2017 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup

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The 2017 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will be held between August 10th and August 23rd, 2017,  featuring 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 Thursday, August 10th at Usina del Arte, with a concert at 8.30 pm Osvaldo Piro and his great orchestra "Azul Noche", with guest singers Patricia Barone, Alberto Bianco and Carlos Casado.

Many other concerts will be held at different venues during the Festival, including cultural centers, notable bars and theaters. Throughout the World Tango Festival classes of different levels and styles will be given by renowned dancers and instructors from recognized schools.

On the 25th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s death, the Festival will celebrate his work in a variety of styles, and commemorate Raúl Garello with the premiere of a tango dedicated to him. The Festival will also include A Historical Rescue, Women’s Perspectives, recent album debuts, international ensembles and career recognitions; shows for children, films and talks, music and history clinics and an array of more than thirty dance classes, in addition to its usual milonga with a live orchestra and a special exhibition dedicated to Alberto Castillo.

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. Starting on Monday, August 14th, 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 Tuesday 22nd, and Tango Escenario on Wednesday 23rd, at the Luna Park Stadium.

FREE TICKETS FOR SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES:
Admission to all the activities and shows of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and World Cup is free.
Tickets for all the shows at Usina del Arte (Sala de Cámara and Auditorio), Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo and El Cultural San Martín can be picked up 2 hours before showtime at the venue’s Information Stand. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
For shows at Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya, Espacio Cultural Carlos Gardel, Espacio Cultural Adán Buenosayres, Espacio Cultural Resurgimiento, La Casa del Tango, Teatro Monteviejo and La Academia del Tango, tickets can be picked up 1 hour before showtime at the venue’s Information Stand. A maximum of 1 (one) ticket will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
Activities at Notable Bars do not require a ticket. Admission is on a first come, first served basis until venue capacity is reached.
For the Clinics at Sala de Cámara, no advance registration is required. Admission is with tickets that will be given out 1 (one) hour before start time at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte.
For Dance Classes that require advance registration, participants must register as a couple by sending an email to clasestangoba@festivales.gob.ar and must show up 30 minutes before start time at the Information Stand in the Classes Hall of Usina del Arte. Those who were unable to register via email may put their names on a waiting list at the Information Stand.

Tickets for Dance World Cup:
Admission to the Qualifying Rounds is without ticket and will be on a strict first-come, first-served basis.
Admission to the Semifinals is with ticket only. They will be given out 1 (one) hour before start time at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
Tickets for the Finals of the Dance World Cup that will take place at Lunar Park on August 22nd and 23rd will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 18th from 11.00 am at Usina del Arte. 2 (two) tickets for each event will be given out per person until reaching the capacity of 10,000 seats.

For more information, address of venues, and complete day by day schedules, visit Tango Buenos Aires official website.

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