There are many great Tango shows all around Buenos Aires. There are just simply A LOT of tango shows here. It’s a bit hard to choose if you had only one night to see a Tango show. To be honest, some are not as good as others, but there are several that are my favorites. Amongst one of my all time favorites is the Rojo Tango Show at the Faena Hotel in Puerto Madero. I’ve seen the show about 4 times in the past 5 years and the quality of the show has always been great. There are shows that lose the quality when some of the dancers leave but that is the reality of the tango show business here.
Last week, we went to see the Rojo Tango show. We taxied over to the Faena Hotel which is a very high end, fancy and stylish hotel. The entrance is not large but once the taxi drops you off, you know you’re now walking into a whole different world. As you walk in through the heavy entrance door, red carpet greets you through their long hallway. Dark glass windows along the side of the hallways reveal the magnificent restaurant and bars that are behind it. It’s like red carpet “Moulin Rouge” in the 21st century. We walk to the furthest part of the hallway to enter into the Rojo Tango show.
The room is kind of cozy. It’s not one of those huge theaters, more like an exclusive lounge for VIPs. The show is classy, using the whole room, allowing the audience to get enveloped into the show. There’s about 12-15 solo tango numbers, 4-7 group tango numbers, and other singing and orchestra numbers. The level of dancers are pretty high. The principal dancer is Maestro Carlos Copello, and there are perhaps about 4-6 more couples in the show. The orchestra is really wonderful with 1 male+ 1 female singer. The interval between each number is short, with each number going right after the other. There’s no time to lose interest. Costumes are well done, keeping your eyes entertained. The show is put together really well this way. All in all, a very high level production and sophisticated show. Definitely recommended as one of my favorite Tango shows in Buenos Aires.