UK TANGO FESTIVAL / Celebration & CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

6-8 April, London

1 Sept - Championship Registration Open

15 Nov to 1 Dec - Festival Passes Early Bird

1 Dec - Workshops Registrations Open

MILONGAS IN PORCHESTER HALL

5 Milongas in the stunning Porchester Hall, with wooden sprung dance floor, in an all encompassing venue hosting both the festival and the championship.

25 hours of pure social dancing with people from all over the world. Plus 2 after milonga parties TBC.

COMPETITORS' COACHES

We are delighted to announce coaching and feedback for the competitors with the Maestros Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina (They will be doing a 2 hours seminar only for contestants before the semi-finals)

WORKSHOPS WITH MAESTROS

8 Maestros will be teaching a range of workshops throughout the festival and will also perform over the three nights.

Judges, Performers and Coaches

Fabian Peralta & Josefina Bermudez

Fabian Peralta & Josefina Bermudez

Judges & Performers

Noelia Hurtado & Carlitos Espinoza

Noelia Hurtado & Carlitos Espinoza

Judges & Performers

Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra

Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra

Judges & Performers

Horacio “El Pebete” Godoy

Horacio Godoy is a renowned and established Tango dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer and Tango DJ. He started his professional Tango career in 1991 and worked in the most prestigious tango clubs of Buenos Aires. He is also known as the founder and director of one of the largest and most famous tango venues today in Argentina, “La Viruta”. He has been part of many famous tango companies, such as Forever Tango, Tango Argentino, Tanguera and Chantecler Tango. With Tango Argentino he has participated in their spectacular company’s closing show staged in the very center of Buenos Aires in front of 20,000 people. Horacio Godoy has been travelling the world, teaching Tango, performing in over 38 countries, participating in over 100 international festivals and DJing at the best Milongas in Buenos Aires. Horacio has produced two Tango CDs (“Ojos de Tango and “Esteban Morgado”) and is currently working on the third one. His teaching methodology focuses on musicality and dynamics and his dance is extremely engaging, expressive and rhythmical.

Cecilia Berra

Cecilia Berra began her career as a Tango dancer in 1998 and as a teacher in 2001. She has a broad background across different disciplines such as contemporary dance, circus and contact improvisation. She learned Tango from the greatest maestros (Walter Gomez, Luciana Valle, Dina Martinez, Gustavo Naveira, Claudio Gonzalez, Melina Brufman, Mariela Sametband, Gaston Torelli, Cecilia García)evolving her tango along the years and developing her own style and techniques. She currently resides in Barcelona, where she is a teacher and organiser. She has been travelling around the world, teaching Tango and performing in international tango festivals.

Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina

Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina

Competitors Coaches

DJs

Marcelo Rojas

Marcelo Rojas

DJ

Marcelo Rojas
A famous must-see DJ in the tango scene, one of the most renowned in Buenos Aires as well as at international level.
He is currently the “musical adviser for the Buenos Aires city government”, programmer at the official Buenos Aires tango radio station “La 2×4”, DJ at the Confitería Ideal, organiser and DJ at the Milonga Tango Ideal.
In 2009 he won the Martín Fierro prize for best music programme (“La noche con amigos” with Lionel Godoy). He has DJ’d at the best known milongas in Argentina and Europe.
For many years he has participated at major festivals in Latin America (including the World Tango festival in Buenos Aires, the “Camicando mocca – canyengue” festival, the Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino “C.I.T.A.”, the Campeonato Metropolitano tango show, the Cumbre Mundial de tango Bariloche) and during his travels in Europe and Asia.
Alexandra Kotelnitskaya

Alexandra Kotelnitskaya

DJ

Horacio Godoy

Horacio Godoy

DJ

Horacio “El Pebete” Godoy

Horacio Godoy is a renowned and established Tango dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer and Tango DJ. He started his professional Tango career in 1991 and worked in the most prestigious tango clubs of Buenos Aires. He is also known as the founder and director of one of the largest and most famous tango venues today in Argentina, “La Viruta”. He has been part of many famous tango companies, such as Forever Tango, Tango Argentino, Tanguera and Chantecler Tango. With Tango Argentino he has participated in their spectacular company’s closing show staged in the very center of Buenos Aires in front of 20,000 people. Horacio Godoy has been travelling the world, teaching Tango, performing in over 38 countries, participating in over 100 international festivals and DJing at the best Milongas in Buenos Aires. Horacio has produced two Tango CDs (“Ojos de Tango and “Esteban Morgado”) and is currently working on the third one. His teaching methodology focuses on musicality and dynamics and his dance is extremely engaging, expressive and rhythmical.

