Compagnia Naturalis Labor

Piazzolla Tango
En tus ojos
For eight tangueros
(and with live music for quartet)

Five minutes and forty seconds.
So much applause lasted for this show of strong emotional depth. Piazzolla's music alternates with original compositions giving life (between dance and tango) to a restless Piazzolla, an artist in creative crisis, haunted by his own notes. There is all the ambiguity of his life lived in the balance between tradition and innovation. There is his vision of tango and music.

This is not the usual and already seen tango show: Padovani tells us, amazes us, with an imaginary that, thanks to the dance, goes beyond the technicality and passion of tango.

An intimate and strong show, which deserved the long applause.

Piazzolla Tango

Choreography and direction Luciano Padovani
Tango choreography Silvio Grand

with Stefano Babboni, Silvio Grand, Loredana De Brasi, Jessica, D’Angelo, Elisa Mucchi, Mirko Paparusso, Roland Kapidani, Roberta Morselli

Tango music live performed by Cuarteto Tipico Tango Spleen
Mariano Speranza, piano and direction
Francesco Bruno, bandoneon
Andrea Marras, violin
Daniele Bonacini, doublebass

Costume Designer Lucia Lapolla
Light designer Claudio Modugno

A Naturalis Labor production

Co-produced by
Florence Dance Festival

with the support of Mibact / Regione Veneto / Arco Danza / City of Vicenza


Davide Fiore Il Giornale di Vicenza

Intense debut at the Vicenza Municipal of the work of Naturalis Labor. An Astor Piazzolla seen through his man's eyes. A man alone haunted by small obsessions and a deep desire to free himself from his skin, to flee far away. The theatrical dramaturgy of the choreographies, conceived by Luciano Padovani with the intervention of Silvio Grand for tango steps, emphasizes the style of the performers ...
The effective alternation between live music and the original arias of Carlo Carcano enliven couple dances that identify Piazzolla's constant nightmare for his genius, led to devastating suffering.

Maria Luisa Buzzi Danza&Danza

Different but permeated suggestions of the same nostalgia come from Ent tus Ojos, Padovani's latest work presented at the Teatro Comunale. Show for eight dancers accompanied live by the Typical Quartet tango Spleen live. En tus Ojos is inspired by the life of Astor Piazzolla, described by the choreographer in his most troubled place. His Piazzolla is a persecuted man of music, imprisoned in a dark raincoat, segregated in incommunicability. The scene is grim and the falling of the sky of silhouettes of coats stiffened like skeletons of dead souls do not bode redemptions. Absorbed in an unreal world of inner sounds, Piazzolla tries in vain to break through the dances of others. He sneaks between tango dancers, tries to be consoled by a bewitching woman in white.