El Tango Café tells the story of one man’s experiences upon stumbling into a beautiful tango cafe filled with friendship, love and heartbreak. The show premiered in August 2014 at the Fasseas White Box Theater in Chicago, and is Tango 21 Dance Theater's first original production.

In 2015, El Tango Café was remounted for our first Midwest Tour, bringing the show to The Acorn Theater (Three Oaks, MI), Stage 773 (Chicago, IL) and Taliesin Hillside Theater (Spring Green, WI).

Remounted in 2018 at The Edge Theater in Chicago. 


Created by Jorge Niedas & Liz Sung/Written by Liz Sung/Choreographed by Jorge Niedas/Lighting Design by Maya Fein(2014), Junella Carla Gabriel (2015, 2018)/Projections by Liz Sung (2015), Hillary Leben (2018)

2018 The Edge Theater, Chicago

2015 Midwest Tour

2014 Premiere

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