Embassy in United States

DC Tango Festival 2017

Post date: 14/08/2017

Pan-American Symphony Orchestra will present the only festival in the U.S. that offers the public a month of tango music and tango related events. Now in its 11th year, the DC Tango Festival attracts patrons from across the U.S. and abroad, bringing the best of Argentine tango performers and dancers to the nation’s capital.

Mach 31 – May 6, 2017

Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 20009
Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Apiazzollado with Tango Camerata
Friday, March 31 at 8 PM
The great music of Astor Piazzolla in a concert with the Tango Camerata, with Diana LeGrand, DoroteaRacz, and Jason Solounias. Argentine wine reception will follow the performance
Call 240-242-8032 for more information or to pay over the telephone or www.panamsymphony.org
Learn to Dance Tango!
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Taught by experienced tango instructors, Arnaud Lucas and Corinne Merzeraud, these free dance classes are for those who have no previous experience dancing tango. Instruction is in English. Appropriate tango dancing shoes only (leather, suede or hard plastic soles) - no rubber soles.
Free and Open to the public but must register in advance
Space is limited so you must register and must come as a couple. No single participants allowed.
No walk-ins or phone reservations permitted.
To register, email concerts@panamsymphony.org
Each couple will be checked in at the door.
Tango Night at the Movies
Free and open to the public
Friday, April 7 at 6:30 PM
Tango Bar - a musical (1935) 60 min.
Ricardo Fuentes (Carlos Gardel) leaves Buenos Aires to go to Barcelona after losing in horse races. In Barcelona, he plans to open a tango bar, a new concept with a tango dance show and a dance saloon. On the ship he meets Laura Montalván (Rosita Moreno) who happens to be a thief working with her partner, another thief. Ricardo watches them robbing a lady's bracelet aboard the ship but decides not to report them because he has fallen in love with Laura. (In Spanish with English subtitles).
F-31 Tango Quintet 
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Named after the model of airplane that carried tango icon Carlos Gardel on his fateful South American tour in 1935 (the plane crashed in Medellin, Colombia, killing Gardel and all passengers), this young, talented Colombian ensemble makes its Washington debut as part of the DC Tango Festival.   
Comprised of piano, guitar, violin, double bass and bandoneon, F-31 Quintet brings a distinctive sound to traditional tango. PASO's Tango Ensemble joins the F-31 Quintet the second half of the show.
Argentine wine reception after the concert.
Tango Night at the Movies
Free and open to the public
Friday, April 21 at 6:30 PM
El Tango en Broadway- a musical (1934) 85 min.
Alberto Bazán (Carlos Gardel) plays a young man living the good life in New York at the expense of his rich uncle Don Indalecio Bazán (Jaime Devesa). When his uncle suddenly arrives in New York, he soon discovers the money he regularly sends to his nephew is used on women and drinks instead of for business endeavors, as he was led to believe.  But Alberto decides -with the cooperation of his fiancée, who is also his secretary and his manager- to convert his uncle to "the good life" to convince him to continue subsidizing Alberto's lifestyle. (In Spanish with English subtitles).
Milonga del Festival
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 PM
A tango dance party with PASO's tango ensemble and bandoneón player, Rodolfo Zanetti. Non-dancers are also welcome. Argentine wine included with admission price.
Soul of Tango 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM
George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW.
Washington DC
Pan American Symphony Orchestra's 30 piece tango orchestra with three couples of international tango dancers, and featuring Rodolfo Zanetti and Javier Sanchez on bandoneons.
The Washington DC Tango Festival is sponsored by the Argentine Embassy and the DC Commission on the Arts and the Humanities.
Information and Tickets:
Call: 202-994-6800.

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