LifestyleVideo June, 17th 2011 by

"La Cumparsita" Tango Fire

 Enjoy the dramatic and sensuous dancing of Tango Fire performing La Cumparsita

La Cumparsita is a musical piece written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, an Uruguayan musician, in 1917. It is among the most famous and recognizable tango songs of all time. The title translates as “The little parade” and the original lyrics begin: “The little parade of endless miseries…” La Cumparsita is very popular at Milongas; it is a common tradition for it to be played for the last dance of the evening.

It was composed in the music room of Club Nacional de Football, and played for the first time in Confitería La Giralda, a cafeteria located where the Palacio Salvo now stands in downtown Montevideo. The song was named cultural and popular anthem of Uruguay by law in 1997.

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires was formed in 2005 by its producers Andrew Kay & David Vigo The company premiered Tango Fire in Singapore in April 2005. In August of the same year the show was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was an instant success. This lead to the company touring extensively around the world over the last 6 years. The group choreographies are created by Yanina Fajar with German Cornejo assisting her. The individual couples choreograph their own solos as is traditional in the world of Tango in Argentina. Allowing the couples creative freedom creates a showcase of the 5 couples different styles to make the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires unique in the world of Tango. (Tango Fire Website)

Carolina Soler

Nelson Celis & Yanina Fajar
Pablo Sosa & Mariela Maldonado
Mauricio Celis & Ines Cuesta
German Cornejo & Carolina Giannini
Juan Malizia & Florencia Roldan

Javier Di Ciriaco

Gabrial Clenar
Gerardo Scaglione, Marcelo Rebuffi, Hugo Satorre 

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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