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Tango Week

It’s time to tango! Tango Week – seven days filled with free Argentine tango events – kicks off from October 22 to 28 across the four UK countries. Designed to introduce the public to the Argentine tango, its culture and music, the week is presented by the UKATA (the UK Argentine Tango Association), the body […]

Tango Fire tour

Starring Argentinian tango stars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, Tango Fire returns to tour the UK from February 12 to March 2, 2020. Accompanied by the Tango Fuego Quartet, playing live music on stage from Argentina’s most famous composers, including Astor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Pugliese and Carlos Gardel, this is a sizzling show with six top […]

The UK Tango Festival and Championship

This year’s UK Tango Festival and Championship will take place from June 5 to 7 in central London with workshops, milongas, performances and the UK Tango Championships 2015.

Che London! Tango Festival

Look out for the first ever Che London! Tango Festival, four days of pure tango salón, with workshops, tango boosts – including free beginners’ sessions – practicas and evening milongas.

Rooted in touch

For his show, m¡longa, at Sadler’s Wells this week, contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui explores the origins of tango. Zoë Anderson finds out about a Flemish-Moroccan choreographer’s encounter with tango Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is clearly fascinated by collaboration. He has a history of trying different styles: from a contemporary dance background, he’s worked with a […]

Tango opera by Piazzolla opening this week

Opera at Home presents Maria de Buenos Aires, written by master of tango Astor Piazzolla and poet Horacio Ferrer, at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, west London, later this week.

Christmas dance bonanza at Sadler’s Wells

Celebrate Christmas with a touch of flamenco or the Argentine tango at Sadler’s Wells over the festive period. Christmas flamenco courses run between December 27 and 31, catering from everyone from complete beginners to professionals. 

Watch This Space

For something a bit different, catch an unusual – and risky – Argentine tango performance, Polar, on June 4–5 at National Theatre Watch This Space Festival.  France’s Cie Bilbobasso return to dance the Argentine tango in flames, in a show that tells the story of a woman trying to escape the clutches of a killer, […]

Choco Tango Festival

In a mouthwatering combination of chocolate and the Argentine tango, the sixth Choco Tango Festival, dubbed the sweetest festival in Europe, will take place from October 6 to 9.

Travels with my dance

This week: where have all the young men gone?  Last night I was at a modern jive and Argentine tango event and there was a young guy dancing. He was, as my female partner said, “hot” in every sense: good-looking, fast on the floor, talented. He was more or less fighting young women off. As […]

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