Sunday, August 18, 2013

Festival of Tango this weekend

11th International Tango Festival - 2013

11th International Tango Festival in Ireland
Dublin, 22th-26th August 2013
Special guests

 Mario de Camillis & Natalia Fures (Argentina)
..the Champions
Mario is several time tango champion in Argentina: Metropolitan champions Bs As 2011- Milonga, Metropolitan champions Bs As 2011- Vals, Metropolitan Sub-champions Bs As 2011- Tango. Young and versatile, he has extensive training in both traditional dance and tango. He's a very skillful dancers and most appreciated teacher in Argentina and abroad.
Watch Mario's winning performance here 

Natalia was born in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a dancer, DJ and musician. Natalia’s dance is highly musical. She expresses the music with all her body. She has performed in many milongas in Buenos Aires – Club Sunderland, Floreal and MILONGA 10. As a DJ she regularly plays music at the famous milonga La Viruta, MILONGA10, El Yeite tango club, El beso, El Motivo and VIVA LA PEPA.
Mario and Natalia's idea about teaching tango is: “We want people to see that tango is a beautiful dance, deep and complex. But also accessible. The tango is there, waiting for each person to enjoy the embrace with all the magic that is found by dancing it.”
Mario and Natalia will teach workshops on the 24th and 25th and perform at the milonga on the 24th.

 Odysseus Dada & Lea Kai (South Korea)
...East Tango meets West Tango!!!
Odysseus Dada is is director of the Argentine Tango Association of Korea and the Art Tango Center. He has studied a variety of Tango styles from many teachers such as Jorge Dispari, Miguel Angel Zotto, Mariano Chicho Frumboli and Sebastian Arce. He is also poet, novelist, film Critic, film Director. He is currently the most famous film critic in Korea and is a broadcast facilitator. He is also supervisign and directing a feature film called RED TANGO.
Lea Kai is married to Odysseus. She has been teaching tango in the Art Tango Center and is the co-director of the Art Tango Center. She has also great interest and passion for tango music and she is the most famous Tango DJ in South Korea.
Lea Kai & Odysseus Dada have performed at the Jakarta International Tango Festival 2013 and Taipei Tango Festival 2012 among other events

Watch one of their beautiful performances here
Odysseus and Lea will perform at the milonga on the 24th.

La Revancha del Tarila y el Lora (Argentina)
(alias Hernan Catvin & Quique Ringa)
..The Odd Couple!

This is a couple you cannot miss! ..They are gorgeous, glamorous and talented! ..Their performances are breathtaking and their classes highly sought-after.
In other words.. if you haven't seen this couple, you haven't seen Tango!!!
Unfortunately, no video is available as the couple wishes to share their unique talent and style exclusively with those who will be present at the performance.
Hernán graduated in Dramatic Arts at The National Drama School, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2000, having studied theatre and dance since 1989. He has worked as dancer, actor and theatre director on independent and commercial productions. Quique discovered tango in his native Argentina in 1995 Since 1999, Enrique has worked as a full-time professional dancer, has taught and performed in major festival., shows in Argentina and Europe
La Revancha del Tarila y El Lora will teach men's technique workshops on the 24th and 25th and perform at the milonga on Friday the 23rd.

Jessica Quinones 
The virtuoso...
New Mexican flautist Jessica Quiñones blends the fields of flute performance, flute pedagogy, and ethnomusicology into an active international career. Acclaimed for her beautiful tone, detailed musicianship, and innovative teaching techniques, she has given recitals, masterclasses and lectures to audiences across the globe.

