As featured on PBS, the CUARTETANGO Music & Dance Company incorporates all expressions of the tango art: music, dance, song and poetry in a refined, sensual and visually stunning performance that is a "force 5 sensorial explosion" (The Day, CT)
Directed by Leonardo Suarez Paz, a 4th generation tango artist of unparalleled heritage who was mentored by Astor Piazzolla and billed as "Tango Royalty" (All About Jazz, UK/Erie Times), the Latin GRAMMY-Award nominated Cuartetango string quartet, a guest bandoneonist, singers and tango dancers are at the forefront of 21st Century Tango for over a decade. From starring on Broadway, television and film to Teatro Colon Opera House and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the artists embody the “fiery steps and the spirit of Buenos Aires,” (M. Quintanilha, Wexner Center) and represent the "authentic spirit of Tango,” (Latin Grammy, LARAS).
Cuartetango String Quartet, guest bandoneon, singer and dancers, featuring violinist, vocalist and dancer - Leonardo Suarez Paz
Touring Availability 2018-19 Season
North America: Sept. October 2018, March 2019, June 2019
Europe: March 2018, May 2019
The show invites you into the magical Buenos Aires – the city of tango – into its intimate world of stories and dreams – of Carlos Gardel, an illegitimate boy who becomes Argentina’s biggest superstar, of a porteño who allures a young lady into a street milonga with his convoluted brisk steps, of a mastermind composer, Piazzolla, who invades hearts and concert halls with his new tango that speaks many languages and genres, or of a genius poet Ferrer who transgresses the syntactics and the semantics playing a musical scale of his profuse linguistic creations and who speaks of Leonardo:
“It is Leonardo Suarez Paz’s enchanted, inspired and creative soul that invades the warm balconies of this tango concert and come to greet us with a dreaming gesture..... Because it is very much of Tango this talented exhibition enjoys angels and devils, so that nothing goes unnoticed..."
- Horacio Ferrer, Poet & Lyricist, Creator of Nuevo Tango, Nobel Prize Nominee in Literature .
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“Leonardo possesses a unique spirit and is a virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin"
- Wynton Marsalis
"personifies and embodies the authentic spirit of Tango"
-Latin Grammy Academy
“his knowledge of the tango violin playing conveys a century of styles"
- Strad Magazine
“Leonardo Suarez Paz - Tango Master of the 21st Century”
" The production is an ingenious musical concept: classic tango music of the 1940's and 50's is fused with the harmonic and rhythmic construct of contemporary nuevo tango - and it's performed by a classically trained quartet. Throw in dance, poetry, and visuals - and the whole thing is a Force 5 sensorial explosion"
- The Day, CT
“Leonardo Suarez Paz is tango royalty” “powerful and sensual”
-All About Jazz, London UK
“Suarez Paz … best last names of the tango legacy”
-La Critica Argentina
"ingenious musical concept"
-The Day, CT
"The art and music of Leonardo Suarez Paz: Because tango is a music for dancing. It is classical music. It is dance and poetry and song. It is about the free, creative expression of the soul. It's about life―or rather what it can be."
-All About Jazz, D. Heinning
"Amazing dancers - who enliven the evening with fiery steps and the spirit of Buenos Aires"
- Melissa Quintanilha, Cuartetango at the Wexner Center
“Leonardo Suarez Paz ...... one of the names of the best tango legacy – the precise evidence that the tango history is still being written.”
- Diario Critica de La Argentina
"the dancing was of similar high quality" "a stunning vocal performance by female dancer (Olga Suarez Paz)"
- Cleveland Classical
"skillfully recreates the characteristic flavors of the Argentine capital" "seductive" "lacks nothing in artistic quality" "simple yet evocative"
- Cleveland Classical
“violinist Leonardo Suarez-Paz’ voice came as a surprise and delight. His strong voice (he sings as well as he plays) sold the lyrics, and articulated tango performance’s very soul.”
“Suarez Paz is tango royalty” “For fans looking to take home their musical memories of Cuartetango…… the ensemble has recorded a terrific CD, L'Atelier”
“Leonardo Suarez-Paz, could hardly have been anything but a tango player. Born in Buenos Aires ... Suarez-Paz is tango royalty. With his dark good looks and impeccable manners, Suarez-Paz might himself be a screen star someday, especially given that the start of his American career could have come right out of an MGM backstage musical.”
“Great pizzazz” “that the tango is exportable in its classic form was artistically demonstrated by this concert” “The high point was was ‘Fuga y Misterio’ of Piazzolla, notable for its classical antecedents, an homage to Bach and the Baroque, in a superior performance”
“Suarez Paz’s father, a brilliant tango violinist, had been one of Piazzolla’s principal collaborators, and from the first bar it was clear that the father and the son were made of the same stuff”
-Flying High, JAZZIZ Magazine