Declared world's cultural heritage by the Unesco, TANGO not only
represents the Argentinean culture but the universal icon of glamour
and sophisticated seduction. From Rudolph Valentino till today we
cannot separate its image from the panoply of heels, splits, and roses
clasped between gritted teeth commonly associated with it
TANGO was never meant to fit, spatially and mentally, in a TOILET room,
as an urinal was never meant to be an art object before it was placed
in a gallery.
As a kind of inverted Duchamp's "ready made" effect, Rodrigo Pardo
brings the extraordinary into the ordinary creating an humorous and
thought-provoking event of contrasted images.
Usually performed in a shop’s window, it is physically placed in the
border of the public and the private , a theater space gained from
daily life that helps to reinforce the voyeuristic sensation given by
the intimacy exposed.
"With irony, elegance and eroticism
Rodrigo Pardo revisits the traditional rite of the tango in a
contemporary and conceptual way”.
Giornale di Sicilia, Viviana Cique, July
“Short, dynamic, fizzy, saucy and thought-provoking: this is theatre at
Spectator.co.uk, Giannandrea Poesio,
“(..)..as a charmingly imaginative little reminder of dance’s ability
to transform any space – a bathroom, a footpath, you name it – into
something very special indeed, it’s splendid, and goes down like a hot
little mocha on a cold autumn day. “
TELGRAPH UK , Mark Monahan, October
“Toilet Tango is a gem of street theatre. Wittily imagined, impeccably
performed and just 10 minutes long, it not only draws the crowds, it
THE GUARDIAN, Judith Mackrell, October 2008
“10 fulminating minutes, with great beauty, poetry and
melancholy. Such a simple and perfect thing is close to geniality.”
La Nuova Venezia, Roberto Lamatea, June