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A Taste of Tango: Wine Tasting & Dance Performance

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Be swept away by captivating dance performances that explore themes of love, loss, and desire. The Tango is believed to have emerged from the fusion of various cultural influences, including African, European, and indigenous traditions in the working-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the late 19th century.  Initially considered scandalous, today it is celebrated worldwide for its elegance, and emotional expression.

We welcome performers from the Bodies Never Lie dance company, comprised of professionals from Joffrey Ballet New York and principals from the esteemed Dance Theatre of Harlem for this special event.  Set to recordings of music by acclaimed Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla and the mesmerizing Buenos Aires sensation, Gotan Project.

During the break, guests are welcome to join a lively group tango lesson led by Jessica Ruhlin, a teacher from New York City Ballet and Carriage Barn Member Manager.

Former ballerina and Carriage Barn member, Barbara Simonson, will capture the dancers and audience in watercolor and pencils during the show, available for purchase following the performance. 

Argentinian wine tasting with The Red Grape at 5:30pm, dance performance begins at 6pm.

Tickets $35 / Children 16 & under $25


Emily Zatorski

Morgan Lamb

Lindsey Donnell

Derek Brockington

Kate Griffler

Bodies Never Lie dance company is a collective under the artistic direction of Founder, Jessica Ruhlin. Created as a pushback to a developing disability from Type One diabetes, the company makes performance work utilizing the moving body as a method of communication rather than aesthetic pictures. Since its inception in 2021, BNL has received funding from New York Foundation for the Arts, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The company is currently in residence at the Williamsburg Opera House, and in production with the international event team Fever and Candlelight Concerts and will be in residence at the Mouin Belle artist residency in Perigord, France this summer.
Lindsey Donnell is an artist with the internationally renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem. During her time with the company, she has had the honor of performing in almost all 50 states and for audiences around the world, and at the White House for former First Lady Michelle Obama. . Morgan Lamb has an extensive repertoire including: Table of Silence Project 9/11, Dance ARIS (Artist Residence in the Smokies), Radio City Music Hall, City Center, Dixon Place, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Williamsburg Opera House, and The Soho Playhouse. Kate Griffler is currently dancing & choreographing for multi-media artist Carrie Able and also dancing for choreographer Joshua Lang. Derek Brockington has danced with Grand Rapids Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet II before joining Dance Theatre of Harlem in 2018. Brockington has danced works by George Balanchine, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Stanton Welch, William Forsythe, Claudia Scherier, and Robert Garland. Emily Zatorski performs with: Bodies Never Lie Dance Company, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Open World Dance Foundation, Les Opera de China Ballet, and School of Philadelphia Ballet.

Artwork by Barbara Simonson. View more of Barbara’s work at @barbarasimonsonart



March 23
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Avenue
New canaan, CT 06840 United States
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