Todo Buenos Aires

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Astor Piazzolla

Set in the seductive twilight of an Argentinean evening, Todo Buenos Aires puts the tango on pointe while maintaining its sultry heat and rhythmic beat.

Danced against lush black and purple drapery, the five dances that comprise this work offer different interpretations of tango. The original production of the ballet premiered on May 3, 2000, and was set to two Piazzolla tangos, La Mufa and Todo Buenos Aires, which had been orchestrated by composer John Adams. An expanded and re-choreographed version of the ballet, which premiered January 8, 2005, featured guest artist Julio Bocca. For this production, NYCB Orchestra member Ron Wasserman arranged five Piazzolla tangos, including La Mufa and Todo Buenos Aires, for chamber orchestra.

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2002 Production: La Mufa and Todo Buenos Aires; Music arranged by John Adams

2005 Production: Pachouli, Escualo, La Mufa, Todo Buenos Aires, Oblivion and Michelangelo 70; Music arranged by Ron Wasserman
May 3, 2000, The Diamond Project IV, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater; 2005 production: January 8, 2005, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
2000 Production: Albert Evans, Wendy Whelan, Philip Neal, Nikolaj Hübbe, Darci Kistler, Robert Tewsley*

2005 Production: Julio Bocca*, Albert Evans, Wendy Whelan, Philip Neal, Nilas Martins, Darci Kistler, Robert Tewsley*

*Guest Artist

12 Min.
Costumes by
Holly Hynes
Lighting by
Mark Stanley