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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.

Tango in Paris and London

  Rojo y Negro tango club is now booking for intensive workshops in London and Paris, with visits to French milongas.

Frambuesas Tango Quintet at the Instituto Cervantes Manchester

On February 18, Instituto Cervantes, the official Spanish Government Centre, is offering an evening of live music and dance inspired by the sounds and passion of tango.

Strictly speaking

Week 7, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. Claudia! 2. No theme! 3. Actual dancing! 4. Bye bye, Dave! 5. After 10 million references to Blackpool, Darcey still confused it with Brighton! (I can’t judge – I’m hazy about anything outside Zone 2.)

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.

Intensive beginner tango workshops

Intensive tango workshops suitable for beginners who prefer learning at a fast pace or more experienced dancers wishing to recap the basics will take place on Sundays, September 11 and 18, 5–9pm.

Miguel Angel Zotto’s Buenos Aires Tango at the Peacock Theatre

I never thought I would say this: the best scene in Buenos Aires Tango is one with taped music. The latest show by dancer Miguel Angel Zotto has a mix of live and recorded music, dramatic scenes and simple dancing. The simplest, and loveliest, is a nostalgic scene with Zotto and his partners dancing to […]

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