The international stars of tango Los Guardiola lead you into their fantasy world of «TangoTeatro», where tragedy, comedy, poetry and humour collide
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY SHOW OF SEVEN SCENES
Drawing from their expertise in commedia dell’arte, mime and Argentine tango, Los Guardiola use the universal and timeless language of movement to tell stories inspired by the world’s best-loved tangos.
Like a fairground carousel, the different faces of the soul of tango and characters from our endless human comedy – along with their loves, vices and virtues – pass before our very eyes.
Duration: 80 mn
Suitable for all ages
A speechless show by and with Marcelo Guardiola and Giorgia Marchiori
Choreography: Giorgia Marchiori
Stage direction: Marcelo Guardiola
Producción: Musique et Toile / Philippe Dupouy
Among contemporary tango artists, Marcelo Guardiola and Giorgia Marchiori, the duo known artistically as Los Guardiola, are « one of the most original and best-loved couples » according to the Buenos Aires press. They have performed their shows in theatres and at festivals all over the world.
In 2004 they were awarded the «Nueva Generacion» diploma of honour in Buenos Aires for their contribution to tango dancing. For their original and distinctive use of tango in theatre, they were invited to the 8th edition of Holstebro Festuge in Denmark in 2011, organised by Odin Teatret and directed by Eugenio Barba. In 2016 the Academia Nacional del Tango de la República Argentina became their sponsors in recognition of their work as « artists that champion Argentine tango culture through mime and tango lyrics ».
Los Guardiola write and direct all their shows. Their latest creation, Los Guardiola Tango Show, premiered in the famous Teatro Maipo in Buenos Aires in 2016.
Their show has travelled the world: England, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Qatar, Oman, Russia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
Remarkable Elegance. Drawing from the traditions of commedia dell’arte – masks, mime, immaculate black and white costumes – Los Guardiola pay tribute to the tango of the early twentieth century.
LA NACION / ARGENTINA
A wonderful spectacle where dance, mime and music come together as one.
LA STAMPA / ITALY
Talent in its purest form. Audience members will be utterly captivated and seduced by the magical duo of Los Guardiola. For these two wonderful artists, the tango is filled with irony, poetry and sensitivity, which they convey through every movement, pose and scene. A perfectly harmonious performance and profoundly beautiful acting.
LUNA TEATRAL / ARGENTINA
A unique style where tango meets theatre.
QATAR TRIBUNE / QATAR
The haunting rhythm of the tango cavorts with the dance and mime of Los Guardiola in an absolutely magnificent show. Poetry meets comedy, nostalgia and tragedy in seven breathtaking and playful scenes. You will fall under its spell.
ARTS IN THE CITY / FRANCE
The dazzling Los Guardiola are international tango stars, actors, mimes and clowns. They introduce us to TangoTeatro, a new form of tango that speaks for itself.
UT MAGAZINE, RIVISTA D’ARTE E FATTI CULTURALI / ITALY
The performance of Los Guardiola is the essence of tango !
OMAN OBSERVER / OMAN
After a show by Marcelo Guardiola and Giorgia Marchiori, you feel both the freedom and despair of the human condition. The extraordinary sensitivity and talent of these two artists allows them to directly target the heart of the matter and the hearts of viewers with a purity of style borne of meticulous and enlightened dedication to their art. Marcelo and Giorgia are unique in their ability to perform their work with the precision of mimes, the grace and elegance of dancers, and the quirkiness of marionettes. They use their bodies to convey what words cannot say, in complete harmony – the result of a lifetime’s experimentation and examination of their subject matter.
TANGO IN ROMA / ITALY
A remarkable show that captivates the audience through its fluency in a language without words, in which the two dancers communicate through every movement, every step, every gesture.
LA CAZUELA / ARGENTINA
Wonderful interpretations of tango stories.
BUENOS AIRES TANGO / ARGENTINA
An original artistic vision that tells its story like classic silent films through a series of the most beautiful tangos. A must-see show that will make you laugh, appreciate and applaud.
LA MILONGA ARGENTINA / ARGENTINA
Based on 20th century tangos, Los Guardiola do more than dance: they perform words and transform them into a short plays. Distinguished dancers, accomplished mimes and masters of flawless artistic movement, they propel us into a tragicomic world filled with poetry.
DESMENUZARTE / ARGENTINA
They dance the tango with complete mastery, and perform mime with such clarity, humour and creativity that the audience can only erupt into thunderous applause.
DESDE EL PIE / ARGENTINA
Marcelo Guardiola and Giorgia Marchiori transform the tango into dance and mime, evoking the qualities of an authentic Marcel Marceau performance.
REVISTA VEINTITRES / ARGENTINA
If audiences think they’re about to watch a couple of tango dancers, they’re wrong. If they think they’re about to watch a play, they’re also wrong. It’s much more than that. Over the course of the show, Marcelo and Giorgia put on a complete artistic performance in which the tango is just one ingredient.
DIEGO RIVAROLA, RADIO LA 2X4 / ARGENTINA
An unforgettable show qui that draws inspiration from classic compositions from the tango repertoire. Marcelo Guardiola and Giorgia Marchiori are actors, mimes and dancers. Their biggest strength is their ability to combine all these disciplines into a show full of creativity and emotions laid bare. They are funny and bold. They make our imaginations soar and remind us that body language can communicate so much. They assume the roles of a dozen characters over the course of the show: a revolving carousel featuring a variety of archetypes from the world of tango.
EUGENIA ALI, RADIO LA 2X4 / ARGENTINA
The synergistic performance of the LOS GUARDIOLA DUO, who are virtuosos in each of the arts, is a masterclass in fluidity and dexterity.
FROGGY’S DELIGHT / FRANCE