Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla

Performed here by the CT Tango Ensemble during the run of Tango Show El Beso during December 2004 at The Little Theatre – Cape Town.

Stanislav Angelov – Accordion, Bandoneon & Saxophone
Jacek Domagala – Violin
Albert Combrink – Piano

This track also appears on our first CD El Tango en Afrika where Mezzo-soprano Violina Anguelov adds a magical touch to one of Piazzolla’s most hypnotic melodies.

CT Tango Ensemble: El Tango en Africa

EL BESO was produced by El Cacha Tango Company, directed by Heinrich Reisenhofer.

8 Dancers were led by Nur Dreyer and Cherona Reisenhofer-Dreyer. The show was choreographed by Mareli Schroter with live music by the  Cape Town Tango Ensemble joined by the Argentinean singer Juan Simon. The ladies’ costumes were personally designed and created by top South African and international couturier Jenni Button.

Visit the show’s producers at El Cacha, with branches in  Cape Town SA and Nürtingen, Deutschland .

To book or buy CT Tango Ensemble CDs go to Good Music World or contact Albert on albertcombrink@worldonline.co.za

Public and press response to El Beso were overwhelmingly positive:

” Whether you are an aficionado of tango, or simply enjoy expressive dancing and passionate music, this celebration of Argentinean culture will leave many a pleasant memory of an evening well spent.  The show’s title (meaning “The Kiss”) is aptly chosen, since romance is its whole raison d’etre.

…..and best of all, the intense tenderness generated by the lead partnership in their two bravura pieces, Million Tango and Libertango.” –
Beverly Brommert, Cape Argus

“Die dansers beweeg op na en af van die verhoog in n natuurlike luim, en die bekendstelling van elke nommer gebeur rustig.  Die choreografie van Mareli Schroter gryp die kern van die tango aan.” – Eduard Greyling, Die Burger

Translation In English: “The dancers move on and off the stage in a natural mood, and the introduction of each number happens calmly. The choreography of Mareli Schroter goes to the heart of tango.” Eduard Greyling, Die Burger

” ‘El Beso’ spog met Suid Afrika se vuurwarmste jong tango-paar Nur Dreyer en Cherona Reisenhofer – ondersteun deur n eksklusief Suid-Afrikaanse group dansers.” –Die Kaapse Son

Translation in English: ” El Beso boasts South Africa’s hottest young new Tango-team Nur Dreyer and Cherona Reisnhofer – supported by an exclusively South African group of dancers.” – Die Kaapse Son