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TANGO TOILET site-specific piece       
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Declared world's cultural heritage by the Unesco, TANGO not only represents the Argentinean culture but the universal icon of glamour and sophisticated seduction. From Rudolph Valentino till today we cannot separate its image from the panoply of heels, splits, and roses clasped between gritted teeth commonly associated with it

TANGO was never meant to fit, spatially and mentally, in a TOILET room, as an urinal was never meant to be an art object before it was placed in a gallery.
As a kind of inverted Duchamp's "ready made" effect, Rodrigo Pardo brings the extraordinary into the ordinary creating an humorous and thought-provoking event of contrasted images.

Usually performed in a shop’s window, it is physically placed in the border of the public and the private , a theater space gained from daily life that helps to reinforce the voyeuristic sensation given by the intimacy exposed.



“Short, dynamic, fizzy, saucy and thought-provoking: this is theatre at its best.”
Spectator.co.uk, Giannandrea Poesio

“(..)..as a charmingly imaginative little reminder of dance’s ability to transform any space – a bathroom, a footpath, you name it – into something very special indeed, it’s splendid, and goes down like a hot little mocha on a cold autumn day. “
TELGRAPH  UK , Mark Monahan

“Toilet Tango is a gem of street theatre. Wittily imagined, impeccably performed and just 10 minutes long, it not only draws the crowds, it keeps them.”
THE GUARDIAN, Judith Mackrell

“10 fulminating minutes, with great beauty,  poetry and melancholy. Such a simple and perfect thing is close to geniality.”
La Nuova Venezia, Roberto Lamatea

VIDEOS/PHOTOS





Tango Toilet

GADETEATER FESTIVAL DENMARK 2018 promotional video


ORIGINAL PRESS FILES

- Thessaloniki (Greek)
- The Culture Vulture (English)
- Cronaca di Palermo (Italian)
- La Reppublica (Italian)
- La Provence (French)
- La Provence (French)
- La Marseillese (French)
- The Guardian ( English)
- The Telegraph ( English)
- La Nuova Venezia (Italian)
- Il Gazzetino (Italian)
- La Nuova Venezia (Italian)




TANGO  TOILET

Idea and direction: Rodrigo Pardo
Choreography: Rodrigo Pardo icw. Cristina Cortés
Dancers: Cristina Cortés/Claudia Jakobsen/Rosalia Wanka,  and Rodrigo Pardo
Music: "Tanguera" by Mariano Mores
Length: 10 minutes
Presentation frame: four performances a day, one every half an hour

2020 (cancelled due to covid19):
Theater op The Markt / Hasselt Festival
( BE)
Prospettiva Nevskij Festival - Bari (IT)

2019:
Olala Festival - Lienz Austria, 24/25 July
Schwerte Welttheater Festival (DE) 29/30 August

2018:
Denmark Tour -Gadeteater Festival
Randers-Ikast-Kopenaghe-Silkeborg-Koge-Gentofte-Fredericksberg-Esbjerg-Gulborgsund


Presented at: "5 Festival di Danza Cont di Venezia" (IT), “Festival Temporada Alta” (ES), “Dance Umbrella” (UK), "Festival de Marseille" (FR), “Museo Palazzo Riso” (IT), “Napoli Teatro Festival Italia”(IT), ” Danceworks”, Sheffield (UK), Thessaloniki Festival (GR)
Comissioned by: “Biennale di Venezia” (IT) 2007


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©Photo: Quim Curbet
©Photo: Quim Curbet
©Photo: Quim Curbet