As months went by, Aquino and Hills decided to take on the couple’s first creative project. In addition to a program of teaching that coincided with a series of tours of distinct cities of the world, the basis of this association is research and experimentation with an eye to generating their own tango shows.
“El Tango” is their first work together. A fragment of the work in the form of a concert that counts on the exclusive participation of the orchestra of Victor Lavallén, was presented in August of 2014 during the World Festival of Tango organized by the government of the City of BuenosAires. From a classicalconception of old school “tanguero” musical pieces by Maestro Lavallen, the work nods in performance to the styles of other great composers like Osvaldo Pugliese, Julio de Caro, PedroLaurenz, and Julian Plaza, artists that influenced with their esthetic tastes both the music and the choreography of popular dancers of the period. At the same time, it puts on the stage the innovative style of the fifties, in an energetic and contemporary language. Accompanied by eight musicians, the preview was well received by the public attending the festival. “With this research we want to transmit the legacy of the master dancers both in the style and the figures of the dance. We desire to spread the life experiences and the forms of expression that forged the creation of Argentina’s most emblematic musical genre.”
From a conceptual viewpoint, the intention is to give a hierarchyof the dance, or “dance with everything,” which is to say, to use the music and the interpretation. Aquino contributed hisrepertoire of choreographies created during his time with the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese, considering it the best reference for continuing the line of dance and emphasizing the classical “tanguero” structure of the show. Hills collaborated with her interpretative energy, mastery of technique, and vast stage and performance experience. At the moment, he project is in its second stage of development.
“We want to show that the tango is an artistic work and that it needs to be made hierarchical. We show, in a classical and simple manner, the presence of this dance from the end of the fifties that has everything it needsto have to interpret the likes of D’Arienzo,Francini, even Piazzolla. We are currently researching choreographies, tangos and their poetry. We believe that this project will have a great “poetic” impact.”