May 1 – June 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 5 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Saturday, May 15 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
School Groups Welcome! Download student guide HERE (PDF).
571 - 575 Walton Avenue
(between 149 & 150th Streets, one block west of the Grand Concourse)
Bronx, NY 10451 tel: 718-585-1202
Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm with extended hours during show nights.
Check www.pregones.org for those extended hours.
"Tango, Never Before Midnight, is a work which records the world of the milongas –traditional Argentinean tango balls– and their patrons, the milongueros. Each night at the milonga is a dramatic cycle in itself, an erotically charged arena where issues of power and gender are played out. Fleeting relationships, alliances, rivalries, jealousies and games of seduction occur, leading to the encounters on the dance floor. These negotiations are carried out through furtive glances and minute gestures, parts of a ritual that can go completely unnoticed by outsiders.
Milongueros tend to speak very little; even if they have been dancing with each other for years they never ask each other’s last names, addresses or professions. This is one of the unspoken rules of the “real” milongueros. Another implicit rule is that the invitation to dance is never verbal. Rather, this is done through a complex series of interlocking gazes and body attitudes.
At the milonga, a great social equalizer, class, age and physical appearance recede. The dancing is what counts, the body connection, the feeling for the music."
To learn more about Adriana please click HERE
This exhibition of En Foco's 2009-2010 Touring Gallery program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Canson Infinity, Senator José M. Serrano/Legislative Initiative Grant, Bronx Council on the Arts, Archival Methods, Loupe Digital Studio, members and friends.