Othello Tango (2022)

Notes of the show<>

For twelve dancers

“Beware of jealousy, my lord!
It is a green-eyed monster that delights in the food it eats.”

W. Shakespeare / Othello

After the resounding success of Romeo y Julieta Tango, the company returns to explore through the language of dance and tango one of its best known Shakespeare texts. We will bring Othello Tango on stage with a cast of twelve dancers (Italian and Argentine).


Concept, choreography and direction Luciano Padovani
assistant Jessica D'Angelo

set designer Mauro Zocchetta / Gloria Gandini
costumes Chiara Defant
original music Carlo Carcano
lights Thomas Heuger

Co-production Festival  Estate Teatrale Veronese

in collaboration with Camerata Musicale Barese / Centro Servizi Culturali S. Chiara
With the support of MIC / Veneto Region / Municipality of Vicenza / Arco Danza



Applause to the Roman for Luciano Padovani's Italian premiere
.... the dancers and the tangueros restore strength and physical presence to Othello, Desdemona and Jago, the real protagonist in this drama that sees the death of innocents and the never subsided torment of those who are devoured by the 'green-eyed monster', jealousy that drives madness. .... and so the drama is consumed in a crescendo of intensity. Luciano Padovani has hit the mark: the passion for tango and dance moves in a combination that sees the rigor of one marrying with the fluidity of the other thanks to its extraordinary performers ...
Silvia Allegri / L'Arena