2013 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango World Dance Competition

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The 2013 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 27th, 2013.
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, the grand opening and closing milonga 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 will be on August 14th, 8.00 pm at Centro de Exposiciones, with Sexteto Mayor celebrating their 40th anniversary with special guests like: Adriana Varela, Raúl Lavié, Gloria y Eduardo among others.
Throughout the World Tango Festival classes of different levels and styles will be given by renowned dancers and instructors from recognized schools.
Leopoldo Federico, Juan Carlos Copes, Néstor Marconi, Ernesto Jodos, Pablo Agri, Nini Flores, Víctor Villena, Pablo Verón, Julio Pane, Ramiro Gallo, Rodolfo Mederos, Milena Plebs, Daniel Binelli, Astillero, Diego Schissi, Corporación Tangos, Amelita Baltar, Juanjo Domínguez, María Nieves, Popi Spatocco, Adriana Varela, Lautaro Greco, Sexteto Mayor, Brian Chambouleyron, Alberto Podestá, Maximiliano Avila, Vale Tango, Los musiqueros, Miguel Ángel Zotto, Hugo Rivas, Juan Carlos Godoy, Horacio Ferrer, Leonardo Cuello, Luis Salinas, Walter Ríos, Gloria y Eduardo, Cucuza Castiello, Orquesta Escuela de Tango, Horacio Molina, Guillermo Fernández, Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Tanghetto, José Colángelo, Raúl Lavié, Nicolás Ledesma are some of the more than 2000 artists participating in this unique event.

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 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 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 26 and Tuesday 27.

Centro Municipal de Exposiciones: Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Pueyrredón
Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 501, La Boca
Teatro 25 de Mayo Av. Triunvirato 4444
Amphitheater of Parque Centenario: Av. Angel Gallardo and Leopoldo Marechal, Caballito
Luna Park stadium: Av. Madero 420

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 shows that require ticket pick-up are those scheduled at the Auditorium and Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, Teatro 25 de Mayo, and the Stadium Luna Park. 2 tickets per person will be given for each performance.
Tickets for the Final Rounds that will take place at Lunar Park on August 26th and 27th will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 19th, from 11am, at the Centro Municipal 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 Usina del Arte, tickets can be picked up at the Information Stand on the same day of the show, 2 hours before each performance.
Tickets for the show at Teatro 25 de Mayo can be picked up from 5.00 pm on the performance day at the theater.

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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