Spring into Australian Tango Festivals in 2016
Three tango festivals and a tango encuentro will give Australian tango dancers plenty of choice as we move into the southern hemisphere's Spring.
Byron Bay Tango Festival 2nd-4th September
Beginning in early September the Byron Bay Tango Festival will return after 6 years with
with Nick Jones and Diana Cruz from Natural Tango in Denver, Colorado.
All events take place at the Community Centre, right in the heart of beautiful Byron Bay, known for its alternative and beach lifestyle.
The core of the festival will be the “immersion”class, guided by the master teachers
Melbourne Festival Argentino 22-25 September
World Tango Champions Daniel Nacucchio and Cristina Sosa will return to Australia this year for a new Melbourne Festival. Together with tango legends Fabian Solas and Lola Diaz they will spearhead a weekend of celebration of the Argentine culture. Melbourne teacher and former Australian stage tango champion Fabio Robles will produce a new tango show “One Night in Buenos Aires” which will include the visiting maestros together with leading Melbourne dancers and a quartet of Melbourne musicians with Leo Intilangelo on bandoneon.
Melbourne is a city that has preserved many of her historic buildings some of which have dance floors that were the scene of many of the great balls and social occasions of 19th and 20th century. Four of these beautiful buildings will provide the backdrop for the festival: Parliament House, The Collingwood Town Hall, The Fitzroy Town Hall and The State Library.
21 workshops with the visiting maestros, 2 milongas, the Tango Show “One Night in Buenos Aires” and an Argentinian day with music, dance, food and exhibitions make up the Festival.
To find out more and book your ticket visit the website. http://melbournefestivalargentino.com.au/
Tango in the Spring 2016, Canberra 30 September-3 October
Organised by the Tango Social Club of Canberra this is a bi-annual event held to coincide with Canberra's Floriade (a festival of spring with magnificent floral displays) and the long weekend.
Four days of dancing to music by DJs from around the country and social events, this is an encuentro - a chance to meet and dance with tangueras and tangueros from around the country.
Essence & Evolution, Sydney 2-10 December
This Sydney Festival returns once again with Julio Balmaceda and Virginia Vasconi as the maestros. A week of workshops and milongas around the city of Sydney. Julio Balmaceda and Virginia Vasconi formed their dance partnership in 2015 and present their own dynamic interpretation of tango. http://www.essenceandevolution.com/