El Tango Cafe 2018

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Event Description

The show tells the story of one man’s love affair with tango after stumbling into a beautiful tango café filled with friendship, love and heartbreak. The show is based on real-life events at Ritz Tango Café – the tango café run by our founder, Jorge Niedas, from 2006 to 2010.

For audiences new to tango, this is a fantastic ‘gateway’ show, providing a unique opportunity to learn about authentic Argentine tango. Through the eyes of David, played by Trent Oldham, we learn about the culture of tango – a world away from the over-sexualized dances we see in much of today’s popular culture.

Featuring spell-binding dances from Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung along with ensemble performances from the company, this is a fantastic insight into the transformative powers of tango. Live and recorded classical tango music is featured throughout the show. 

Dance Styles
Musical Theater
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


The Edge Off Broadway

1133 West Catalpa Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-9112