Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Passion for dance.

Byline: David Steinberg JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Production brings romance of tango to Albuquerque, Ruidoso

Let's do a word-association game with "tango." What words come to mind?

Hard-edged?

Heart-throbbing?

Lusty?

Sexy?

Passionate?

Those are some of the adjectives that could describe the stage production "Tango Pasion," which comes to Popejoy Hall Sunday and to the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso Monday and Tuesday.

"Tango Pasion" is a spinoff of the popular production "Tango Argentino" that takes credit for reigniting the flame of tango for contemporary audiences worldwide.

"'Tango Argentino' started the whole craze about 15 years ago," said Mel Howard, the producer of both stage shows, in a phone interview from New York City. …

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