‘Tango Buenos Aires: Song of Eva Peron’


Talk about hot: The tango is arguably the most seductive dance there is, especially when performed by couples whose bodies seem to meld into one. There’s no doubt this will be the case when Argentina’s Tango Buenos Aires, known as one of the world’s most authentic and uncompromising tango troupes, performs “Song of Eva Peron,” inspired by the famous Argentinean First Lady, at Harris Center for three nights running, Thursday, Jan. 8-Saturday, Jan. 10.  With the tango’s exotic, bold rhythms and the smoldering sensuality of the dancers, this should be an intensely riveting show, with just one caveat: Whatever you do, don’t buy front-row seats. I made that mistake years ago while seeing “Forever Tango” on Broadway, and spent the night gazing directly at one stunning pair of high heels after another—and not much else.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit harriscenter.net or call (916) 608-6888.

What: “Tango Buenos Aires: Song of Eva Peron”
When: Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom
Cost: $39-$59; premium $69, with a 10 percent discount for single tickets for the Jan. 8 show