Every year tango excitement gets a new high in Buenos Aires and tango enthusiasts and professionals wait with bated breath for this one-of-a-kind tango festival. This year too is no exception, and Buenos Aires is all geared up to host ‘World Tango Championship’ or ‘Mundial de Tango’ in different venues across the city. If you’re a tango professional then it’s time you prep up to witness this festival and make it an experience of a lifetime. Who knows, you might be the one participating for the coveted title in years to come.
What is it all about?
It is a congregation of thousands of tango aficionados, professionals, musicians, and fans across the world to participate in the two-week grand event. The event is categorised into two – First is Tango de Pista or Salon Tango which strictly adheres to the traditional style of dancing restricted to an embrace and “stepped tango”. Second is Tango Escenario or stage tango which involves improvisations in choreographic styles and acrobatic moves.
It rightly takes place in the homeland of tango, Buenos Aires. Besides watching the world championship title, you can witness spectacular performances, concerts, milongas, classes, films, and anything and everything relevant to Tango. The best part? It’s free!
What to expect?
The fans can watch hundreds of world-class tangueros and tangueras compete for the title. The newcomers can learn the basic figures and acquire skills from the experts. The biggest and flourishing dance companies will be arranging a host of shows and talks. Children’s events, book launches and special events will also part of the many attractions of the extravaganza.
The two-week festival will commence on 9th August and closes on 22nd August.
The Grand Finale
The gala event takes place at Luna Park in Buenos Aires.
The tickets are free for anyone who wishes to attend the event. They are distributed on the first come first serve basis at the Casa de Cultura, Av. de Mayo 575. Please note that there will be a two tickets limit per person.
Stay tuned to the official website of the Cultural Department of Buenos Aires to keep a tab on the details of the schedules for all events.