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LUIS BRAVO’S internationally acclaimed FOREVER TANGO







(Corpus Christi, TX- September 18) Corpus Christi.. Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO, the internationally celebrated entertainment event that has been seen by over 7 million people throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and most recently enjoyed its fourth run on Broadway, will beguile and ignite Mesa audiences at American Bank Center in the Selena Auditorium for ONE performance on Saturday, November 7 at 8 PM.


Tickets starting at $25 for FOREVER TANGO can be purchased at the American Bank Center, 901 North Shoreline Blvd., online at americanbankcenter.com or by phone at 361 826 4700.

SELFIE WITH THE STARS! Meet, mingle, and take your picture with Dancing with the Stars, ANNA TREBUNSKAYA and DMITRY CHAPLIN. VIP tickets are $89 that includes: meet-n-greet, preferred seating, signed event poster, and a Forever Tango CD.

Group discounts for groups of eight (8) or more.  Contact Krystal Silguero at 361-826-4759 or
KrstalS@CCTexas.com for more info.



“Torrid, Tremendous and Terrific” ~ The Toronto Sun




“Gloriously varied, stunningly performed & beguilingly sexy: Forever Tango must be seen” ~ The London Times



“The most magnificent, romantic, exciting evening you can ever spend!” ~ KGO Radio






With her breathtaking red hair and sexy moves, Anna Trebunskaya is a veteran of ABC’s Emmy award winning Dancing With The Stars. As a professional dancer and choreographer on more than 10 seasons on the top rated program, Anna has waltzed, fox trotted, tangoed and cha cha’ed with NFL greats, Olympians, boxing legends, UFC fighters, actors, fashion icons and musicians. She has also been a co- host for abc.com’s DWTS All-Access and AfterBuzzTV.com. You can also catch Anna as performer and host with the touring show, “Ballroom with a Twist” and she is now reprising her role in “Forever Tango”, which she originally performed in 2011-2012. Trebunskaya has also been seen as an actor n HBO’s “The Newsroom”. An entrepreneur, Anna owns the You Can Dance Ballroom Studio in Hermosa Beach, CA.


With grace, a stellar personality and the humor of a standup comedian, Anna is the perfect mix of vixen and girl next door. The Russian beauty has been featured in numerous media outlets including Shape Magazine, Life & Style, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, TV Guide, Runway, InTouch, People, US Weekly, and many others. She is #1 on the list of the “Top 10 Hottest Dancing with the Stars Female Pro Dancers.”



Dmitry’s (originally Dmytro Cheshun) dancing career began at the age of 12 in his hometown of Rostov– on-Don in Russia. He moved to the United States in 1999 and after studying both in America and the United Kingdom, he began representing the United States at many world famous ballroom competitions. In 2006, Dmitry’s dance career took a different course - he won a place on the FOX hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and became one of America’s Top 10 dancers.


After a series of guest performances on “American Idol,” Dmitry was invited as a ‘special guest’ to dance with Gloria Estefan on the Emmy-winning episode “Idol Gives Back.” Numerous TV offers followed, leading to special guest appearances on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Good Morning America,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “Larry King Live,” “KTLA,” “The View” and many more. Chaplin performed on tour with Anna Trebunskaya in “Ballroom With A Twist” Chaplin is also an Emmy nominated choreographer for his work with “So You Think You Can Dance.”





Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, and the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. Created and directed by Luis Bravo, FOREVER TANGO was voted Best Touring Musical by Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on the Square and has returned season after season. Truly an international event, FOREVER TANGO was also awarded the coveted Simpatia Prize at the 1996 Spoleto Festival in Italy.


FOREVER TANGO features twelve world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage eight-piece orchestra, including the instrument of the tango, the bandoneón, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina.  The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are

the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo. “The tango is a feeling that you dance,” says Bravo, “a story you tell in three minutes. It’s passionate, it’s melancholic. It’s tender, violent. You dance it with somebody – but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life.”


FOREVER TANGO tells the story of the birth of the tango in 19th century Argentina where thousands of men, having abandoned a disintegrating Europe to emigrate to South America, found themselves in the crowded abattoirs (packing houses), the bars and street corners of the arrabales (outlying barrios) and in the enramadas (brothels). The tango was born of this lonely and violent existence. Originally shunned by Argentina society as indecent, the tango became an overnight craze in upper class Paris when Argentine intellectuals taught it when traveling abroad. The tango quickly spread across Europe and to America, and was eventually re-imported home to Argentina society, though not unchanged. Born in the brothels and bordellos of Buenos Aires, the tango may be Argentina’s best known export



Pre-Sale starts Friday, September 18 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 20 - 10:00pm.

Tickets go on-sale Monday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. Purchase tickets at the American Bank Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, select H-E-B and Walmart’s, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.at the American Bank Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including select H-E-B's, select Walmart's, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Additional fees may apply.

About SMG


Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

SMG managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center. Follow us online at www.Americanbankcenter.com, facebook.com/AmericanBankCenter, twitter.com/AmericanBankCtr, on Instagram @americanbankcenter, and Tumblr @AmericanBankCenter




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