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August 28, Jurmala Culture Centre, Concert – “Silencio. Un tango más.”

The overwhelming emotional experience created by Tango Orchestra “Silencio” and dancers from Argentina and the Baltic Sea Region on 28 August 2015 will carry you away and the impressions will remain with you long after the concert.

Apart from piano player Roger Helou, the ensemble consists of Omar Fernandez on vocals, Winifried Holzenkamp on double bass, Amadeo Espina on viola, and Jose-Luis Betancor on bandoneon.

It will be authentic Argentinean music, attractive because of its origins – it is a mixture of Spanish, Criollo (Gaucho/Native from the countryside) and certainly African elements of music.

Although the main highlight of the concert is the music of tango in its multiple shades and colors, some of the pieces will be supplemented by dance performed by the famous Argentinean Maestros Lorena Ermocida & Pancho Martinez Pey, the unmatched Argentinean Maestro Jesus Velazquez with Margita Antonova (Latvia), as well as dancers from our neighboring countries Jessica Štšerbakova from Estonia with her partner Somer Surgit (Turkey) and Maria and Pasi Lauren from Finland.

Concert venue: 35 Jomas iela, Jurmala; Jurmala Culture Centre, Big Hall. (By the way, it is not very big – it only has 350 places, so don’t be late with getting your ticket at Bilesu Serviss sales points or on the internet! Ticket price includes refreshment.)

Tango Sun Festival 2015

The registration for participation in the biggest Argentinian tango festival in Baltics – 8th TANGO SUN FESTIVAL on 25.08-01.09 in Riga and Jurmala, Latvia, is open and ongoing!

Our idea for the workshop program this year is to offer intensive seminar packages for those of you who would like to work hard on your technique or learn combinations and study the music to improve your dance flow. Additionally we offer a few thematic seminars like Milonga and Vals and a solo technique workshop for followers and leaders.

A special novelty this year will be a musicality seminar with the leader of the Orchestra Silencio – Roger Helou, together with dancers Maria and Pasi Lauren from Finland.

We have invited again the fantastic orchestra Silencio to play live music during the Milonga grande and to create a unique concert for you together with the dancers (Tickets you can get here). We are sure this will be among the peaks of the festival.

We are very glad to have a more intensive cooperation with the city of Jurmala and the culture center so that you can enjoy a package of 4 days and nights in this beautiful town at the baltic sea shore. Prior to the event in Jurmala the local tango schools will host 2 milongas in Riga and after the festival as well.

Enjoy the 8. Tango Sun Festival with us, the registration page is here: http://www.tangosunfestival.lv/registration/

TSF 2014 Thank you and see you!

Dear Tango Sun Festival participants, dancers, choreographers, musicians, DJs, partners, helpers, and, and, and…
We would like to thank you for having created together with us such a great Tango Sun Festival 2014 – it was a fantastic atmosphere and a great piece of Argentinean tango art which we lived. You did it with us, all of you – we did it with you and for you. We would like to express our gratitude once more to our sponsors for financial support – the Embassy of Argentina in Finland, the representation of Lufthansa in Riga, the Riga City Council and the Jurmala City Council – your support was needed and very appreciated!
And we hope to see you all next year again in the same spirit – we are working already on the programme and will announce it in short.
If you want to study more intensively with our dear maestros and cannot wait until they are back to Europe you have to visit them in Buenos Aires – Lufthansa told us they have a new autumn offer via Frankfurt and invites you to visit their homepage for checking!!!!

See you next year: 25 August – 1 September 2015, save the date!

Abrazos,
Your Tango Sun Festival Team

Tango Sun Festival 2014

The 7th Tango Sun Festival will take place from 26 August till 2 September 2014 in Riga and Jurmala, Latvia, with the fantastic maestros from Argentina
Laura Melo & Ricardo Barrios and Lorena Ermocida & Pancho Martinez Pey and with Orchestra SILENCIO.
We offer 8 evening milongas, 3 day milongas during the weekend and a set of workshops and seminarios.
Due to the success of our concert show during previous festival (see the summary video here) we plan also in 2014 a concert show – it will take place on 28 August in Riga Congress Hall and will be especially choreographed for this occasion by Ricardo Barrios. Our Argentinean maestros will dance together with dancers from the Baltics and with life music by SILENCIO – don’t miss it!

Welcome!
Tango Sun Festival Team

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AMBER & WINDS TANGO MARATHON 2014

July 31 – August 4, 2014
VENUE: Fontaine Royal Hotel: living in luxury • Liepaja, Coast of the Baltic Sea, Latvia

Detailed info: www.tangotolatvia.lv

Tango Port Tallinn 2014

Thu 17/7-14 – Sun 20/7-14

VENUE
Estonia, Tallinn – Kreutzwaldi 24 – Dance Studio TEE KUUBIS (workshops)
Milongas with live music at various places in Tallinn

TEACHERS
• Stephanie Fesneau & Fausto Carpino (FRA, ITA)
• Roxana Umpierr & Alejandro “Lucho” Luchero (ARG)

For the 4th time in a row, we invite tangueros & tangueras from all over the world to join Tango Port Tallinn vibes in the beautiful capital of Estonia – Tallinn.

