m¡longa 2017
16 May – 17 June

Press Reviews

The Stage

★★★★ Fiery yet sensual, this is Argentine tango pushed to its limits

North West End

★★★★ m¡longa transports you halfway across the world, deep into the heart of Buenos Aires, where magic is in the air and the tango works its way into your soul

Lichfield Live

This tango is athletic, sinuous, sensuous, unexpected, dangerous-looking at times, often very beautiful in a courageous, devil-may-care way.

Behind the Arras

Tango in the raw. Precise, skilled, two bodies in unison gliding with feet moving at breakneck speed – sex in a dance.

Seeing Dance

A dance party is precisely what Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the terrific cast of m!longa dish up

The Arts Desk

This show grips, from start to finish.

The Cambridge Student

The music is nostalgic and the dance is seductive, powerful, and beautiful.

Dance Tabs

Cherkaoui’s inventive configurations incorporate plenty of flair in the form of twists and slides, struts and swerves

Dance Link

Dazzling from beginning to end.

Bolton Live

Extremely well constructed and constant shifts in form make it a visual delight for the audience.

Canal St

At times the female dancers were literally tossed in the air, and the pieces that ended the first and second halves were breath-taking.


★★★★ “Cloaked in intimacy, dappled with melancholy, Cherkaoui’s m¡longa makes you feel as if you’ve stumbled into a fantasy dance hall, and you’re the luckiest wallflower in town”


★★★★ “Cherkaoui has drawn the best from his five top tango couples, bringing classic stylings to a show that highlights the drama and passion for which tango is renowned”

Evening Standard

★★★★ “[Cherkaoui’s] take on tango is a sweetly melancholic love letter”

Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Mating rituals can never have looked more artfully sexy, nor, in the show as a whole, can tango ever been given a fonder or more imaginative makeover. What a treat”

The Guardian

★★★★ “Rhythms flicker around the stage like forked lightning”


★★★★ “m¡longa casts a magic spell”

The Guardian

★★★★ One of [Cherkaoui’s] most touching and entertaining shows

Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “m¡longa is a very beautiful show indeed”

Tour News

Edinburgh, Education and more Castles!

Hello again from Josh! The m¡longa cast and crew are currently on our (very bendy) journey back … Read more

Robin Hood, Castles and Tango!

Hello! LIPA student Josh Davies is back on tour with the Dance Consortium, this time … Read more

m¡longa on the road – two weeks to go!

Roy Quinn: Update 7th June 2017 After six successful m¡longa performances in venues across the UK, the … Read more