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Among the many exciting new features of the 2016 edition, the NaturalTango Festival was thrilled to feature its artists in a Full Length Dance Theatre Production! We proudly brought on stage: ONIRIA TANGO.
This one-of-a-kind production featured renowned artist Jorge Muscia, "El Fileteador de Tango", painting a LIFE SIZE MURAL on stage! A 24ft x 8ft MURAL, highlighting images of Tango and South American culture and passion, was painted publicly over the course of seven days: starting on Monday, April 18th, opening night of "Oniria Tango", at the stage of Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre; developed during each show, immersing the audience in a unique living art process each night; it continued being painted during the NaturalTango Festival day/evening events at the Mercury Café, including body art painting!; and it was exhibited on Sunday, April 24th, at the Closing Milonga of the NTFestival, held at the Black Box Theatre of the Colorado Ballet!!.
In transition between reality and dreamscape, the dancers were fully integrated into the images and story of the Mural. Tango Painting, Dancing and Music were developed on stage. Mr. Muscia painted a two-dimensional oneiric story that the dancers of "Oniria Tango" translated into movements, expanding it in time and space…
The director and main creative force of "Oniria Tango", Diana Cruz, has been obsessed with producing this show since 2009. She started defining concepts and gathering artists to make a truly unique tango show experience. The complex process of "Oniria Tango" began turning its gears on in July 2015, in Buenos Aires. With artists based in Buenos Aires (AR) and in Denver/Boulder, Colorado (USA), the idea and dance-writing developed in each of these cities in a culturally rich experience.