“This is a unique event and a great holiday for all of us,” Mikhail Shvydkoy and Karina Tsaturova noted in their opening speech.
The king of tango German Cornejo first visited Moscow at the personal invitation of Valery Shadrin, since then he has become a favorite participant in the festival, which each time presents brilliant dance performances.
In the open-air Festivalnaya Square, the harsh Moscow weather did nothing to stop the dancers from lighting fires in the audience. On the contrary, the cool wind only enhanced the contrast between the cold and warm Argentine culture.
Accompanied by a quintet of musicians, the most famous tangos, known by heart throughout the world, such as Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango or Gerardo Rodríguez’s Cumparsita, were performed. And between the dance numbers, the singer Luciano Bassi and the winner of the Argentine “Voice” award Antonella Sirillo performed.
The Herman Cornejo company presented an incendiary program of true Argentine tango shows. An intoxicating and passionate dance with the most complex elements of aerobatics.
“It is a great responsibility and an honor for us to open the festival. We enjoyed today’s performance immensely. The Moscow audience, as always, is very friendly. Even though they were far from us, we felt their energy and warmth,” he shared. with us Herman.
The opening of the world program of the festival will take place on May 24 at the Municipal Theater of Moscow with the exhibition of the plastic show “Tango Salvaje” by the dance group Germán Cornejo, which excites the senses and the imagination with an Argentine flavor, artistic innovations , colorful costumes, charisma of the artists and stunts.