Brightangothon International Tango Marathon
2nd Edition of Brightangothon. A Major Tango Marathon from the organisers of England International Tango Festival
Set in UK's Seaside Pleasure Capital – Brighton (less than 1 hour from London).
You can book individual Milongas or buy heavily discounted Milonga Day Pass or Full Weekend Pass. All @ earlybird prices for just a few weeks
* 23 HOURS DANCING * 5 MILONGAS * 8 TOP DJS
*TRADITIONAL + NUEVO (SEPARATE HALLS)
* BIGGEST HALLOWEEN TANGO PARTY ON SOUTH COAST EVER
* OPTIONAL DANCE WORKSHOPS
* SHOES AND MASSAGE
Michael Lavocah (Uk), Diego Doigneau (Arg)
Bärbel Rücker (Den), Paulita (Ita), Ira Ro (Rus)
Paul Strudwick (Uk), Dance Inspired(Uk), Ken Blake (Uk)
Alexandra Wood - 2 Workshops
Bärbel Rücker -1 Workshop
Michael Lavocah -1 Workshop
All Milongas take place at Ralli Hall, Denmark Villas, Hove, Bn33th
FRIDAY WELCOME MILONGA (OCTOBER 28: 20.30-01.00) - £11
Djs: Paulita & Dance Inspired
Room 1: Gymnasium - 100% Traditional in Tandas + Cortinas (Paulita)
Room 2: Youth Lounge - 100% Nuevo + Alternative (Dance Inspired)
Free Donuts + Teas/Coffees + Pay Bar Available
SATURDAY MATINEE MILONGA (OCTOBER 29: 13.00-17.30)
Dj: Paul Strudwick
Room 1: Gymnasium - 100% Traditional in Tandas + Cortinas (Paul Strudwick) + 1-2 tandas alternative.
Free Savoury snacks + Teas/Coffees/Soft Drinks
SATURDAY HALLOWEEN MILONGA (OCTOBER 29: 20.30-01.30) - £15
Djs: Diego Doigneau & Ken Blake & Dance Inspired & Ira Ro
Room 1: Ballroom - 100% Traditional in Tandas + Cortinas (Diego Doigneau)
Room 2: Gymnasium - Nuevo + Alternative (Ken Blake & Dance Inspired & Ira Ro)
Free Hot Snacks, Fresh Fruit + Pay Bar available
SUNDAY TEA DANCE MILONGA (OCTOBER 30: 13.00-18.00) - £12
Dj: Michael Lavocah
Room 1: Ballroom - 100% Traditional in Tandas + Cortinas (Michael Lavocah)
Free Cream Tea with Homemade Scones, Clotted Cream + Sandwiches
SUNDAY FAREWELL MILONGA (OCTOBER 30: 18.00-22.30) - £11
Dj: Bärbel Rücker
Room 1: Ballroom - 100% Traditional in Tandas + Cortinas (Bärbel Rücker) + 1-2 tandas alternative.
Free Pizza Slices and Salad + Pay Bar
While the focus of the weekend is of course on Social Dancing, we have 4 great workshops available .You don't need a partner to book but partnered workshop 1 will be gender balanced.
Please also make sure you satisfy the experience level and gender role for the workshops.
Workshop 1 (Sat Oct 29: 12.00 - 13:00) Dancing Tango Beyond Figures (Bärbel Rücker)
All Levels - Minimum Level: Improver (at least 2-6 months regular tango dancing) This 1 hour workshop is designed for everyone who has taken their first tango steps (even a long time ago). Specific focus is on universal musicality, technique and comfort for Social Dancing together. Whilst concepts will be practised via giros and ochos, the emphasis is on the quality of movement, posture and embrace rather than the figure. Please bring thick socks or gym shoes!
£14 per person.
Workshop 2 (Sat Oct 29: 19.30 - 20.30) Osvaldo Pugliese: The Man, his Music and Interpreting him as a Dancer (Michael Lavocah)
Minimum level: Any (suitable for beginner, improver, intermediate, intermediate/advanced and advanced levels) The music of Osvaldo Pugliese is the most intense and passionate of all. In this workshop you'll learn about the development of the Pugliese sound and the musicians who created it, and what it all means for the dancer. The music will be presented in the context of Pugliese’s extraordinary journey as an orchestra leader which leads from the cells of South American’s most notorious political prison to the stage of its grandest opera house, illustrated with rare archive photographs. Workshop participants will also be able to purchase Michael's new book on Pugliese at big discount.
£14 per person.
Workshop 3 (Sun Oct 30: 11.45 - 12:45) Become a More Complete Follow (Alexandra Wood)
All Level Follows - Minimum Level: Improver Follows (at least 2-6 months regular tango dancing) Build your Tango Confidence and get better dances - through improved Fundamental Follow Technique, Simple Musicality/Embellishments
*Intermediate and Advanced Follows attending Workshop 4 with Alexandra will also benefit from attending Workshop 3 to practise and perfect their fundamentals.
£16 per person.
Workshop 4 (Sun Oct 30: 13.00 - 14:00) Unleash your Inner Tango Diva (Alexandra Wood)
Intermediate/Advanced Follows - Minimum Level: Intermediate Follow (at least 2 years or ideally longer regular tango dancing) Truly express your Indidividuality and Personality to get the best dances - through deeper understanding of Musicality, Technique and more sophisticated Embellishments
£16 per person.
