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The Bailey Theatre

1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 4C7
Phone: (250) 368-9669

Social Tango Experience

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm

TDAC’s Performing Arts Trail Series presents

Social Tango

Wednesday October 30th at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre

Single tickets are $40. Under 30 years is $20.

6-show pass $168 or Pick Your Own season by becoming a Patron Member for $25 and get 20% off Trail Arts Council presentations and other benefits. Renew or buy a Membership between May 1st and May 17th, then Patron Members have presale access to our Performing Arts Trail Series from May 20th to May 31st. Public Sale of Series starts June 1st.

All tickets available online, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

70 min – no intermission.

The Trail & District Arts Council presents The Social Tango Experience, a beautiful immersive evening of dance, music, and film all the way from Argentina!

Come experience an authentic, Argentinian immersive experience, as you discover the history of tango through dance and original music all to a backdrop of photographs and film. An evening in the heart of Buenos Aires… in Trail!

Be it the music, the passion, or the sense of connection, tango has won the hearts of dancers around the globe. This spectacular one-of-a-kind experience celebrates the art of tango with ten exceptional dancers bringing a love story to life with the rhythm of their steps. All accompanied by four musicians and two singers, who reproduce the traditional melodies of the milonga, both a South American musical genre and a popular, social dancing event.

Founded and based in Buenos Aires , the Social Tango Project’s mission is to share the social value of dance, celebrating the tango community through performance, music, and film.

If you are a tango dancer, be prepared to be invited on stage to join in the fun!

Watch the trailer https://vimeo.com/911699315

“A… journey to the heart of tango.” – La Nación

“… this show transforms those who go to see it… a beautiful audiovisual experience…” – Revol Dance Magazine

Photos by Paola Evelina and Jen Derbach.

This performance is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Teck Trail Operations, and Tourism South Kootenay and our funders the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Reminder – please do not wear strong smelling perfumes or colognes to the Bailey Theatre as the building is a scent free zone. Thank you for your cooperation.

All shows in the 2024/2025 Performing Arts Trail series this season:

Social Tango – Wed., Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm
Founded and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Social Tango invites you to a beautiful immersive evening of dance, music, projections, and documentary film. Ten dancers bring this love story to life with the rhythm of their steps, accompanied by four musicians and a singer who reproduce the traditional melodies of the milonga.

Bear Grease – Fri., Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm
LightningCloud bring you Bear Grease, a fun Indigenous twist on the beloved musical, Grease. An electrifying experience that celebrates Indigenous cultures through fashion, humour, and music. Bear Grease is a one-of-a-kind adventure that is fun for the whole family.

Ô-Celli – Sat., Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm
Ô-Celli is a magnificently unique Belgian cello ensemble whose concerts travel through time and beyond stylistic boundaries. These eight classically trained musicians, reinvigorate classical music to enchant the audience through a repertoire of both original and arranged pieces, from Tchaikovsky to Strauss, via Piazzolla and Nino Rota.

Sechile Sedare – Tues., Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm
Sechile Sedare (seh-chee-leh’ ‘seh-dahr-eh’) means ‘my younger brother, my older sister’ in the Dene language. This contemporary roots duo of sibling songwriters, Leela Gilday and Jay Gilday, hits notes of nostalgia, hope, humour in songs about their family history, connection to the land and water, and the twists and turns of fate.

Barka by Girovago with Original Music by Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra – Tues., Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm
A celebration of life where Afro-Colombian percussion, Balkan melodies, dance, and circus merrily intertwine in a show filled with delirious energy, sound, and visual richness. BARKA uses the boat as a metaphor for humanity in search of going faster, higher, further, without consideration for the problems in a dancing circus filled with hope.

The Knitting Pilgrim April – Tues., Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm
A multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge, knitted panels that look like stained glass windows. Following Kirk Dunn’s fifteen-year artistic and spiritual journey the play explores why people struggle to get along, the meaning of art, and the power of love to overcome major obstacles (and minor mishaps) through hand-knitting.