2014 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup
The 2014 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will be held between August 13th and August 26th, 2014.
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 the competition for the Tango Dance World Cup, in which the best couples of dancers from Argentina and the world will be participating.
The Great Opening of the Festival will be on Wednesday, August 13th at Usina del Arte, with a concert at 8.30 pm by Osvaldo Berlingeri and his orchestra, followed at 9.15 pm by Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad Buenos Aires in a concert dedicated to the great bandoneon player Anibal Troilo, who will also be honored with other concerts throughout the Festival.
Throughout the World Tango Festival classes of different levels and styles will be given by renowned dancers and instructors from recognized schools.
The famous Galpón de la Boca will be converted in a mega dance floor, "La Milonga del Puerto", with live music, Dj set, exhibitions and dance lessons. It will be open every day of the Festival, from 2 pm to 10 pm. Some of the orchestras that will be playing live are: La Juan D’Arienzo, Orquesta Típica Esquina Sur, Color Tango, and El Sexteto Milonguero, among others.
TANGO DANCE WORLD CUP:
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 de Pista category, which stresses the social dance as a practice rooted in Buenos Aires, and Tango Escenario, 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 and semifinals will take place at Usina del Arte. The World Cup culminates in two major Finals, Tango de Pista on on Monday 25th and Tango Escenario on Tuesday 26th, at the Luna Park Stadium.
VENUES OF TANGO BUENOS AIRES:
Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 501, La Boca
Radio Bar: Villafañe 65
AMIA: Pasteur 633
Galpón de La Boca: Caboto 1064
Teatro de la Ribera: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1821
Museo del Cine: Agustín Caffarena 51
Pista Urbana: Chacabuco 874
Academia Nacional del Tango: Av. de Mayo 833
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.
Free tickets for the shows Semi Finals of the Dance World Cup at Usina del Arte, will be given out at the Information Stand on the same day of the show, 1 hour before each performance (1 ticket per person).
Tickets for the Finals of the Dance World Cup that will take place at Lunar Park on August 25th and 26th will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 18th, from 11 am, at the Casa de La Cultura, Av. de Mayo 575. 2 (two) tickets for each event will be given out per person until reaching the capacity of 10,000 seats.
Tickets for the shows at Pista Urbana will be given out at the venue on the same day of the show, 1 hour before each performance.
Tickets for the screenings at Museo del Cine will be given out at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte, on the same day, 1 hour before each performance (1 ticket per person).
The activities at Galpón de La Boca, Teatro de la Ribera, Radio Bar and AMIA don´t require tickets. The admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the venue reaches capacity.
For the shows at AMIA, the public must show 1(one) hour in advance with an ID.
For more information and complete schedules, visit Tango Buenos Aires official website.
For people who want to secure their places for The Finals of the World Cup, 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.