Coming from one continent to another, the legendary 8CHO danced its way into Miami for the first time.
Traveling directly from Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8CHO (pronounced “Ocho”) is a combination of ballet dancers, aerialists and musicians coming together to put on a show that brings the Argentinian tango to life on stage. This is no ordinary dance though. Most of the dancers don’t have their feet on the stage for very long. This thrilling aerial extravaganza has entire audience in awe from beginning to end as more than a dozen aerialists, dancers and musicians perform entire routines in the air. Propelled on ropes, jumping off the walls and twirling above the crowd, the routine radiates a hip-hop and tango, while entrancing all those who watch. Not only do the dancers blow your mind, there is also a live, six-piece orchestra and vocalist.
As you may have guessed, the recital has the same name as a popular, Argentinian dance called the “Ocho.” Choreographer Brenda Angiel incorporated Argentinian music and dance steps to create a performance that has taken flight to more than 100 cities in countries such as the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Columbia and many more. In the states, 8CHO performed at prestigious festivals including the Spoleto Festival, Kennedy Center’s Americartes Festival and the American Dance Festival.
8CHO made its South Florida debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in the Ziff Ballet Opera House on June 20th.
Written by: Katherine Graubard