friday, Dec. 12 when the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard, presents a free multimedia performance event, Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven). The show fuses the excitement of dancers, live music and film clips into an unforgettable evening full of flash and fire.

Conceived by Anna Maria Mendieta, audiences experience the heavenly sounds of classical harp and strings, mixed with the passion of the Argentinian tango. Astor Piazzolla, Joaquin Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla are just a few of the composers featured in this concert that weaves live music, tango  and flamenco dance, lighting, sets, props, beautiful costumes and film clips into entertainment appropriate for all ages. Set against a backdrop of art and film images, the settings come alive to tell a story of their own, connecting the past with the present as Mendieta reveals her connection to Hollywood and Rudolph Valentino in a special tribute to silent films.

Tango from Heaven is presented as part of the free 22nd Annual Holiday Open House activities, scheduled noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, following the concert. The program celebrates National Geographic’s Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed exhibition, open at the Irving Arts Center through Dec. 31. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Carpenter Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.

For more information, visit: www.irvingartscenter.com

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