2009 Buenos Aires Tango Festival and 7th Tango Dance World Championship.

11:44 AM Sandra Gutrejde Suarez 1 Comments

For 18 days, starting August 14th, 2009, Buenos Aires will be the Tango Capital of the world, with two world class events: the 2009 Buenos Aires Tango Festival, and the 7th Tango Dance World Championship.
The beautiful building of the former department store Harrods, the legendary Luna Park, the theaters Avenida, San Martín and 25 de Mayo, the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Ciudad Cultural Konex, La Trastienda, Tango Porteño and the Planetario, will be the main venues for a program of concerts, special shows, dance clinics, book presentations, live "milongas", cinema, lessons and seminars.
All the activities in the festival are free of charge, but some of the shows require advanced free tickets, that must be picked up at Casa de la Cultura, Av. de Mayo 575, in the following days and hours:
Entry tickets for the Festival: Must be picked up from August, Wednesday 12 to Friday 14, 11 am to 7 pm: tickets for the shows at Centro Cultural Konex, Teatro Avenida, Teatro San Martín and Planetario Galileo Galilei.
Entry tickets for the Great Dance Final at Luna Park: must be picked up on August, Monday 17 and Tuesday 18, 11 am to 7 pm
The rest of the activities don't require advance tickets, but are limited to the venue's capacity.

The 11th edition of Buenos Aires Festival de Tango will take place from August 14th to August 31st, 2009, with free tango shows, lessons and seminars, conferences, collector's meetings, exhibitions, and film screenings.
For more information about schedules and programmed activities, visit: Buenos Aires Festival de Tango official website.

The 7th Tango Dance World Championship (Mundial de Baile de Tango) will take place from August 23rd to 31st, 2009, 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.
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.

Schedule

Classifying Rounds
Venue: La Trastienda, Balcarce 460
Category Salón: Monday 24 and Tyesday 25 3 pm to 12 am
Category Escenario: Wednesday 26, 3 pm to 12 am, and Thursday 27, 11 am to 8 pm

Semifinals
Venu: Tango Porteño, Cerrito 570
Category Salón: Friday 28, 11 am to 5 pm
Category Escenario: Friday 28, 7 pm to 1 am

Finals
Venue: Luna Park, Bouchard 465
Category Salón: Saturday 29, 8 pm to 12 am
Category Escenario: Monday 31, 7 pm to 11 pm

More information: 7mo Mundial de Baile de Tango official website.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, but Buenos Aires is ALWAYS the Tango Capital of the World, no matter what time of year! :)

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