The Leonardo Cuello Company anchors its work towards researching
new ways of expression in the realm of Stage Tango. In its more than
10 years of existence, it has created five distinct shows with
box-office success in Buenos Aires theatres and through numerous
Collection Tango, the Company’s third production, consists of four
short works no more than 20 minutes each: their titles are
respectively Diamond, In your arms, Nobility of suburb and Eternal.
Every single one is an aesthetic exploration, the result of a research
study, the fruit of a tactical, plastic crossing between ultra-tango and
non-tango elements. Cuello’s strategy is aimed at breathing precise
and precious shapes into his artistic pieces, all of which are imbued
with strong character and borne risks.
Collection Tango is undoubtedly an intelligent assemblage of works.
One by one, escorted with original soundtrack, scenic and costume
designs, each piece combines elements of tango, contemporary
dance and theatre without betraying the fundamental values
pertaining to the tanguero embrace and the wondrous language
generated from the vertiginous crossing of the legs that deeply
characterizes its identity.
Five dance couples
(two parts with an interval)
Duration: 80 min
IN YOUR ARMS
NOBILITY OF SUBURB
A tribute act to Osvaldo Pugliese, creator of an intense and sensual
style. The soundtrack brings together original music by Argentine
composer Sebastián Verea and the Orchestra Color Tango, whose
contemporary interpretations of Pugliese’s body of work are
The colour red is attributed to this segment, for the ardent elegance
and eroticism it conveys.
IN YOUR ARMS
A scene inspired by any one milonga in yesteryear Buenos Aires, a
setting that combines traditional tango, contemporary dance and
theatricality. The soundtrack merges traditional instrumental tangos
with tangos whose poetry cradles the drama of the act. A surprising
and moving piece.
NOBILITY OF SUBURB
An act that depicts the sprightly simplicity of neighbourhood balls in
the time of cobblestone streets and courtyard gatherings of youth
filled with dreams and romanticism. The soundtrack is created using a
little-known selection of the grand composer Francisco Canaro and
his mythical "Pirincho Quintet".
The closing act is a tribute to Astor Piazzolla, the eternal creator, the
musician who opened the doors to a new way of thinking about
tango, and hence broadening the horizons of its dance form. A clearly
modern piece where all essential elements of the tango lexicon take
on different nuances and dimensions.
Costume Design and Scenography
Nora Churquina sites.google.com/view/norachurquina/inicio
Sebastián Verea http://sebastianverea.com
• The show premiered in April 2013 at the prestigious Cooperative
Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, with an eight-week cycle of
• In August 2013, it was presented at the Buenos Aires Tango
Festival, and in October of the same year, at the Torino-Buenos
Aires Encounter for Artistic Exchange (Torino, Italy).
• In 2013, it was presented at the Cultural Centre of Memory
Haroldo Conti, as part of its Festival of Contemporary Dance.
• In 2014, it was presented at the Parco della Musica Tango Festival
(Rome, Italy), and in 2015, at the Torinodanza Festival (Torino,
• In 2007, it toured Italy. Cities included Pesaro, Vicenza, Mestre,
Venice, Verona, Legnago, Ferrara and Carpi.
• In 2018, the Company opened Bogotá’s Ibero-American Theatre
Festival with segments of the show.