Tango y tango

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Théâtre du Rond-Point

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100% in French


Théâtre du Rond-Point
2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris
Capacity 760 seats


1 h 20 min 

No intermission


Dance and theatre

Recommended for ages 15 and up

In French

Highlights: Tango y tango

Behold: a dance whose roots begin in 19th-century South America, recognized as an intoxicating blend of European and African cultures, which developed significantly in working-class neighbourhoods. Its social context is intrinsic to its origins, its rise largely accredited to the mass migration of Europeans to South American, in tandem with the poverty and marginalisation of these newcomers. Characterised by a slow, sensual rhythm and dramatic pauses, this dance can likely be enjoyed with the accompaniment of violin, bandoneon, and guitar. Self-expression and fluid movement dominate this performance art… we are, of course, talking about the art of tango!


This dance, of Argentinian origin, is presented to you on the stage of the Théâtre du Rond-Point in a glowing show entitled Tango y tango – an exquisite marriage of theatre and choreography. Marcial Di Fonzo Bo directs, Santiago Amigorena writes, Philippe Cohen Solal composes, and Matias Tripodi choreographs to bring you a “score for two actors, an actress, four dancing duos, a singer, and a bandoneon”. A spectacularly unique dance show awaits you, and you won’t have to fly to Argentina to see it…!

Story: Tango y tango

Tango – a form of dance that extends back years – adopts a decidedly ‘modern’ reinterpretation thanks to a daring incorporation of electronic music, and the artful wizardry of Philippe Cohen Solal of the Gotan Project. In this wondrous ode to rhythm and music, a meeting between a young woman, Jeanne, and an older dancer, Juane, unfolds. The former possesses a lust for life, and is keen to learn the art of tango. The latter, however, wants nothing more than to never dance again.


Perhaps this is a desperate bid to forget a past marked by a cruel dictatorship and a lost love…? Is it truly possible to erase a painful past through the delicate art of dance and expression? All your questions will be answered, here, upon the stage of Paris’ Théâtre du Rond-Point. A dance show in Paris that will exceed all of your expectations…


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Théâtre du Rond-Point

2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris

Théâtre du Rond-Point

If you ever want to feel the pulse of the French theatre scene, the Théâtre du Rond-Point is the place to be! But which roundabout or "rond-point" is it exactly? It's one of the most famous roundabouts in Paris, located near the Champs-Elysées, smaller than the famous Etoile roundabout under the Arc de Triomphe. Since 1981, it has attracted a host of directors from all over the world and a host of people with a passion for theatre. A major venue for contemporary creation since 1991, the Rond-Point does not programme "what people like, but what they don't yet know they like", according to Jean-Michel Ribes, the theatre's former director. Since 2023, Laurence de Magalhaes and Stéphane Ricordel have taken over the reins of this theatre, which is still rooted in contemporary creation and focuses on living authors.

Fast facts
Capacity: 760
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes


How do I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point?

The Théâtre du Rond-Point is accessible by:
Metro lines: You can take the Metro lines 1 or 9, until the station Franklin D. Roosevelt, or the Metro lines 1 or 13 to the station Champs-Élysées Clémenceau.
Bus lines: It is also possible to get to the theatre by the bus lines 28, 42, 73, 80, or 93.
Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point?

We invite you to arrive 45 minutes before the beginning of Tango y tango, and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre du Rond-Point’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Where will I be seated at Théâtre du Rond-Point?

Your seats at the Théâtre du Rond-Point will be placed between rows 9 and 11 on the side.

Can I take photos during Tango y tango?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of Tango y tango. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre du Rond-Point to remember your night out!

It says that Tango y tango has no surtitles. Is it still accessible to English speakers?

Tango y tango is more suitable for a French audience because it is performed exclusively in French. If you feel comfortable understanding the language of Molière, we invite you to discover this lovely theatre and this unique play, wherein dance and music play an equally large part!

It says that this show is not recommended for children under 15. What does that mean?

Some words or situations may shock a young audience.

Is tipping customary at Théâtre du Rond-Point?

The ushers at Théâtre du Rond-Point do not accept tips.

Is it possible to eat or have a drink at the Théâtre du Rond-Point?

Yes! The Theatre du Rond-Point boasts a delightful restaurant that offers freshly prepared meals from a simple yet varied menu. Large round tables allow you to share your experience with family and/or friends. The restaurant is open in the evening, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. This guarantees you a good meal before or after the show! It is also possible to have a drink at the bar, open Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.