Chinese artist creates tango and fireworks show in Buenos Aires
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An estimated 200,000 Argentines turn out in Buenos Aires for a ''Tango Fireworks'' show designed by Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang. Tara Cleary reports.
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In honor of Argentina's tango, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang created a spectacular fireworks display that appears to mirror the movement of the sensual dance.
The exhibit, "Life is a Tango dance: Tango and Fireworks for Argentina", attracted 200,000 people to the dance's recognized birthplace, Buenos Aires' La Boca neighborhood.
SOUNDBITE: Cai Guo-Qiang, Chinese artist, saying (Mandarin):
"I am no Tango expert, but it has touched me because Tango is universal, a heritage of all mankind."
A total of 43,000 fireworks were set off during the 80-minute performance and a traditional tango orchestra was on hand playing tango standards.
Cai became internationally known in the 90s, creating installations using colorful dust and explosions.
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