Australian Tango Orchestra performances not to be missed

As part of the inaugural Australian Tango Festival the Australian Tango Orchestra will form from three of the bands who play for Australian tango dancers. Tangalo, the Mendoza Quartet and Orquesta La Luna will combine to present concerts for the general public as well as performing separately and together at the milongas for the Festival.

Check out the concert details here.

Fiesta! A night of music, dance, food and wine in Mosman

TangoAustralia has joined forces with Mosman Cruise Centre, which specialises in travel to South America... to bring tango to their local community.
 A night of South American dance, music, food and wine will introduce many to the haunting music of the bandoneons with Duo Bandoneons, Emily-Rose Sarkova and Owen Salome and the superb dancing of Belen Silva and Mauricio Hernandez.
You can watch Emily-Rose and Owen performing as part of Tangalo at the Camelot Lounge here
There will also be performances by the Te Amo dancers and Duo Jiminez who will perform the dance and music of the Andean region of Peru.
A buffet of Argentinian and
Peruvian foods including empanadas and alfajores, wines and a Pisco cocktail are all included!
Guests will discover where and when to visit this amazing part of the world - and there is a travel voucher with every ticket.*

A Night to Remember at the Mosman Art Gallery - only $55, $40 under 18s!
On Thursday 31 August 2017 at 7:30pm
Mosman Art Gallery Art Gall…

Piazzolla to warm your Friday night

Maggie Ferguson's new tango ensemble, Maggie Ferguson Tango and Friends is performing on the Central Coast north of Sydney on Friday June 2....

Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ meets Astor Piazzolla’s ‘The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ in a stunning juxtaposition of musical styles, exemplifying the insistent rhythms and languid gestures of the Baroque and the sensual, abrupt mood changes of Latin American Tango.
Piazzolla’s distinctive music combines jazz and the Argentinian tango of his native land with classical forms and 20th Century harmonic ideas.
In 'The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires' , he takes a tango-inspired work and combines it with elements easily recognizable from Vivaldi, also presenting a solo violin featured within an orchestral texture in virtuosic style".

 The concert will be in the intimate, iconic Avoca Picture theatre.
69 Avoca Beach Drive, Avoca Beach.
Entry $40, Concession $35, Student $15.
Details and bookings…

A very special tango performance

Janna Lopez, an Argentinian born in Sydney developed her love of tango with Sydney tango school, Tango Entre Amigos. After taking her studies to Argentina she has returned to Sydney for the summer and wowed us with her dancing - together with her partner Claudio Peralta.
If you missed their performance at Marrickville in February you still have a chance to see them dance in March. The Tango Spirit Milonga, March 11, at City Tattersalls club will feature a performance by this dynamic and talented couple. For more details email Tango Spirit

A piece of tango history

On Saturday November 19 my partner and I will head out to a milonga we have been going to for 15 years - ever since we began our tango journey. It is the only milonga in Sydney to have continued in the same venue it has always had - one of the best dance floors in town. Organised by the son of the founder, together with his wife and a friend it is known as Tango Entre Amigos Marrickville milonga!
We don't attend as many milongas as we used to, some of our friends are no longer with us, and some have given up tango for other things. Our life is busier than it has been for many years, but we do
make time to go to this night of dancing.
This Saturday, together with the music of DJ Fabian Conca, we will have the pleasure of dancing to the music of the Orquesta 'La Luna', a new tango orchestra established by some of Sydney's most experienced and talented tango musicians.
A wonderful way to celebrate 15 years of tango! Tango Entre Amigos Saturday milonga,
Marrickville Hard…

The Australian Tango Scene October 2016

Usually I post this newsletter on a separate page, but I am posting it here because I hope more people will read it. There is so much happening!!

Music and musicians, dancers and teachers - October Tango Australia newsView this email in your browserDear Angelina

The lead up to Christmas in Australia is an exciting one for tango dancers - and lovers of tango music.
Tàngalo, Sydney's tango quintet and sometime orquesta tipica, has an exciting and inviting program of performances with visiting bandoneonista Nestor Vaz (pictured), this October.
As well Sydney's latest tango band, Orquesta La Luna which has been wowing dancers and audiences since their first performance at the SydneyTango milonga at Bexley RSL in July will be at Sydney milongas in the coming months. Their faithful interpretations of the music beloved by dancers, together with their passionate, professional performances have already given them a strong following.  An interview with Daniel Rojas-Gonzales on SydneyTang…

Winners Salon Tango at the Buenos Aires Mundial de Tango 2016

Cristian Paloma and Melisa Sacchi, who last year reached the finals of the Stage Section. All those who think they are dancing Salon Tango and kick their heels above their knee please take note!!