Built around an embrace in motion, tango demands a continuous connection between partners. By contrast, contemporary dance exalts the meaning of individual movement. These disparate forms converse, grapple, and meld with emotion in Sin Salida, a dynamic collaboration between French-Argentinian tango company Union Tanguera and the namesake company founded by choreographer and 2014 Guggenheim grant awardee Kate Weare. Inspired by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, Sin Salida (literally, No Exit) explores a common human predicament: One needs another to perceive one’s self. With the dynamism of live musicians and crosscontinental vision, this work faces a moment when cultures, countries, and identities can drift apart, but insists that we can only hold onto ourselves by listening to each other.
The presentation of Sin Salida was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.