Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin, who have danced on “Dancing with the Stars,” will perform with Luis Bravo’s long-running touring show, Forever Tango, on Thursday in Olympia.
The show is a celebration of the music and dance of Argentina.
The troupe includes six world-class Argentine tango dance couples; Marcela Rios, a 1930s Argentine style vocalist; and a 10-piece orchestra that includes the instrument of the tango, the bandoneón, a 19th- century accordion.
Choreography of the dances, performed to original and traditional music, is a collaboration between each couple and Bravo.
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Anna Trebunskaya: Born in Russia, Trebunskaya began dancing at the age of 6. She won her first dance competition just a year later. In 1998, she was 17 when she moved to the United States with her parents, both professional ballroom dancers. She has appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” for 11 seasons.
Dmitry Chaplin: Also born in Russia, Chaplin is an Emmy-nominated choreographer. In 2006, he appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and was part of the show for three seasons. He joined “Dancing with the Stars” as a professional dancer for season eight, and also seasons 9 and 12. In season 7, however, he danced with Trebunskaya and two other performers.
Successful run: Forever Tango opened on Broadway in June 1997. What was to be an eight-week engagement became a 14-month hit. The show’s 92-week run in San Francisco set a record as that city's longest run of a touring show. Since 1990, Forever Tango has been seen by more than 7 million people in South and North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Where: Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
Tickets: $27-$92. VIP tickets include a chance to meet the performers after the show, preferred seating and a Forever Tango CD. Tickets are available at the box office and online at olytix.org.
Information: 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org.
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640