Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE’s BD&P World Music Series
Union Tanguera: Nuit Blanche
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – Pre-show 6pm, Concert 7pm
EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall
Tango comes to Calgary direct from Argentina in this provocative dance creation complete with traditional original live music. Nuit Blanche by Union Tanguera captures the spirit of a dance club, where strangers meet on the dance floor, expressing powerful emotions through the tango dance.
Union Tanguera founding partners Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno are part of the generation that has elevated the tango from its relegation to the underground during the years of political discord in Argentina. They have assisted in its renaissance and increase in popularity. In Nuit Blanche they create a style which has transformed the tango for new generations of dancers while embracing the essential component of improvisation and traditional forms. This is a night of vibrant tango music and dance not to be missed.
Be sure to check out our Milonga Traditional Tango Social on Monday, November 25 with special guests Union Tanguera!
To subscribe for the entire BD&P World Music Series and save, call 403.294.9494.
Part of the BD&P World Music Series.
Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the BD&P World Music Series, and the TD Jazz Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.
Arts Commons gratefully acknowledges the support of