Song of Eva Perón

CONTACT Scalla Jakso (714) 556-2122 x4710, [email protected]
Rena Nishijima (714) 556-2122 x4371, [email protected]
November 5, 2014
Direct from Argentina, Tango Buenos Aires Performs Song of
Eva Perón at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Free preview Tango dance demonstrations will be held one hour prior to each
performance for ticketholders
January 17 &18 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall; tickets go on sale
November 23
COSTA MESA, CA – Tango Buenos Aires, the internationally acclaimed and most uncompromisingly
authentic Tango company in the world, will make its third appearance at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
dancing four performances of Song of Eva Perón January 17 & 18, 2015 in the Renée and Henry
Segerstrom Concert Hall. Song of Eva Perón journeys through the sensational life of Argentina’s
formidable First Lady with powerful and seductive music and dance.
Song of Eva Perón traces a life that was a vivacious and poignant spectacle, from Eva Duarte de Perón’s
humble beginnings through her meteoric rise to power and fame in the 1930s to her untimely death in
1952. The Washington Post states, Song of Eva Perón is “…repeatedly crafted swirling, fast-paced
tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.”
Tickets for Tango Buenos Aires start at $39 and will go on sale Sunday, November 23 at 10 a.m. PST.
Ticket will be available at, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town
Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket discounts, call the Group Services office at
(714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. Ticketholders are encouraged to attend one hour
prior to each performance as there will be on-stage demonstrations followed by a Q&A.
The Center's International Dance Series is made possible by Audrey Steele Burnand Endowed Fund for
International Dance and The Segerstrom Foundation Endowment for Great Performances. Classical
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Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the
Americas, Europe and the Far East. Tango Buenos Aires was created for the "Jazmines" festival at the
famous Buenos Aires cabaret "Michelangelo" by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo
Requena. The company met with tremendous success and was immediately added to the season of the
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General San Martin Municipal Theatre.
In 1986, the company traveled to the United States in order to represent Argentina at the Latin American
Festival, which took place at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City's Central Park during the month of
August. This event was followed by an extensive tour throughout the United States, along with trips to
Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador, followed by a return to the United States via Miami and San
Francisco. In December 1986, the group appeared on NHK television in Tokyo, and it completed 62
performances throughout Japan, as well as a CD recording for Sony titled Quejas de Bandoneón.
In 1987, the company undertook a lengthy tour of the principal cities of Argentina, performing at the
Spring Festival in Bariloche, at the Galli Auditorium in Mendoza, at the Municipal Theatre in Ciudad de
Rosario, in Santa Rosa La Pampa and in the city of Rio Negro, in addition to various appearances on
television channels for the S.A.D.A.I.C. series and in the series sponsored by the Argentinean Ministry of
Culture, before ending the season at the Auditorio in Mar del Plata.
In March 1989, the company traveled to Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany; to Granada, Spain for the
International Tango Festival and to Madrid for performances at the Teatro de la Villa and at the National
Auditorium. In October 1989, the company began a Latin American tour, appearing in Quito and
Guayaquil in Ecuador, in Mexico and ending in Los Angeles.
In March 1990, Tango Buenos Aires participated in the International Festival in Adelaide, Australia, and in
April, the company performed at the New Zealand Festival. In June 1991, the company traveled to
Southeast Asia, giving performances in Singapore and Kuala Lupur, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand.
Under the patronage of the president of Argentina, the company introduced the Tango to Indonesia for
the first time ever.
In 1992, Tango Buenos Aires performed in Santiago, Chile and on Chilean television, with further
performances in Vina del Mar and a subsequent trip to Brazil, performing at the Memorial. 1993 was a
year of extensive travel in Argentina, Spain (Granada, Madrid and Andalucia), Finland and Chile
(Vitacura, Santiago, Vina del Mar and Valparaiso). Beginning in November, the company toured
Malaysia, Japan and China. In Beijing, the company hosted a series of unprecedented master classes
and residencies with Chinese dancers at the Dance University of Beijing, teaching the origin and
evolution of tango and further international understanding and cooperation.
In 1994, Tango Buenos Aires traveled to Spain, performing for the third time at the sixth International
Festival in Granada, and also performing at the University and National Auditorium in Madrid. In June, the
company took part in performances and master classes at the Kuopio Festival in Finland and also
performed in Copenhagen, followed by another trip to Malaysia.
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The company spent most of 1995 performing in Buenos Aires and touring throughout South America,
culminating in a season at Buenos Aires's Museo Fernández Blanco, Teatro Gral San Martin and the
Teatro Presidente Alvear. In 1996, Tango Buenos Aires toured Portugal, and in the autumn the company
traveled to Greece and ended the year with a tour of Japan extending into January 1997. Tango Buenos
Aires toured the United States for its first coast-to-coast tour during the 1998 – 1999 season to great
critical and popular acclaim, appearing in cities including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas,
Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, Boston,
Cleveland, Louisville, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Lincoln, Toronto and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In June 1999, the renowned pianist Cristian Zárate succeeded Requena as music director, and Pablo
Mainetti, the world’s greatest bandoneon player, joined the orchestra. In 2005, Julian Vat, Argentina’s
most prolific composer and leading musician assumed the title of music director. The company returned
to North America in winter 2003 for a two and half month tour of the Unites States. Due to the
extraordinary success of this tour, the company returned in the fall of 2007 and winter of 2011 for a two
month national tour of the United States.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both an acclaimed arts institution and as a multidisciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering
unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the
unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center traces its roots back to
the late 1960s when a dedicated group of community leaders decided Orange County should have its
own world-class performing arts venue.
As Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and
operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986,
and the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses
the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center’s studio performance
space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is
home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts’
ongoing Free for All series.
The Center presents a broad range of programming each season for audiences of all ages from
throughout Orange County and beyond, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top
Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music
performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free
performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other
special events. It offers many education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts.
These programs reach hundreds of thousands of students of all ages with vital arts-in-education
programs, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.
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In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus
also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South
Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region’s major
performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and
the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at
Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
January 17 & 18, 2014
Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Song of Eva Perón
Choreography by Susana Rojo
Artistic Director: Rosario Bauza
Music Director: Fernando Marzan
Ticketholders are encouraged to attend one hour prior to each performance as there will be on-stage
demonstrations followed by a Q&A.
615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Tickets In person -
Start at $39; tickets go on sale November 23
The Box Office
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Online -
Phone -
(714) 556-2787
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
TTY number - (714) 556-2746
Group Sales - (714) 755-0236
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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F (714) 556-8984
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600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
T (714) 556-2121
F (714) 556-8984