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11th Philadelphia Tango Festival

Exploring the theme of IMPROVISATION in tango dance and music
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The ✨ 11th Philadelphia Tango Festival ✨ takes place over Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 26 through late night Monday, May 29.

THE THEME: IMPROVISATION

The festival is thematic. All activities are organized around the central theme of: IMPROVISATION in tango dance & music. As such, we are super-honored to welcome two couples who are among the best living tango improvisers:

? Octavio Fernandez & Corina Herrera
? Cecilia Garcia & Serkan Gokcesu

If you'd like to study in-depth with either couple (or both!), you have the chance to take a four-workshop seminar. Additional non-seminar workshops are also available.

PRODUCING NEW TANGO MUSIC

This festival also inaugurates a new tradition... From now on, the Philadelphia Tango Festival will always PRODUCE a new tango album of infectiously danceable tango music! Our goal is to foment the writing and recording of excellent music for social dancers.

The ✨ 11th Philadelphia Tango Festival ✨ takes place over Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 26 through late night Monday, May 29.

THE THEME: IMPROVISATION

The festival is thematic. All activities are organized around the central theme of: IMPROVISATION in tango dance & music. As such, we are super-honored to welcome two couples who are among the best living tango improvisers:

? Octavio Fernandez & Corina Herrera
? Cecilia Garcia & Serkan Gokcesu

If you'd like to study in-depth with either couple (or both!), you have the chance to take a four-workshop seminar. Additional non-seminar workshops are also available.

PRODUCING NEW TANGO MUSIC

This festival also inaugurates a new tradition... From now on, the Philadelphia Tango Festival will always PRODUCE a new tango album of infectiously danceable tango music! Our goal is to foment the writing and recording of excellent music for social dancers.

In 2023, we are producing the debut album of the ? Tipica Messiez ?. It will be recorded in Buenos Aires in February 2023 and made available for the first time at the festival.

LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT

The festival features LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT, both seated concerts and extremely danceable music during milongas.

Musicians include:

✅ Tipica Messiez Tango Orchestra
✅ Juan Villarreal & Patricio Crom
✅ Romo-Agri-Messiez Trio
✅ Hugo Satorre & Leandro Roucco
✅ Amazing combinations of the above

DJS

We're super-stoked about our excellent DJs:

? Friday Night: Jackie Pham
? Saturday Night: Octavio Fernandez
? Saturday Late Night: Craig Herrington
? Sunday Night: Eric Lindgren
? Monday Night: Carla Marano

ARGENTINE FOLKLORE

We are excited to welcome Nick Wallach, who will be teaching & performing Argentine folkloric dance during the festival, including workshops in zamba and chacarera. He'll be collaborating with musicians, including Hugo, Juan, Pato, Leandro to create a peña (folkloric dance party) on the final festival evening.

AMAZING VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES

Our festival offers the most varied set of activities that we've ever seen at a tango festival. In addition to all of the above, it includes:

✅ Lectures on a variety of tango topics
✅ A masterclass for singers with maestro Juan Villarreal
✅ Four themed practicas (open role, live music open mic, folkloric dancing, and a practica co-guided by a musician and dancer about tango improvisation)
✅ Your first chance to see the new tango documentary, EL SONIDO DE ANTES / THE HIDDEN SOUND OF TANGO by filmmaker Yael Szmulewicz
✅ A four-class beginner track taught by Martin Enos

All the details & pre-registration:
WWW.PHILADELPHIATANGOFESTIVAL.COM

SUPER-EARLY-BIRD PRICING ends on March 1.

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EVENT DETAILS

  • Location:
    2715 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA (view map)
    Event dates:
    From: Friday, 26 May 2023 - To: Tuesday, 30 May 2023
    Location:
    2715 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA (view map)
    Event dates:
    Event Starts: Friday, 26 May 2023
    Event Ends: Tuesday, 30 May 2023
  • Number of Participants:
    500 dancers
    Milonguero Ticket Price - Includes all milongas:
    160 USD - United States Dollar
    Number of Participants:
    500 dancers
    Milonguero Ticket Price - Includes all milongas:
    160 USD - United States Dollar
  • Is registration required prior to the event?
    Recommended - Tickets might be available at the door
    Registration Opens:
    Sunday, 15 January 2023
    Registration Closes:
    Friday, 19 May 2023
    Is registration required prior to the event?
    Recommended - Tickets might be available at the door
    Registration Opens:
    Sunday, 15 January 2023
    Registration Closes:
    Friday, 19 May 2023
  • Corina Herrera
    Octavio Fernandez
    Serkan Gokcesu
    Corina Herrera
    Octavio Fernandez
    Serkan Gokcesu
  • Accommodation:
    No
    Beverages:
    Yes
    Transfer:
    No
    Massage:
    No
    Accommodation:
    No
    Beverages:
    Yes
    Transfer:
    No
    Massage:
    No
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