The Mayor’s Thames Festival – September 10 & 11

Alfresco Ballroom Tango

http://www.thamesfestival.org/weekend/detail/alfresco_ballroom/

Star performances, cutting-edge workshops, live music and, of course, dancing into the night on London’s vibrant riverside to a mix of classic and electro tango led by Sean A.McGee and El Farabute.

12noon Free Tango Workshop for beginners.

1pm Milonga – Social Dancing – DJ Diego Doigneau
Resident DJ at Negracha Tango Club as well as regular appearances at Carablanca, El Porteñito, Tango at Spitafields, Stardust Milonga, Milonga Bohemiene and Buenos Aires Practica x.

3.30pm Tango Performance – David Benitez & Kim Schwartz
David & Kim have recently choreographed a ballet/tango fusion piece “Tangos En Movimiento” for principal dancers of the Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, and have danced live on ITV1 with Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean.

3.45pm Milonga – Social Dancing – DJ Diego Doigneau
See 1pm listing for details.

4.30pm El Farabute
El Farabute was founded in London’s milongas in 2009. The duo has since performed in the UK, Germany and Argentina, including collaborations with top tango singers Noelia Moncada and Gabriel Mores.

5.30pm Tango Performance  – Leandro Palau & Romina Godoy
Leandro & Romina have recently produced and choreographed their new show ‘Emociones del Alma’, a world class stage performance with 12 dancers, 6 musicians and 2 singers, set to start touring in Europe in 2012, promising to be a great success within the tango audience and beyond.

5.45pm Milonga – Social Dancing – DJ Diego Doigneau
See 1pm listing for details.

6.30pm Milonga – Social Dancing – DJ Sergius
Sergio is a reputed DJ specialising in lounge music including Electrotango, Tango Nuevo, deep house, latin house  and miscellaneous beats that can be dance to tango rhythms.

7pm Live Music: Sean A.McGee – Nebulosa
Sean A.McGee is currently the UK’s only active Electrotango composer/artiste, his album. Nebulosa has become a hit across the international Tango world and has received rave reviews from many countries including the USA, Australia, Germany and of course, the UK.

8pm Argentine and Latin American beats – DJ Sergius
See 6.30pm listing for details.

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Tango Movement Summer Ball

Tango Movement and APARU present:

The Summer Ball in Support of Children in Argentina!

Celebrating 4 Years of Tango Movement in London

When: Friday 22 July 2011

Time: 8 pm – 1 am

Where: the glamorous Old Finsbury Town Hall, 52-54 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4RP (5 minutes from Angel tube)

Once again we’ll be joining forces with APARU (the Association of Argentine Professionals in London) to raise money for registered Argentinian children charities.

– live music from Los Mareados, with special guest Victor Villena bandoneon player from the Gotan Project!

– Performance by David & Kim

– Tango Movement Student Show!

– Argentinian Wines and Empanadas

– Professional Photographer to capture your tango poses!

Comme Il Faut shoes

– DJ: David & Kim Benitez

– A raffle to win a holiday for 2 to Buenos Aires & Patagonia with flights, hotels, transfers, tango show and city tours!

Tickets:

£25 (or £20 for non-dancers)

Purchase online at http://summerballtangomovement.eventbrite.com or in Tango Movement classes! Donations are also more than welcome!

All proceeds will go to the following organisations:

FUNDACION ALMA (Soul Foundation) provides health care and assistance in pediatric diagnosis and treatment with Alma Hospital train for kids.

FUNDACION PEQUENOS GESTOS GRAN LOGROS (Small Gestures, Big Gains Foundation) helps Toba aboriginals through sanitary, educational and immediate assistance campaigns.

As a taster, here’s the video of our last year’s event: http://www.tangomovement.com/video4.htm

Once again, we are thrilled to give something back to the birthplace of tango! We’re counting down the days to this exciting event!

Best wishes,
David & Kim Benitez
Tango Movement
0208 444 4211
07906 593 282
info@tangomovement.com
http://www.tangomovement.com

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