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Histoire du Tango

Posted on April 12, 2011


Histoire du Tango


“Strictly” fans can catch Ola and James Jordan in a night of passionate dancing at the Liberation Music Festival, Jersey, on May 6. The Jordans will dance at the Jersey Opera House accompanied by music written by the masters of tango including Piazzolla, Salgan and Gardel, performed by international stars. 

The evening promises to transport the audience to a late-night bar in downtown Buenos Aires and take them on a journey into the heart of the tangopolis. Chairman of Music in Action, James Mews said: “The show will be sexy, fun and have a real wow factor. Not only is the dancing going to be incredible, but the musicians are also second to none. When put together this makes the Histoire du Tango evening one of the ‘must see’ events coming to Jersey in 2011.” 

The show also features some international stars in the tango orchestra including violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and guitarist Carlos Bonell. The four-day festival celebrates the liberation of Jersey from German occupation in World War II through music and reaches its finale on Jersey’s Liberation Day on May 9. The event also raises money for the British Red Cross, a charity famously linked to the occupation through the Red Cross parcels that saved the island from starvation. 

Tickets are available from 01534 511115. More information about Histoire du Tango, and the Liberation International Music Festival, can be found at

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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