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Of all the shows I saw during my 13 years in New York, one of the most memorable was “Forever Tango,” which was such a sensation in its initial Broadway run that it returned three times—hence “forever.” But Sacramentans don’t need to buy a plane ticket; they can just hop in the car and head to Folsom, where the show is being performed Jan. 3, 4 and 5 at Harris Center for the Arts. What makes this show so memorable, you ask? For starters, who can resist the seductive allure of couples entwined in a passionate dance, especially when it’s full of clever, often playful nuance? The music is mesmerizing too, full of verve and bold rhythms, performed by a small orchestra using authentic Argentinean instruments. But I think what amazed me most were the female dancers, who never missed a step while performing incredibly intricate footwork in dizzingly high heels.
For tickets and information, visit harriscenter.net or call (916) 608-6888.
What: Luis Bravo’s ‘Forever Tango’
Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom
When: Friday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost: $39-$59; premium: $69; 10 percent discount on single tickets for Sunday night show