Arrabal
A.R.T. Season
May 12 - June 18, 2017
“Una maravillosa combinación de tango, historia y emoción para una velada alucinante” al ritmo de la música de Santaolalla
— Stage Door


Book by John Weidman
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo
Choreographed by Julio Zurita

Directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo

A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and the propulsive music of the band Bajofondo, the show features an ensemble and band direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Directed and co-choreographed by Tony Award nominee Sergio Trujillo (choreography, Invisible Thread, Memphis, Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!, Next To Normal) with music by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries) and book by Tony Award nominee John Weidman (Contact, Assassins) Arrabal invites audiences into the underground world of Buenos Aires’ tango clubs for a dance between the present and the past.

Performance will include a preshow mini tango lesson for audiences on a first come, first serve basis.
 

Group tickets:
Thinking of bringing a bunch of folks? Group discounts available for 10+ tickets. Click here for more info.

 

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Un nueva pieza de danza teatral contada por tango, Arrabal cuenta la historia de una mujer buscando entender la violencia que le arrebató a su padre y perturbó su nación. Contado completamente mediante baile y la música de la banda Bajofondo, el show presenta a un ensamble y una banda que vienen directamente de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dirigido y co-coreografiado por Sergio Trujillo (coreografía, Invisible Thread, Memphis, Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!, Next To Normal), con música compuesta por el ganador del premio de la Academia, Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries), y escrita por el nominado al Tony, John Weidman (Contact, Assassins), Arrabal invita al publico a un baile entre el presente y el pasado en el exótico mundo de las milongas de Buenos Aires.

Boletos por grupos:
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Creative team
Director/Co-Choreographer Sergio Trujillo
Co-conceiver/Music Gustavo Santaolalla
Music Bajofondo
Book John Weidman
Choreographer Julio Zurita
Scenic Design Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Designer Clint Ramos
Lighting Design Vincent Colbert
Sound Designer Peter McBoyle
Projection Design Peter Nigrini
Sound Mixer Rodrigo Merolla
Producer Truworthy Productions
Cast
Berta Valeria Celurso
Nicole Soledad Buss
Abuela Marianella Massarotti
El Puma Carlos Rivarola
El Duende Adrian Rizzo
Arrabal Micaela Spina
Juan/Dance Captain Juan Cupini
Rodolfo Julio Zurita
Ensemble

Florencia Beltramo, Nicolas Cobos, Paola Jean JeanJosé LugonesAnalia MoralesLeonardo PankowCesar PeralGabriel Ponce, Marcela Vespasiano

Swings

Teresa Garcia, John Hernan Raigoza

Band
Bandoneon Patricio Bonfiglio
Guitar Luciano Coniglio
Violinist Julio Dominguez
Music Director/Pianist Alejandro Kauderer
Double Bass/Ronroco Pablo Martin
Additional staff
Stage Manager Katie Ailinger
Assistant Director

Emilia Lirman

Press Releases

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. May 12 - June 18, 2017.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has scheduled its remaining access performances for the 2016/17 Season including American Sign Language (ASL), open captioned, audio described, and sensory-friendly performances for select shows.

Click here to read "A Tango with the Past," Arrabal writer John Weidman's account of his connection to Argentina's history through music and dance.

 

For more information about Arrabal, click here to read the A.R.T. Guide.

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Ticket prices

A.R.T. Subscribers, Members, and Student Members: Log into your account for discounts. Tickets from $25

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Venue Map

Age Appropriateness

Recommended for grades 7 and up.
Prepared middle- and high-school students will find Arrabal an engaging and accessible introduction to the genre of tango music and dance. The deeper political themes of the performance, based on historical events, includes mature themes of violence and sexuality.

ASL Interpreted

Arrabal is a dance/theater piece with English surtitles. There will be no designated Open Captioned or ASL interpreted performances.

Audio Described

Arrabal is a dance/theater piece with English surtitles. There will be no designated Audio Described performances.

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

Post-performance discussions will follow matinee performances on Saturday, May 20 (2PM); Wednesday, May 24 (11AM); and Saturday, May 27 (2PM).

Performance sponsors:

Produced in association with Truworthy Productions.