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Ballet to Tango Music
ENBS Shelter 2019

The English National Ballet School gloriously performed three ballet pieces at Tango Shelter on 14th December 2019.

The ballets to tango music had been choreographed by the students themselves as part of their choreography course.

Warren Edwardes, the organiser of Tango Shelter, Mayfair Milonga and Hyde Park Milonga gave them a dozen pieces of tango, vals and milonga music to work with ranging from 1935 to 2019. The choreographies and songs were whittled down to the work of three choreographers.

Of the dozen songs, two of the final selection student choreographers chose “Este es El Rey” Juan D’Arienzo Insrumental 1971; one with two male dancers and the other with seven dancers – two males and five females.

It was interesting to see what energetic 18-20-year-olds like best of a wide variety of tango music.

The larger group performance of Este es El Rey was particularly energetic and perhaps primaeval. It was somewhat reminiscent of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

And the third one chosen was “Pura Clase” Biagi Instrumental 1939 with three dancers – two males and one female.

The detail of the choreography was incredible and it was a privilege to observe them at times within the Coronavirus two metres distancing.

They are great memories of a truly wonderful occasion and hopefully, the videos will bring pleasure to the many cooped up at home around the world.

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Event Organiser, Filmographer, Photographer, Social Dancer, Tango DJ from London in UK

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