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Tango Fire - Flames of Desire

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Tempestuous - Tango at its best
Argentinian dance company Tango Fire have arrived once again at The Peacock Theatre to wow London with Latin American passion.

Flames of Desire starts in the milonga, the traditional late-night dance hall of Buenos Aires fame and encapsulates the age old battle of the sexes that we all know (and love?). It's sultry and erotic with the five couples oozing and schmoozing through the loves, lives and losses of the milonga.

Tango Fire, Flames of Desire
Tango Fire - in the milonga

As the show progresses, the dancing becomes more fierce, more sensual and more breathtaking and throughout the second half, I don't think there was a duet that didn't inspire raucous shouts and thunderous applause from the audience. Like those around me, it seemed that just when I thought it couldn't get any better, it did.

Tango Fire, Flames of Desire
Latin American passion

The dancing itself is extraordinary - the intricate flicks and kicks, the sharp sexiness of the choreography and the simmering sensuality of Latin attitude are what Argentine Tango is famous for. Limbs entwine, bodies fling themselves to and fro and the spectacular tricks elicited several intakes of amazed breath, and not just from me.

Tango Fire, Flames of Desire
Flames of Desire

As I sat glued to my seat, I marvelled at the wonderful opportunities London provides to dip into cultures from across the world and this virtual visit to the milonga may have just reignited an old passion to travel there and experience it for myself. And if you fancy it, you can get a taste of the milonga yourself by heading to the bar after the show for a post show dance class.

Flames of Desire is at The Peacock Theatre in London until 24th February so if you want to be intoxicated by Argentinian passion, you'd better hurry - there's only 2 weeks left to go.
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Why? Fiery Latin passion and great dancing
When: 30th Jan - 24th Feb 2013
Phone: 0844 412 4322
Where: Peacock Theatre, London
Cost: 15 - 42
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