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International tango superstar German Cornejo and The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires showcase their sultry flair on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, January 31, 2018

Posted on November 27, 2017

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Rachel Goldman


JANUARY 31, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, November 27, 2017) –  International tango superstar German Cornejo and his world-renowned dance troupe, The Tango Fire Company of Buenos
Aires, will return to the Merriam Theater in Tango Fire on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.  A global phenomenon and the world’s leading tango company, Tango Fire has perfected the dynamic art of the tango, creating superb performances that sizzle with sensuality and unforgettable music. This exhilarating show combines the rawness and sophistication with the seductive and sultry side of tango and evokes the intoxicating passion of late night Buenos Aires.


“German Cornejo reveals the mesmerizing and intimate side of tango through the sumptuous precision of the Tango Fire company,” said Anne Ewers President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “We look forward to hosting this captivating and culturally-expansive experience in Philadelphia.”


Choreographer and tango star, German Cornejo, will be joined by his sensuous and passionate partner Gisela Galeassi. A phenomenal cast will join them, featuring World Tango Champions and dancing greats from tango houses in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The performance will feature songs of the great tango masters including Piazzolla, Pugliese, and Gardel.


Conceived in 2005, Tango Fire premiered in Singapore followed by a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they received critical acclaim. Following the Fringe Festival, the company rose to stardom and continued touring extensively, selling out some of the most prestigious venues around the world and attracting a YouTube audience of more than 20 million people. Truly unique in the world of tango, the troupe allows individual couples to choreograph their own solos with German Cornejo refining the steps, permitting a creative freedom that showcases individual styles and truly makes Tango Fire a matchless vision in the world of tango. 


Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: PHILADANCO: H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (December 15-17, 2017, Perelman Theater), STOMP (December 26-31, 2017, Merriam Theater), La NOCHE (December 11, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio & January 8, 2018, Commonwealth Plaza), and PHILADANCO: Success Stories (April 13-April 15, 2018, Perelman Theater).


Merriam Theater
January 31, 2018, 8:00 p.m.



Tickets are on sale now and start at $39.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See for more information.


The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit


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