INDIVIDUAL MILONGA TICKETS (PRICES IF BOOKED BEFORE SEPT 11)
ALL INCLUDE MILONGA WITH FREE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
FRIDAY WELCOME MILONGA £11
SATURDAY MATINEE MILONGA £11
SATURDAY HALLOWEEN MILONGA £15
SUNDAY TEA DANCE MILONGA £12
SUNDAY FAREWELL MILONGA £11
MILONGA PASSES (PRICES IF BOOKED BEFORE SEPT 11)
FULL WEEKEND MILONGA PASS : £39
INCLUDES ALL 5 MILONGAS ON FRI, SAT, SUN WITH FREE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
SATURDAY MILONGA PASS : £23
INCLUDES 2 SATURDAY MILONGAS WITH FREE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
SUNDAY MILONGA PASS : ON DOOR PRICE £21
INCLUDES 2 SUNDAY MILONGAS WITH FREE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
WORKSHOPS (prices are per person)
WORKHOP 1: SAT 12.00-13.00 £14
WORKSHOP 2: SAT 19.30-20.30 £14
WORKSHOP 3: SUN 11.45-12.45 £16
WORKSHOP 4: SUN 13.00-14.00 £16
WORKSHOP 3+4: SUN 11.45-14.00 £27
THE EARLYBIRD BOOKING WINDOW IS OPEN FOR JUST A FEW WEEKS. CURRENT PRICES ARE THE CHEAPEST AVAILABLE.
PRICES WILL INCREASE ON SEPT 12 AND AGAIN IN OCTOBER.
TO ENSURE YOU GET BEST PRICE, BOOK TODAY!
We will have a team of professional masseurs on-site to help ensure you dance long and hard through the weekend.
Prices are £12 for a 15 min foot / leg rub, £17 for 20 mins leg or back/shoulders, £25 for 30 mins back, £35 for 45 min 'fast track' body or £40 for a 1 hour full body massage.
FREE MILONGA FUEL:
All the Milongas have a little free fuel included to keep you going. These are simple light refreshments plus teas and coffees.
However, you will need to supplement this throughout the weekend.
Within 5 minutes walk: Hove Centre with 30-40 restaurants, bars and cafes.
Less than 1 minute walk is a great pub serving stonebaked pizzas and lots of other reasonably priced meals. Next door to that is a high quality authentic Fish and Chip Shop. A few doors down is an Artisan Coffee Shop
Directly Opposite: Tesco Metro across the road from Ralli Hall. Plenty of sandwiches, cakes, fruits etc.
Please remember that due to it's religious nature, no meat or shellfish can be brought into Ralli Hall.
DJ MICHAEL LAVOCAH (UK) One of Europe’s most popular marathon djs .World’s leading authority on history, development of Tango Music. Author of 3 Tango Music books. Also teaching workshop @ Brightangothon.
DJ BÄRBEL RÜCKER (DEN) One of the pioneers of the huge European Tango Marathon scene. With 17 years Tango experience she has performed sets all over world. Also teaching workshop @ Brightanothon.
DJ DIEGO DOIGNEAU (ARG) Born Buenos Aires + resident dj at the Uk's busiest Milonga Negracha Tango Club for the last 7 years. Also djs many Milongas/festivals as well as in Buenos Aires & European Tango Marathons.
DJ PAULITA (ITA) One of Italy’s most popular djs. She is regular at many of Europe’s biggest festivals such as Asti and Turin. Was a real star at this years England International & Herstmonceux Castle.
DJ PAUL STRUDWICK (UK) Djs/organises Magic Roundabout Milongas. Djs at Eton, Juntos London, Burley, Abrazo Dulce, Bristol Encuentro. Also founder of Facebook group “TheTango Now Playing in My Head is..’’
DJ DANCE INSPIRED (UK) Founder of TangoBootCamp, England International Tango Festival. Djs regularly at Festivals/Weekenders/ his own Milongas and guest at others such as Negrachas. Also teaching BootCamp.
DJ IRA RO (RUS) Emerging Tango dj with very broad musical knowledge and interest. Well connected to Eastern European Tango music scene. Also teaching BootCamp @ Brightangothon.
DJ KEN BLAKE (UK) Ex-pro footballer, Ken is a very popular dj from the Midlands. Was a club dj for many years. Invited to dj many festivals in UK & abroad.
ALEXANDRA WOOD (UK) One of Uk’s most experienced and popular Tango teachers. Teaches and performs all over Europe. Her technique classes are amongst best in world. Teaching 2 workshops @Brightangothon.
During Brightangothon we will also be running run another popular Beginners BootCamp in a different venue (half day, 1 day or 2 days).
This is our original product and thousands of people have started their tango journey at one of our beginners bootcamps.
Accommodation is not included.
There are plenty of hotels/b+b's within a few miles of the venue.
Brighton is busy year round and hotel prices reflect the high demand.
All Brightangothon Milongas and Workshops will be held at Ralli Hall in Hove.
It is directly opposite Hove Train Station which is 1 hour train direct from London and also just a few stops from Gatwick Airport.
Hove Station also has a Pay/display car park.
Ralli Hall, Denmark Villas, Hove, Sussex, Bn33th
- Hove, United Kingdom
- Event dates:
- From: Friday, 28 October 2016 - To: Sunday, 30 October 2016
- Hove, United Kingdom
- Event dates:
- Event Starts: Friday, 28 October 2016
- Event Ends: Sunday, 30 October 2016