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3 Upcoming Tango Festivals to Look Forward to

Katharina Joite

Professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts listen up! If you’re not able to make it to the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires, you can always try for other alternatives to get an ace up your sleeves and dance all you want. Here are top three tango festivals which you can attend for an amazing tango experience coupled with a great traveling experience. Read on!

1. Taipei Tango Festival – 12th to 17th September 2018
Tango aficionados will vouch for this tango festival because it’s a one-stop congregation of international tango artists. The festival’s tango workshop will feature three power tango couples - Javier Rodríguez & Moira Castellano, Sebastián & Roxana, Juan & Manuela. The workshop is categorized in beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels. From the basic walk and embrace to complex chained movements, you will get to learn all of it from the experts. Also, you do not want to miss their show dances! You can register for this event here.

2. Singapore International Tango Festival – 3rd to 7th October 2018
If you’re up for an array of private lessons from some of the biggest names in the tango industry, then you should immediately register for this event. The program includes techniques for men and ladies, simple and complex twists and turns, pivot techniques, walk and embrace dynamics, giros with planeos and enrosques, and many many more. The instructors this year are some of the big names like Jonatan Aguero & Virginia Pandolfi, Facundo Pinero & Vanesa Villalba, and Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon. To register for this event now, click here.

3. Sultans Tango Marathon & Festival – 21st to 26th November 2018
“Let Go of Yesterday, Embrace Today, Dream Tomorrow” – that’s the catchphrase of this tango extravaganza in Istanbul, Turkey. It is going to be an eventful gathering or ‘sultanic moments’ of hundreds of tango professionals and enthusiasts from across the world. If you have never been to the beautiful city of Istanbul, then this is the moment to be there. The tango maestros of this event include Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra, Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini, Lorena Tarantino & Gianpiero Ya Galdi, Natacha Lockwood & Andrés Molina, and Vanessa Gauch & Esref Tekinalp. You can view all the details and register here.