Mathilde Monnier & Alan Pauls

El Baile

Tanz im August

Tango is the soul of Argentina. It is timeless, popular and mercurial; being simultaneously a practice and an art form. In their new piece, French choreographer Mathilde Monnier and Argentinian writer and journalist Alan Pauls explore the special significance of the tango. Commencing in 1978, when Argentina hosted the Football World Cup under the yoke of the military junta, in El Baile, they recount the history and present of both the country and the dance, combined with the childhood memories and life stories of their virtuosic dancers from Buenos Aires.

Duration 90 min

With kind support of the Goethe Institut and the Institut français.

Tanz im August presented in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

German premiere

Magazin im August Article

"Pas de deux in Buenos Aires"


Concept & Choreography: Mathilde Monnier / Concept & Choreography: Alan Pauls / Dramaturgy: Véronique Timsit / With: Martin Gil, Lucas Lagomarsino, Samanta Leder, Pablo Lugones, Ari Lutzker, Carmen Pereiro Numer, Valeria Lucia Polorena, Lucia Garcia Pulles, Celia Argüello Rena, Delfina Thiel, Florencia Vecino, Daniel Wendler / Set & Costume Design: Annie Tolleter / Lighting Design: Eric Wurtz / Sound: Olivier Renouf / Musical Advice: Sergio Pujol / Assistance Choreography: Marie Bardet / Rehearsal Assistance: Corinne Garcia / Artistic Collaboration: Anne Fontanesi / Executive Production: Nicolas Roux / With the benevolence of: Jean-François Guéganno. We thank Yann Lorvo, Hélène Kelmachter, Lucie Haguenauer, Diana Theocharidis, Evelyne Loew, Natalia Uccello, Cecilia Kuska / Production: Le Quai, Centre Dramatique National Angers, Pays de la Loire / Coproduction: Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse, Théâtre de Namur, Teatro San Martín - Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, Théâtre-Sénart Scène Nationale, Festival Montpellier Danse 2017, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève / Supported by: Institut Français, Drac Occitanie


  • Past
    Tue 29.8.2017, 19:00 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele
    Tue 29.8.2017, 20:15 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele
    Wed 30.8.2017, 19:00 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele


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