World Premier of tango show inspired by the music of Astor Piazzolla at The Peacock this Spring

Tango After Dark

Tango After Dark

Sadler’s Wells welcomes international tango star Germán Cornejo back to London with his company for the world premiere of his latest productionTango After Dark at The Peacock from Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 17 March, which features some of the best dancers from the tango houses of Buenos Aires.

As the night falls, the music of the great Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger, Astor Piazzolla, merges with the sophisticated and sensual performance of world-class Argentinean dancers to reveal tango in its most authentic and pure form. Tango superstar Cornejo, who is widely acclaimed by critics and audiences all over the world as one of the most distinguished tango artists working today, leads his outstanding cast of 10 dancers, including his long term dance partner and collaborator Gisela Galeassi in this mesmerising new show. Accompanied by two sensational singers and seven musicians playing tango classics, Tango After Dark keeps the passion of tango burning deep into the night.

Choreographed by Cornejo, Tango After Dark, follows his previous success, Tango Fire, which won Best Theatre Production in the 2015 UK Latin Awards and has been presented to sell-out audiences at The Peacock since 2007.

The Tango Fire Company was conceived in 2005 and received its world premiere in Singapore. In that same year, they performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving critical acclaim, which resulted in the company touring to venues around the world.

The individual couples in the company choreograph their own solos with Cornejo refining the steps, as is traditional in the world of Argentine tango allowing the couples creative freedom to showcase their individual styles. Cornejo and his dance partner, Galeassi, are both World Tango Champions and are widely known for their performances with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony. Both dancers feature in the Sadler’s Wells contemporary tango production m¡longa by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, which continues to tour internationally.

Press night: Friday 2 March at 7.30pm

Listing information:

Germán Cornejo
Tango After Dark  
The Peacock, WC2A 2HT
Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 17 March
Performances: Tue – Sat at 7.30pm, Sat at 2.30pm & Sun at 4pm (on Sunday 4 March at 2pm & 6pm)
Tickets: £15 – £42
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 or

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