Center Stage Series: Tango Fire to perform Oct. 15

With daring routines bursting with drama, the Argentinian dance company Tango Fire will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

The Tango Fire performance is part of Luther College's 2013-14 Center Stage Series of professional performing arts events. The performance is sponsored by the Decorah Bank & Trust Company.

A workshop in conjunction with Luther Ballroom/Swing on the basics of Argentine Tango will take place at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Studio II of the Center for the Arts.  The workshop is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Based in Buenos Aries, Tango Fire features 10 dancers who are considered masters in every form of Argentinian tango, from its original style to contemporary ballroom style. In addition to performances featuring the whole company, each couple choreographs a solo dance for themselves, a fact that sets Tango Fire creatively apart from other companies.

The Tango Fire dancers provide an extraordinary performance for each audience.  With five World Tango Champions in their ranks, they move with dazzling precision and power that lends passion to everything from a fantastic lift to an intimate caress.

Tango Fire takes the audience on a journey through tango, tracing the dance's roots from the Barrios of Buenos Aires into Cabaret before moving through the decades to showcase the growing popularity of tango as a contemporary dance form.

Choreographed by German Cornejo, Argentina's hottest young choreographer, Tango Fire has cemented a reputation internationally as one of the most innovative and exciting practitioners of contemporary tango in the world.

Tango Fire performances are accompanied by Quarteto Fuego, a lively quartet featuring a bandoneónist, a violinist, a pianist and a double bass. The band is accompanied by one of Argentina's finest young singers, the world-renowned Jesus Hidalgo.

Tickets for the performance are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18. They can be purchased at Luther's all-new ticket website, www.tickets.luther.edu, by calling the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357, or by visiting the Luther Ticket Office, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m.; and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.