****** PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE FRIDAY MILONGA!!!! See details below ***
Mario de Camillis & Natalia Fures (Argentina)
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.
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 peopleto see that tango is a beautiful dance, deep and complex. But also accessible. The tango is there, waiting for eachperson 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!!!
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.
Kai & Odysseus Dada have performed at the Jakarta International
Tango Festival 2013 and Taipei Tango Festival 2012 among other events
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!
is a couple you cannot miss! ..They are gorgeous, glamorous and
talented! ..Their performances are breathtaking and their classes highly
In other words.. if you haven't seen this couple, you haven't seen Tango!!!
no video is available as the couple wishes to share their unique talent
and style exclusively with those who will be present at the
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
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
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.
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
Festival team: Liz McSkeane, Kyoko Odamura, Stephanie Culson, Susana Serrano, Robin Brady
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.
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
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)
Friday 23rd of August PLEASE NOTICE THE CHANGE OF VENUE!!
Tango Lounge , 7.30pm- 1am €15 (see packages for discount)
New Venue: Boteco Brazil Wine Bar, Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin
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!!!
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 ..you won't resist her gorgeous
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!!-
Clickherefor 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
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--
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.