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Interview With Mariela Franganillo Swango and Forever Tango.

A new revival of the 2005 off-Broadway hit by Tony Award®-winning playwright, Rupert Holmes, based on a concept by Mariela Franganillo (of Recuerdo Tango performed at Schimmel in 2013) and Robert Royston. Following in the tradition of West Side Story, this contemporary, Romeo and Juliet story depicts a unique fusion of dance, romance, revelry and rivalry within and between two different worlds. In one evening we see the tale of two lovers; the girl from the sultry world of Argentine Tango, the boy from the lively arena of West Coast Swing. When the lovers conquer their differences, they create the harmonic fusion of Swing and Tango.

Forever Tango star Mariela Franganillo and four-time International Swing Dance Champion, Robert Royston (Swing! ), both choreographic “masters of tango and swing, respectively,” (NEWSDAY) have united to create a new thrilling and enticing dance form uniting Argentine Tango and West Coast Swing. Throw in Tony Award®-winning writer, Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and the result is an electrifying and mesmerizing blend of drama, comedy and music that swings and seduces the heart, and dance that stirs and stimulates the soul. ( Press release)

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