Passion, glamour and great music in an intimate, enveloping atmosphere – this is the essence of Rojo Tango, the show that takes place in the Faena Hotel.
In Buenos Aires there are scores of tango shows and milongas, but not all of them include a gourmet dinner, a superb live orchestra, dancers that move in between the tables and a sensuous ambience – almost like that of a cabaret – that plays off of the lighting and red velvet decor. Rojo Tango is in the Faena Hotel, located in Puerto Madero, one of the most modern neighborhoods that’s grown significantly in recent years. It’s a dynamic, captivating and varied show that lasts an hour and a half. The show starts after dinner, at 10PM – with a capacity of 100 people, the experience is guaranteed to be intimate. Each of the tables is placed specially so guests will be able to see the show on the stage as well as what’s going on off the stage.
Despite being a bit pricier than other tango shows in Buenos Aires, it’s the most popular show amongst foreign tourists. Many also request the pickup and dropoff service from their hotels.
The talented quintet orchestra will make you feel like you’re in the middle of a milonga, although this one is much more luxurious than real milongas! The orchestra pays tribute to the different styles and eras of Argentine tango with a repertoire including songs like: Por una cabeza (by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera, 1935), Cumparsita (by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, 1915-1916), Adiós Nonino (Astor Piazolla, 1959) and Libertango (Astor Piazzolla, 1974).
The dancers and singers move throughout the space, dance on and around the bar and use diverse costumes to represent different time periods. Another detail: the shoes that the dancers wear are sold in the hotel boutique (https://kovacstangoshoes.com/en/).
The location is another advantage – inside one of the hotels with the most cultural events in the country, it’s tempting to stay, or perhaps to return another day and explore the pool bar, lounge or restaurants.