MIAMI TANGO WEEKEND Feb 16-17-18 / MIAMI
A WEEKEND OF TRUE ARGENTINE TANGO CULTURE / MTW brings together dancers and DJs from all across Florida with world-class talent straight from Buenos Aires.
Learn from one of the hottest professional tango dance couples in the world, Cristian Marquez & Virginia Gomez (LOS TOTIS)! Experience the milongas of Buenos Aires dancing to the incredible live performances of internationally acclaimed Sexteto Milonguero.
About Sexteto Milonguero:
Direct from Buenos Aires, the most famous contemporary tango sextet in the world!!! This young, talented group of musicians pioneered the revival of the style of tango's golden age, when famous orchestras like Juan D'Arienzo, Miguel Calo, and Rudolfo Biagi packed the milongas (tango dance halls) till wee hours of the mornings.
About «Los Totis» — Cristian Marquez and Virginia Gomez:
Los Totis' dance is characterized by the precision and quality of their movements, and the elegance and preservation of the purest and most essential tango. Together with the same passion, they traveled a long road to becoming a couple who are known for their strength, maturity and defined tango style. Since 1996, Cristian and Virginia trained with renowned tango masters. They have participated in major national and international shows directed by acclaimed dancers and choreographers.
Since 2002 they have traveled throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the EEUU giving workshops and being part of important events and Tango Festivals. In 2006 they were invited to be the leading couple of the video clip ¨Diferente¨ of Gotan Project.
In Buenos Aires they participate in the important Tango Festivals such as CITA, Tango Salón Extremo, Argentina Tango Salón, and Mujercitas among others, also traveling to different regions within Argentina to give classes and seminars with the purpose of transmiting their knowledge to new generations of tango dancers. Los Totis have been invited by the Government of Buenos Aires to serve as jurors of the Metropolitan Tango Championship and World Tango Championships.
Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance to experience a night of authentic Argentine tango, just like the milongas of Buenos Aires. Come immerse yourself in a night of Argentine culture with world-class musicians and all-night tango dancing! This event is open to all — no dance experience necessary!
*Taxi dancers will be available for the whole event*
*Workshops will be lead/follow balanced. If you need a partner for the workshops, please contact the organizer in advance at (786) 262-3087.
FRIDAY February 16th (DAF STUDIO)
9:30pm to 2am Battle of the DJs Milonga — DJ Alper (Gainsville), DJ Wilson (Orlando), DJ to Trista (Tampa), DJ Luigi (Miami)
SATURDAY February 17th (DAF STUDIO)
1:30pm to 2:45pm — Workshop w/Los Totis: Walking technique and connection for change of energies and dynamics
3pm to 4:15pm — Workshop w/Los Totis: Giros, lápices and enrosques (technique, variations and combinations)
4:30pm to 5:45pm — Workshop w/Los Totis: Vals: Sequences in shared axis w/Los Totis
9pm to 2am Milonga! SEXTETO MILONGUERO LIVE + LOS TOTIS EXHIBITION + MALAMBO SHOW by JUAN «EL DIABLO» SANTILLAN and DJ Chuck Hand, empandas & wine
SUNDAY February 18th (POWERUMBA)
1:30pm to 2:45pm — Workshop w/Los Totis: Exercises and movements for velocity w/Los Totis
3pm to 4:15pm — Workshop w/Los Totis: Combining short sequences using different elements
4:30pm to 5:45pm — Workshop w/Los Totis: Milonga technique & steps
8:00pm to 12am «MILONGA GALA DINNER SHOW» with DINNER / SEXTETO MILONGUERO LIVE / PERFORMANCE BY LOS TOTIS / Malambo exhibition and DJ Charrua
*EARLY BIRD* FULL MTW PASS: 6 workshops + 3 milongas
$180 p/person (Purchase by February 4th)
After FEB 1st: FULL MTW PASS — $210 per person
— FRIDAY Milonga (Battle of the DJ's!) $20
— SATURDAY Milonga (Sexteto Milonguero/Los Totis exhibition/malambo show/empanadas) $35
— SUNDAY Milonga (Sexteto Milonguero/Los Totis show/malambo exhibition/ dinner) $40
— ALL MILONGA Package (Fri/Sat/Sun) — $75
— 2 MILONGA Package (Sat and Sun ONLY) — $70
— SATURDAY FULL Package(3 workshops + milonga) $100
— SUNDAY FULL Package (3 workshops + milonga) $110
DAF STUDIO (1501 sw 8 st Miami): beautiful 3000 sqf location with wood floor located right in the heart of Miami’s vibrant Little Havana neighborhood, where you can easily walk to restaurants shops, explore Cuban cultural landmarks and art galleries…just a 5 minute drive to Brickell, 10 minutes from Wynwood or 15 minute drive to South beach.
POWERUMBA (16117 Biscayne blvd North Miami Beach): 3100 sqf wood floor, big parking lot, the location is 5 minutes drive from the beach, restaurants, and shoppins of the city Aventura and Sunny Isle…
FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS, REQUESTING PARTNERS FOR WORKSHOPS or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANIZER IN ADVANCE: 786-262-3087 (MARIANO)