1935 - a poor, young woman from a Swiss mountain village emigrates to Buenos Aires, barely survives the hellish system of forced prostitution, to which destitute, single women from Europe are almost without exception subjected, rises to Tango star and finally returns to war-torn Europe.
The Swiss actress and media artist Alexandra Prusa, whose first theatre project "Tango Palace" in 1983 brought the tango back to the stage in northern Europe and thus to consciousness, found diary notes of this young woman in the archives of Grisons. At the very centre of this story in three acts by this Swiss emigrant, who became "Melenita de Oro" in Buenos Aires, is the Argentinian tango, which is played, danced and sung in all four languages of Switzerland, accompanied musically by the tango orchestra Javier Fernandez y su Orquesta. It dances Rafael Herbas.
With "Abrazo" - Alexandra Prusa turns the current migration discussion on its head - because the shocking and meaningful experiences of this courageous woman from Switzerland make it clear that what can happen to women from Africa, Romania and many other countries here today could not have happened to a Swiss woman even 100 years ago.
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