In the city that hides thousands of secrets in its romantic medieval heart, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops on three consequtive days given by the beautiful stars of the tango sky – Stéphanie Fesneau & Fausto Carpino (France, Italy) as well as Roxana Umpierr & Alejandro “Lucho” Luchero (Argentina).

The festival team is delighted to bring to you musical journeys offered by a wide array of international DJ-s.

To make the festival atmosphere even more alive, LIVE MUSIC will be played during the Saturday concert-milonga. The performing artistic duo – Kaspar Uljas & Martin Lopez Muro – as well as the Quintet + Nele Suisalu (Estonia) joins together the musicality and inspiration from Nordic Estonia and colourful and warm-hearted Argentina.

To conclude… and for the mathematics freaks, all in all, Tango Port Tallinn will offer workshops for a total of 16.5 hours (6 Fri – 6 Sat – 4.5 Sun), and outside-class dancing possiblities for a total of 41 hours (6 Thu – 9 Fri – 13 Sat – 13 Sun).

Website: www.tangoporttallinn.com
Contact: info@tangoporttallinn.com

LITHUANIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION MILONGA

Lithuania will celebrate its 96th birthday this year. To honour this event we invite you to special celebration milonga in Riga Latvian Society House (13 Merkela Street) which will take place on February 15th.

We will be addressed by ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Lithuania H.E. Mr.Ričardas Degutis.

Live music: quartet “Undertango” (Latvia)
DJ Igoris Saburov (Lithuania)
Show: Aurelija Daugėlaitė & Irmantas Bačelis

Price:
18€ until 01.02.2014
25€ from: 02.02.2014
30€ 15.02.2014

Dress code: Festive

More detailed information as well as information about tickets:
Gundars +371-29284459
Anželika +371-26630231
Vita +371-27823388
Sigita +371-26882087

See also: Facebook event

LITHUANIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION MILONGA

Lithuania will celebrate its 96th birthday this year. To honour this event we invite you to special celebration milonga in Riga Latvian Society House (13 Merkela Street) which will take place on February 15th.

We will be addressed by ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Lithuania H.E. Mr.Ričardas Degutis.

Live music: quartet “Undertango” (Latvia)
DJ Igoris Saburov (Lithuania)
Show: Aurelija Daugėlaitė & Irmantas Bačelis

Dress code: Festive

More information: Facebook event

Tandem Tango Marathon

25 – 27 October 2013 (Riga, Latvia)

We are waiting tango dancers for an autumn tango marathon in Riga to embrace our friends, dance on gold leaves and get to know new people. Together we will make a tango fest during the last weekend of October.

TANDEM TANGO MARATHON is:

Tango fest for friends, friends of friends, and we will be happy if friends of your friends will tell our news forward to their tango communities, because to make fest together much more enliven. Our moto is: EMBARCE FOR ALL. That means – no matter what kind of embrace or style of tango you prefer, when you respect your colleagues on dance floor and tango music – you are welcome!

Tango fest of music and for DJs, because one DJ – this is good, but two DJs always better twice! Of course, not everybody will accept that kind of experiment – more difficult, impossible to use prepared play lists and you have to be VERY concentrated on the mood of milonga, BUT twice more drive and all time absolutely unexpected decisions are guaranteed, In other words, tandem of DJs it is jazz by DJs, duet to get a harmony for excellent atmosphere! During night for your attention will play music men DJs tandems, don’t miss them! And, on day milongas for you will “sing” duets of DJ-girls!

And for dancers – we like if you are sitting not only for pleasure, but also for education. Our marathon will start on Friday with lessons of tango music history by Massimo Politelli (Italy). Massimo many times presented his lessons and very happy this time to listen him in Riga.

The huge dance hall allow not thinking about limits for participants, but anyway we would be appreciated to have your pre-registration to check the gender balance, as well as calculate quantity of night hot soup and give the correct number of participants for a bar (for snacks and drinks). Registration starts on July, 15 by email: info@tangomarathon.lv

Organizer of the marathon – Argentine tango school (www.hitango.lv) in cooperation with dance studio DanceStar (www.dancestar.lv)

Tandem Tango Marathon


We are waiting tango dancers for an autumn tango marathon in Riga to embrace our friends, dance on gold leaves and get know new people. Together we will make a tango fest during the last weekend of October.

See you in Riga on October, 25-27!

More information: tangomarathon.lv