Plenty of Tickets Remain at Box Office/ 6:30pm Doors/ DODO Orchestra / Villalobos Brothers
featuring TANGO Dancers
Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico, with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of musical brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awakens the senses as it redefines the notions behind Latin music.
DODO Orchestra is a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and talented musicians of the new generation who are everything that is New York -- sophistication, cosmopolitanism and the never-ending party. Inspired by beats and sounds from all over the world and moved by the timeless appeal of the bygone era, DODO embarks upon crossing times and places, performing with effortless originality gems of the French, German, Italian and Russian retro. With bold flair they fuse tango and samba, swing and chanson, balkanica and reggae, creating a delicious urban cocktail.
DODO Orchestra will be performing with professional tango dancers Rebecca Shulman and Evan Griffiths.
Rebecca Shulman and Evan Griffiths are among most prominent tango performers on the East Coast. Each of them has spent extensive time in Buenos Aires studying with Argentine masters, and they both continue to search for a more expressive, more beautiful way of dancing. Rebecca and Evan are known for fleet footwork, endlessly long lines, and quality of movement. They have been extensively performing and teaching in NYC and abroad.
This show is ALL AGES.
Tickets are $20adv $25dos General Admission, First Come First Seated
ABOUT THE VENUE:
The Abrons Arts Center Playhouse is decorated with elegant Georgian Revival details. The 350-seat theater looks even older than its 1915 completion date. The theater has hosted the likes of Martha Graham and Dizzy Gillespie, and today offers everything from Chinese poetry to opera.