From its inception, the Tango has been the embodiment and expression of the melancholy suffered by the, largely, Italian immigrants arriving in Argentina and Uruguay in between the 1880s and 1930 especially in the region of the
Río de la Plata; and this expression forms the uniting link connecting the Italian and existing Río de la Plata cultures from that time until the current day. “Alma” ( or “Soul” ) is a project of profound humanistic sentiment which
uses the Tango as a narrative base with which to establish this union.
Moreover, it fuses with other musical styles such as Jazz and Folk, amongst others. It is a theatrical presentation acted out in a series of scenes by five artists who bring together the arts of dance, music and poetry. Each scene
depicts a different period and emotion demonstrating the evolution of man.
“Alma” narrates the transition through life of the “Self” placing focus on one’s emotions. Its intention is to stir, and question but also to unite. This is an original work comprising material taken 100% from the artists own creations.
Lucía Conde de Ben is the choreographer to the original score of Federico Nathan.
A painful birth.
A childhood traversing melodies of pure innocence.
A dance of seduction evoking adolescence which transforms into a
volcano of adult emotions.
Confusion provoked by the torment of mental turmoil.
The silence of absence, death and re-birth… causing the soul to
transcend the human and brush the spiritual.
A R T I S T S O N S T A G E
F E D E R I C O N AT H A N, U r u g u a y
LU C Í A C O N D E D E B E N, U r u g u a y
M A R I A N O S I C C A R D I, I t a l o a r g e n t i n o
G I N E T T E M O N T E N E G R O, A r g e n t i n a
A L B E R T O C O LO M B O, I t a l i a n o