El Tango, portrait of a blind poet

Saturday April 6th at 8pm
Sunday April 7th at 2pm

The Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204

Tickets on sale now!

“El Tango, Portrait of a Blind Poet” is a novel tango production where great literature and great music collide through Argentine Tango!

Directed by Lorita Travaglia, this dance theatre production celebrates the legacy of Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina’s literary genius and Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s composer/bandoneon master and inventor of Nuevo Tango. Both were considered universal thinkers and masters in their own fields and collaborated in 1965 to create the album, El Tango.

Quotes taken from interviews of blind poet, Borges, narrated by veteran actor Joey Wishnia, give insight into the mind of Borges and his stories and poems come to life through the provocative Argentine Tango, expressing the emotional artistry of each story danced to the intensely evocative music of Piazzolla.

The production features spectacular dancing by international Argentine Tango masters and stars, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, the iconic Los Ocampo, (Monica Romero and Omar Ocampo, Argentine Tango and Folklore legends), Donato Juarez and Diana Cruz, Colorado Ballet’s Domenico Luciano and professional tango artists of Parasol Arts

A Tribute to Piazzolla

Los Ocampo in Denver

The vision of Parasol Arts since 2012 has been to combine the great arts of music, literature, fine art and dance through the medium of Argentine Tango. Parasol Arts’ productions vividly portray through the magic and passion of Tango the complexities and emotions of life and its trials, tribulations and joys.

“Parasol Arts is committed to ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities to its programs and events. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.”

Not to be missed!!



Parasol Arts, Colorado’s Argentine Tango dance company, premiered “El Tango, Portrait of a Blind Poet” at The Dairy Arts Centre, Boulder in September 2023 to a highly enthusiastic sold-out audience. 


We are thrilled to bring this show to Denver in April 2024!!

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