Sultry Tango Spectacle Coming to Arsht
Argentinean dance meets aerial acrobatics in this summer’s debut of 8CHO.
February 06, 2013
The Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company performs in 8CHO
The Adrienne Arsht Center has announced the Miami debut of the sensuous dance spectacle 8CHO (pronounced like the Spanish “ocho” for eight) on June 20 in conjunction with its 2012-2013 Knight Masterworks Season programming. Named after the eight basic steps of the tango, 8CHO fuses aerial acrobatics and sultry Argentinean tango with a live orchestra and world-class vocalists (and a dash of hip-hop). It’s performed by Buenos Aires’ Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company, which has captivated audiences in Italy, Canada, Costa Rica, Boston, and New York City, where The New York Times described the show as "breathtaking." Critics have also hailed the sensuality of the production, which is completely free of narrative, and Arsht notes that there will be brief nudity—so parents should plan a babysitter for the evening. That said, tickets for the summer engagement range from $35 to $75 and go on sale February 11 for Arsht Center members. General public ticket sales will begin later this spring. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722
photography by nicolas foong