Vantango Newsletter December 2015

Vantango Newsletter December 2015
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros
We want to wish you all a happy and above all a healthy New Year for 2016.

Events in Vancouver
And we hope to dance into the New Year with some of you at NewYear_tiny_picNew Year’s Eve Milonga at 2155 Commercial Drive, hosted by Elizabeth – a celebratory evening of Argentine Tango with traditional tango music from the Golden Age by DJ, Michael.

Then January 22 – 24, Gabriela is bringing Claudio and Virginia to give workshops in tango and also Argentine folklore dances. And yes there will be a Gala on Saturday, January 23. All the details are on Gabriela’s website.claudio-virginia_newsletter

Upcoming Shows
Tango Caliente – The Soul of the Tango is coming to the Orpheum Theater Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6. Bandoneonist Hector del Curto will play with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In the past, he has played with the greats: Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese. There will be dance performances by Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, who now live in Seattle, and also Mario Consiglieri and Anabella Diaz-Hojman from Seattle and Buenos Aires. For information and tickets, click here.

And in the Benaroya Hall, Seattle, there will be one performance of Forever Tango on Sunday, January 17 at 4 pm.

Looking ahead, Che MalamboChe Malambo Performance - Vancouveris coming to Vancouver’s Vogue Theater on Friday, May 20, showcasing the electrifying percussive music and dance in the Argentine gaucho tradition. If you’ve never seen Malambo, this is your chance.

Regional Events

  • In Seattle, Maximiliano Alvarado and Paloma Berrios will give workshops Jan. 28 – Feb. 1. We’ve taken classes with them several times in San Miguel de Allende and really enjoyed their teaching. 
  • Portland’s ValenTango Feb. 10 – 15, 2016.  There are some great teachers this year. If you intend to go, now is the time to check if there are still rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel at the tango discount price.
  • We’ve never danced in Denver, Colorado but we hear it’s similar to Portland, so, if you can, you might want to check out the NaturalTango Festival hosted by Nick Jones April 21 – 24. Again there are some great teachers, including Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne.

May we dance into 2016 !

Claude and Hazel