Tango of Love or at the End of Time (Armastuse tango ehk aegade lõpus)

Tango of Love or at the End of Time (Armastuse tango ehk aegade lõpus)

Mai Murdmaa’s dance production inspired by the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and featuring music by Astor Piazzolla

Fermina and Florentino meet in their old age, at the funeral of Fermina’s husband. During the ceremony, they get a sense of the love they lost in their youth. The clock turns back. They relive their past lives, and rekindle their newfound love, even with death hanging in the background.

The form wrought fro Astor Piazzolla’s tango chains goes through and past the book, borrowing only its impulse and two characters from the work. The novel is not even a framework, it is only the reason for creating a dance form.

Kristiina Garancis, Sirp newspaper (2003)

The work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez captivates me with its deep, mythical sensibility for life, how it penetrates the basic truths of existence. The quintessentially Marquez-like quality where the plot has only a cohesive role is also very characteristic of artistic dance.
This dance production was inspired by Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera -love on the backdrop of death or equating of love and death. Time…time without beginning and end.
I want to stress that this is nevertheless not a plot-driven ballet, but it should be seen more as a surrealistic vision. The 13 scenes that come to life on stage conjure up various facets of life that in co-existence express a certain philosophical outlook on life.

Mai Murdmaa, director

World premiere 8 December 2002 in the Grand Building of the Vanemuine
Premieres on 6 April 2019 in the Grand Building of the Vanemuine

Choreographer Mai Murdmaa
Designers and video designers
Andrea Guizar and Kaspar Jancis
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur (Endla Theatre)

Accordion and live electronics Jaak Lutsoja

Cast Hayley Blackburn, Raminta Rudžionyte-Jordan, Maria Engel, Arianna Marchiori, Alain Divoux, Alexander Germain Drew, Joo Ho Lee  et al.