REVIEW: Tango Moderno at The Liverpool Empire Theatre

Tango Moderno at The Liverpool Empire

Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace: Tango Moderno
The Liverpool Empire Theatre
February 26 – February 28, 2018

IMAGE: Manuel Harlan
RATING: ****
Reviewer: Keith Sailes

The scene is set with a back drop of any urban estate on Merseyside of concrete and house hold front doors; this is what the audience can see as they take their seats in readiness for these well-known ex Strictly Stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. This is a story of modern day life via the medium of dance and song.

The show is entitled Tango Moderno although there is not much Tango in the show.
Our wonderful couple though do light up the night with an effortless and seamless programme of dances of these strictly favourites, the Waltz, Rumba, Salsa and Quickstep.

For the diehard Vincent and Flavia fans this lovely couple do end the show with one of their classic Argentine Tango’s which of course had a dazzling display of steps and inventive lifts which delighted the audience which culminated with a standing ovation.

The two singers, Rebecca Lisweski, who effortlessly joins the company troupe dancers for some of the dance sequences, and Tom Parsons, who doubles up as the narrator, more than ably support the shows two stars with renditions of songs from these well-known artists; Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Luther Vandross and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to name four.

For the true Strictly Dancing aficionados Vicky Gill is the costume designer for the cast. Although there numerous costume changes everything runs smoothly and this allows the troupe to dance this night away which seamlessly and effortlessly is intertwined with the music. This is a big success to the choreographers’ Karen Bruce, Vincent and Flavia.

This is a foot tapping night out in which the audience could sit back and relax forgetting about the sub-zero weather temperatures outside.

Tango Moderno is at The Liverpool Empire until February 28.

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