August 2008, the month of Tango

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The 10th edition of Buenos Aires Festival de Tango will take place from August 15th to August 24th, 2008, with over 100 free shows and concerts.
The traditional Harrods Hall (Florida 877) will open its doors to host a daily program, from 12 to 9 pm, with tango shows, lessons and seminars, conferences, collector's meetings, exhibitions, and film screenings.
Most of the concerts in the festival will take place at Teatro Avenida (Av. de Mayo 1212), Teatro Ift (Boulogne Sur Mer 549), Centro Cultural Recoleta (Junín 1930), and Academia Nacional del Tango (Av. De Mayo 833).
Other venues around Buenos Aires where different concerts and activities will take place are: Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso (Defensa 1575), Centro Cultural Resurgimiento (Artigas 2262), Centro Cultural Julian Centeya (Av. San Juan 3255), Centro Cultural del Sur (Av. Caseros 1750), Niceto Club (Niceto Vega 5510), Escuela Orlando Goñi (Independencia 584), Casa del Tango (Guardia Vieja 4049) and the notable bars of the city like Esquina Homero Manzi (Av. San Juan 3601), Las Violetas (Av. Rivadavia 3899), Café de García (Sanabria 3302), 36 Billares (Av. De Mayo 1265), Confitería Hotel Castelar (Av. De Mayo 1148).
Tickets for the free concerts must be picked up in advance at Casa de la Cultura, Avenida de Mayo 575, from 11 am to 6 pm.
The inauguration of Buenos Aires 10º Festival de Tango will be on Friday, August 15th, 2008, 9 pm, at Teatro Avenida (Av. de Mayo 1212), with a concert by Master Leopoldo Federico. On Sunday, August 24th, 9pm, Ruben Juarez will be closing the festival in the same stage.
More information: Buenos Aires 10º Festival de Tango official website.

The 6th Tango Dance World Championship (6to Mundial de Baile de Tango) will take place from August 24th to September 1st, 2008, and will be organized into 3 phases: Classifying, Semifinal, and Final, and divided into two categories: Tango Salon, in which the social dancing prevails, and Tango Escenario, with a more choreographic approach.
This year more than 400 couples from Argentina and abroad will be participating, at the Obras Sanitarias Stadium and Luna Park Stadium.
On Sunday 24th, at Harrods, a show by Mora Godoy, followed by the World Championship's Opening Milonga, will welcome the local and regional champions, as well as the champions from 2007 Dance Championship.
From August 25th, at Obras Stadium, the classifying rounds and semifanals of Tango Salon and Tango Escenario. On Saturday, August 30th, 8 pm, also at Obras, the great Final of Tango Salon will take place, with the presence of Atilio Stampone's orchestra along with Adriana Varela and dancers Gloria y Eduardo.
The great Final of Tango Escenario will be on September 1st at Luna Park Stadium, whith Mariano Mores' Orchestra, and dancer Miguel Angel Zotto, with the coronation of the winning couple of the category .
Throughout the World Championship, the public will be able to enjoy "milongas", exhibitions, free thematic classes, and work in progress by the most prestigious dance companies.
More information: 6to Mundial de Baile de Tango official website.

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