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Review: Midnight Tango @ Manchester Opera House
PASSIONS smoulder and then ignite in this astonishing dance spectacular which transports the audience into the exotic world of South America.
On paper it’s a show that’s so flimsy it really shouldn’t work.
Set in a bar, couples come in and dance to the live band; boy meets girl and dances, bad boy also meets same girl and dances; boy and girl fall out; boy and girl are reunited, everyone’s happy.
But that doesn’t allow for the technical brilliance and the captivating performances from dancers and musicians alike.
Starring Strictly favourites Vincent and Flavia, Midnight Tango is compelling throughout.
Flavia Cacace is mesmerising, possessing sensuality and grace which means you can’t take your eyes off her.
It also helps that she’s not exactly been hit with the ugly stick!
Her set pieces with Vincent will leave you breathless.
Strictly may be great entertainment but live, this show reveals dancing which is almost unworldly.
The Argentinian tango is perhaps the most expressive and technically demanding of all dances.
As former world champions, Vincent and Flavia take it to another level altogether.
Watch out too for the fantastic live band who play throughout and also for the comic relief from the bar owner and his wife which is both funny and poignant.
A show with no dialogue, hardly any plot and based around one dance - somehow it's brilliant.