Jessica will teach a tango musicality workshop on Sunday the 25th of August
Resident teachers: Hernan Catvin & Simona Zaino
Resident DJ: Johan Steyn
Directed by: Simona Zaino & Hernan Catvin
Festival team: Liz McSkeane, Kyoko Odamura, Stephanie Culson, Susana Serrano, Robin Brady

Pre-festival event

Saturday 17th of August
Tango Crawl & Tapas   
Venue: Dublin City centre and en Boteco Brazil
Meeting point is the Gaiety Theatre entrance on South King Street (off the top of Grafton Street) at 2pm sharp.
From there we will tango on designated streets of the city centre until we reach our destination Boteco Brazil on Upper Ormond Quays at around 4.30pm. Here we will rest our feet and enjoy some divine Tapas and wine!
Join the Crawl and let's bring some tango glamour into Dublin City! All welcome, expert dancers and budding ones!
Dress code: wear red and black and ..bring your umbrella (just in case)
Main Festival events

Thursday 22nd of August
Chacarera workshop & Milonga, 7.30pm     (€10, €5) 
Venue: The Globe Pub (basement), South Great George street, Dublin 2
Chacarera is a traditional Argentine dance. It is a dance of lively rythm with a flattering pantomimic game and simple steps where dancers move with the group and together with their partner. Chacarera is often performed at milongas as well as other social events. This year will focus on zapateo and zarandeo to bring your chacarera skills a step up! :) Taught by Hernan Catvin and Simona Zaino.
No previous experience necessary. No partner required.  Watch a Chacarera video for inspiration! :)
The milonga will be on from 9pm.
€10 for workshop (includes free entrance to milonga). Milonga only is €5 (from 9pm)
Tango Lounge ,   7.30pm- 1am    €15 (see packages for discount)
New Venue: Boteco Brazil Wine Bar, Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin
A relaxed and atmospheric milonga in one of the coolest venue in the heart of Dublin! Two floors all for us! One for enjoying the divine tapas and wine served by the super friendly and smiley staff. And another floor for tangoing until you drop!!!
Entertainment  will be provided  by the trendiest tango couple on the block, La Revancha del Tarila y el Lora ..a performance that will send shivers down your spine! :) Also, the ladies will not want to miss the Tango catwalk by designer Kornelia Boros won't resist her gorgeous dresses!! Finally, Argentine artist Enrique Ringa will add a cultural touch to the evening with his collection of contemporary artwork on display.
-NOTE: Boteco Brazil will have a Tapas promotion on the night... 4 tapas and 2 glasses of wine for only €20!!-

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of August
Tango Workshops with guest and resident teachers
Click here for workshops timetable, venue, prices and booking details
Saturday 24th of August
Los Clandestinos-  Grand Milonga,  doors open 8pm   (till 1.30am)   €28 (see packages for discount)
Venue: Garda Club, Harrington street, Dublin 8
And the theme for this year's grand milonga is ... "A tango speakeasy joint! A hangout for compadres, guapos and cabaret girls"..Get your costumes out, ladies and gentlement!
The evening will also feature amazing performances by the guest and resident teachers and the traditional chacarera session.
DJ for the evening: the one and only Johan Steyn!
Sunday 25th of August
Musicality workshop by  Jessica Quinones  1.40-2.40pm (free of charge)
Venue: Garda Club, Harrington street, Dublin 8
--5  Surprising Things You Probably Didn't Know About Tango Music--
How might the bellows of a bandoneón indirectly influence today’s dance? How can mugre be heard in music –and why is this important? How do tango musicians use improvisation? How does the voice of Gardel still influence tango phrasing today? American flautist, and tango scholar Jessica Quiñones will discuss five surprising musical angles – all which invite you to not only rethink how you might listen to this music,  but can inspire new approaches for your own dance interpretations.
 Sunday 25th of August
La milonguita   8-11pm    €5
Venue: The Globe Pub (basement), South Great George street, Dublin 2
The closing milonga. Come and share your festival experience with your fellow tango dancers over a glass of wine.
Monday 26th of August
El Almuerzo- celebrating The Gathering   12noon-2pm
Venue: Boteco Brazil, Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin City centre
Did you know that Che Guevara had Irish roots? And Irish Admiral Brown had fought for the cause of the Malvinas (Falkland Islands)?
Join us for a delicious Latin style lunch and hear how the history of Argentina and Ireland are intertwined..
-Please book your place by calling Boteco Brazil on 01-8749778. Tell them you want to join the Tango Festival table!
Story-teller: Hernan Catvin
If the page above is no good click here and follow the link.

Starting next Friday

This guy moves well.
But is he as good as "The Silver Fox"

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