Andrea Dedó

Andrea Dedó

DJ

“You are Energy for the milonga!” this is one of the best congratulations that I received after a milonga set” ”I like to think the DJ rules like this, gives always new energy at the dancers, try to propose every time the right tanda at the right moment and ignite the magic of the milonga”
Thanks to an intense background as musician, dancer and tango teacher, and to a continuous study, Andrea Dedò always is able to interpret to the best the dance-floor to the delight of our feet! From several years he travel around Europe to playing at the best Festivals and Marathons. His style it’s absolutely traditional. “Todo el mundo a bailar!”
Andrea Dedò is the artistic director of the International L’Aquila Tango Marathon & Festival, www.laquilatangofestival.com, as well as the creator and director of the Italian Tango magazine “El Tanguero” www.eltanguero.it, From 2009 is the resident DJ of the “Milonga di Camila” (Italy).

FESTIVAL REGISTRATION FORM

Price Qty
Golden Passshow details +£65.00 (GBP)  
Golden Passes + Hostel (One single bed in Room for 6 people)show details +£138.00 (GBP)  
Golden Passes + Hostel (One single bed in Room for 4 people)show details +£145.00 (GBP)  
Golden Pass + Hotel (Single Room)show details +£285.00 (GBP)  Sold Out
2 Golden Passes + Hotel (Double Room - double bed)show details +£396.00 (GBP)  
2 Golden Passes + Hotel (Double Room - 2 Single beds)show details +£436.00 (GBP)  


EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Porchester Hall,
    45 Porchester Road, London, W25HS

  • 6-8 April, 2018

  • 400 Spaces Available
    Tickets sale open on November 2017

3:45pm to 4:45pm MAIN ENTRANCE

COMPETING COUPLES' REGISTRATION

Competing couples’ registration and ID checks

5:30 pm MAIN HALL

GENERAL PUBLIC

Doors Open to the general public

6:00pm to 8:30pm MAIN HALL

Championship

Championship Stage & Pista categories

8:30pm to 2:30am MAIN HALL

Gala Milonga

DJ: Horacio Godoy

Late evening MAIN HALL

Performance

Performance by Noelia Hurtado & Carlos Espinoza

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Workshops with Maestros

Workshops will take place late morning/afternoon

2:30pm to 6:00pm MAIN HALL

Afternoon Milonga

Open for dancers. DJ: Marcelo Rojas

5:45pm MAIN HALL

Doors open to the general public

6:00pm to 8pm MAIN HALL

Championship

Championship semi-final & Schools performances

8:00pm to 2:30am MAIN HALL

Gala Milonga

DJ: Andrea Dedo

Late evening MAIN HALL

Performance

Performance by Josefina Bermúdez Avila & Fabián Peralta

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Workshops with Maestros

Workshops will take place late morning/afternoon

2:30pm to 6:00pm MAIN HALL

AFTERNOON MILONGA

DJ: Marcelo Rojas

5:45pm hall c

Doors open to the general public

6:00pm to 8:00pm main hall

Championship final

8:00pm to 1:00am

Gala Milonga

DJ: Alexandra Kotelnitskaya

Late evening MAIN HALL

Performance

Performance by Cecilia Berra & Horacio Godoy

Porchester Road, London W2 5HS

LOCATION: Porchester Hall

Located in Bayswater, Paddington; Porchester Hall is within walking distance of Royal Oak, Bayswater and Queensway Tube stations which are on both the Hammersmith & City and Central Lines.

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