Tango, to the Pointe

Choreographed by Alexander Richardson

Award-winning dance company, PointeTango, returns to the stage with a spectacular new show where ballet and tango coalesce. With powerful lifts and fiery footwork, audiences will be mesmerized by PointeTango’s sultry duo as they pirouette, leap and bourrée across the stage with the passion of Argentine tango…on Pointe!

“Erin makes dancing on pointe shoes look effortless” ★★★★★ – Saskatoon Star Phoenix

“Richardson’s choreography is a joy to behold” ★★★★★ – Check the Program

“They dance as one body, with grace and precision” ★★★★★ – Check the Program

‘Tango, to the Pointe’ is a new work showcasing PointeTango’s unique fusion between Argentine tango and classical ballet. As the only company in the world to dance authentic, improvised Argentine tango on pointe shoes, we wanted to create a show that pushes the boundaries of dance by exploring the possibilities and challenges that arise while transitioning from stilettos to pointe shoes. This dynamic show not only showcases the technical prowess of PointeTango dancers Erin Scott-Kafadar and Alexander Richardson, but also offers a window into the intricacies of touch as they reevaluate the meaning of connection during a pandemic when human closeness has been restricted.

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