2012 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango World Dance Competition

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The 2012 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and World Dance Competition, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will be held between August 14th and August 28th, 2012.
This new edition features more than 200 shows and free activities including concerts and dance performances, popular milongas, shows, conferences and clinics, exhibition and sale of products, dance classes in various levels and styles, and a competition in which the best couples of dancers from Argentina and the world will be participating.
Throughout the World Tango Festival classes of different levels and styles will be given by renowned dancers  and instructors from recognized schools. A tribute to Astor Piazolla, in the 20th anniversary of his death. The grand opening and closing milonga and the competition for the Tango Dance World Cup.

TANGO WORLD DANCE COMPETITION:
This is the celebration that makes Buenos Aires the mecca for tango dancers around the world. The event rewards the best couples in the Tango Salon category, which stresses the social dance as a practice rooted in Buenos Aires, and Stage Tango, which aims to enrich the dance from a choreographic point of view. More than 500 couples from around the world measure their talents in this competition.
The qualifying rounds will take place at the Centro Municipal de Exposiciones. The World Cup culminates in two major finals, Tango Salon and Tango Escenario, at the Luna Park stadium, on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28.

VENUES OF TANGO BUENOS AIRES:
Centro Municipal de Exposiciones:  Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Pueyrredón
Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 501, La Boca
Teatro Regio: Av. Cordoba 6056, Chacarita
Amphitheater of Parque Centenario: Av. Angel Gallardo and Leopoldo Marechal, Caballito
Luna Park stadium: Av. Madero 420

FREE TICKETS FOR SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES:
Admission to all the activities and shows of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and World Cup is free, on a first-come, first-served basis until the venue reaches capacity.
The only shows that require ticket pick-up are those scheduled at Teatro Colón, Usina del Arte, and the  Final Rounds of the Dance World Cup. 2 tickets per person will be given for each performance.
Tickets for the concert at Teatro Colón will only be available for pick-up on Saturday, August 18th, from 11am at the Centro Municiapal de Exposiciones.
Tickets for the Final Rounds will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 20th, from 11am, at  the Centro Municiapal de Exposiciones. 2 (two) tickets for one of the Final Rounds will be given out per person until reaching the capacity of 10,000 seats.
For the shows at the main room of Usina del Arte, tickets can be picked up at the Information Stand on the same day of the show. Tickets for the 3pm and 4:30pm performances will be available at 2pm, and for the 6pm and 7:30pm performances, at 5pm.

For more information and complete schedules, visit Tango Buenos Aires official website.

For people who want to secure their places for special concerts, milongas, and the Finals, there are tour companies offering a full package that includes admission, access to VIP sectors and special souvenirs. Contact me to receive information about this service.

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