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MIDNIGHT TANGO EXHIBITION, Works by Charles Willmott

by Claire Mitchell 30. January 2012 21:03

The magic of Vincent Simone and Flavia

Cacace's Midnight Tango appears on


Renowned figurative painter Charles

Willmott was granted special access to

two of the stars of BBC’

Dancing in order to paint dance

sequences from their sell-out Midnight

Tango stage show, which is currently at

the Aldwych Theatre in London


Set in a late night bar in downtown

Buenos Aires, Vincent and Flavia take

the audience on a journey into the heart

of this intoxicating city, as danger and

excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and

passion combine into a spectacular and

explosive live stage show.

Charles Willmott is a renowned artist

whose portraits of dancers have been

keenly collected for decades. Charles

describes himself as a ‘

and as such his paintings are faithful

reproductions of his subjects. In the

case of Vincent and Flavia, however, he

took special care to capture the

dancersfacial features, making them

instantly recognisable as the stars of

Strictly Come Dancing. Several stages

of Charlescreative process are

captured in the show. The resulting

exhibition ranges from soft sketches to

bold oil paintings that capture all the

drama and atmosphere of the Midnight

Tango show.


working with these talented World

Argentine Tango Champions, and I

thank Vincent and Flavia for re-enacting

some of their stunning routines for me,

says Charles.

s Strictly Come

s West

figurative realist’

ve enjoyed the great privilege of

Born in Stratford-Upon Avon, he is the

only son of artist and metal craftsman

Hague Willmott and originally studied at

the Birmingham College of Art. As a

contemporary figurative realist he

prepares graphite & charcoal studies

before painting in oils.

Charles has worked with the Royal

Shakespeare Theatre, The Royal Ballet

and dancers Miyako Yoshida and

Darcey Bussell. In 2000 and 2003, this

dedication to the stage and

performance earned him a finalist place

in the prestigious Garrick/Milne Prize

and today his Works include Portraiture,

Female Form and Dance.

For further information and/or purchase

please ring 01666 505152

Or 0844 879 7438.