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Composer: Astor Piazzolla
Choreography: Sabrina Bosco (Italy)
Libretto and Directed by: Natasha Poplavska
Set and costume design: Aleksandar Noshpal
Assistant choreographers: Goran Bozhinov and Olga Pango
Assistant stage manager: Mihajlo Stojanovski
Assistant costume design: Andrej Georgievski
Répétiteur: Biljana Pasharikovska
Asunta Manetti Piazzolla: Aleksandra Mijalkova
Vicente “Nonino” Piazzolla: Vasil Chichiashvili (Georgia)
Maria Nieves Rego: Mimi Pop Aleksova Atanasovska
Juan Carlos Copes: Igor Velanoski
Carmencita Calderón: Natasha Josifovska
Dede Woolf: Marija Josifovska Ristovska
Gangsters and tango dancers: Andrew Cook (England), Jan Kisilev, Miroslav Mitrashinovikj
Piazzolla as a child: Marko Zdravkovski
Piazzolla as an adult: Simone Giroletti (Italy)
Piazzolla – old: Dragan Kochoski
Spanish female actresses: Biljana Basmadzieva, Hristina Nakjevska, Bojana Hristovska
Argentine “loras” women: Maja Mitrovska Bogojevska, Mila Ninovska, Ilijana Danilov
Argentine tango dancers: Irena Makelarska, Angela Velevska, Angela Bogatinovska, Simona Mitovska, Ivana Dimkoska, Melanija Gocevska
Italian immigrant families and Tango dancers:
Maja Mitrovska Bogojevska, Dafina Daniloska Kochevska, Marina Anastasovska, Aleksandra Gjoreska, Slavica Misheva, Gabriela Pavlovska, Medina Jusufovikj, Martin Sazdovski, Kristijan Yangos, Agim Baftii, Borjan Tetiev, Nicolas Hourseau, Todor Stojanov, Andrii Lytvynenko (Ukraine)
“Libertango” tells a story about the creation and the uprising of the tango. A street dance that reaches the pedestal of the world dance scene. Tango or the dance of passion, desire, jealousy, love, attraction …
At the beginning of the last century in Argentina, there was often an influx of immigrants from Europe, most of whom were Italians and Spaniards. Argentina is the new promised land, a country that gave hope to the poor Italians, migrants who went to seek a better life at the beginning of the twentieth century.
This is the story about the Italian family Piazzolla. The Italian immigrants, Vicente and Asunta, parents of the famous composer Astor Piazzolla, find Argentina as a country of their future. Astor’s mother, Asunta Piazzolla, is a friend of the famous Italian dancer, Carmencita Calderón, one of the first tango dancers in Argentina. She is also an Italian immigrant who develops the tango together with other dancers. Carrying out the tango steps of Asunta and Vicente Piazzolla together they develop this dance.
Through the difficult life of the immigrants in Argentina, Astor, with his little bandeon, begins to enjoy tango, jazz and classical music as a child. Growing along the streets of Buenos Aires, supported by his parents, he is more in love with music. With his music, he attracts his first love, Dede Woolf, whom he later married. Driven by the passion and love for Dede, he creates music with strong emotions, inspired by the dance of his mother Asunta and her friend, Calderón.The tango has long been an inspiration for the young Piazzolla. Through the story of his parents, the love of the woman and the passion for dance and music, Astor grows, and with it grows the tango around the world.
Piazzolla’s music merges jazz, classic and the music of three enteties: Italy, Spain and Argentina.
Living between the streets, clubs, music and dance, classics, jazz, university and talent, between Buenos Aires and Paris, Astor Piazzolla creates one of the most beautiful tango complications of the 20th century, “Libertango”.