William Stevenson
December 05, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Forever Tango

Current Status
In Season
Luis Bravo

We gave it a B

You may want to sign up for dance classes after taking in this plot-free celebration of the Argentinean art. Directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango is dynamic when the perfectly synchronized dancers perform — their legs intricately intertwining at lightning speed — but loses momentum when the orchestra plays alone (which is too often). By evening’s end, you may wish you’d never heard of the bandoneon, a not-so-distant cousin of the accordion. But the women look smashing in their slinky, sparkling gowns, and the men are elegant — even though they appear to be drowning in Brylcreem. B

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