Good news! Tom Gallant at MCM Arts & Entertainment www.mcmarts.com has looked over Voice Afire's show Close Embrace / A Tango Cabaret. http://www.youtube.com/user/voiceafire#p/u/15/ZHxJizagFD0
Here's what Tom said:
"Hi Ray – took a look – I see what you are working to do as far as a different kind of presentation that is more of a chamber music concert. My feeling is though that you will need more of a theatrical element to it, lighting, and more of a scripted show to get it booked. If you could come up with something that is appealing to the chamber music crowd as well as others who would not normally go to a chamber music concert you would have a winning combination. Also, the other thing to consider is that you have quite a few people to bring on tour so the fee would need to be higher – so all the more reason for a more theatrical presentation that would command higher fees and ticket sales."
I couldn't agree more! I'll be working on it. Tom also suggested conferences -
Western Arts Alliance, Performing Arts Exchange, and Midwest Arts Conference - all taking place in September.
I'll be shooting for a revised show in January of 2012 and showcasing in September of 2012.
Are there any tango enthusiasts out there?