Wales' 3rd International Tango Festival

27th-30th November 2020

at Swansea University

We would like to welcome you to the Wales’ 3rd International Tango Festival.  The event will be run from Friday 27th November to Monday 30th November and includes workshops from some of the World’s top tango teachers and performers as well as local talent, a lecture and concert plus a a welcome milonga, a live music milonga ball with hot buffet and a live music chillout milonga tea dance.  There will also be stalls selling clothing and shoes (ideal for Christmas presents).  The event is aimed at all types and levels of tango dancer and we are sure no matter what your preference you will find something you enjoy.  There is also limited opportunities to have private lessons from our guest teachers.        

Please note Details, Time and Venues are subject to change!   

Timetable

Friday

Welcome and Introductions:  19:00-19:15

Workshop 1:  19:15-20:00 Boleos with Heel Catch taught by UTN (B/I).

Welcome Milonga: 20:00-23:30.   Live music from the Christian Collazo Trio and Traditional Music by DJ Sian Fussell and Nuveo/ Alt Music by Dj Wayne Rozier.

Saturday

Workshop O   12:00-12:50 Tangosteopathy- An unique opportunity to experience the learning of Tango dance movements through the lenses of a holistic, whole-body specialized concept as Osteopathy taught by Diana Cruz and Karin Gerhardt

 

Workshop 2.  12:00-12:50 Topic TBC (B) taught by Susan Pesticcio and Sian Fussell  

Workshop 3a: 13:00-13:50 Topic TBC,  taught by Eduardo Bozzo (I)


Workshop 3b.  13:00-13:50 Topic TBC (B) taught by Susan Pesticcio and Sian Fussell  

Workshop 4a: 14:00-14:50 Topic TBC,  taught by Eduardo Bozzo (I)

Workshop 4b: 14:00-14:50 Blues, Taught by the Island Dance Wizards (I/A)​

Break/ Practica/ Pilates Class: 15:00-16:00  Option Pilates with Helen Hedworth

Workshop 5: 16:00-16:50 Topic TBC.  Taught by Nick Jones and Diana Cruz (I/A)

Workshop 6: 17:10-18:30  Topic TBC, Taught by Nick Jones and Diana Cruz (I)

Break/Practica 18:30-19:30

Milonga Ball: 19:30-midnight.  The ball will feature two live sets from Cabaret Tango and DJing from UTN who will be playing an equal mixture of traditional, nuevo and alternative music,  so that everybody has something to dance to.  There will also be a hot buffet supplied and Performances from Nick and Diana. 

Sunday 

Breakfast Cafe: 9:30-11:00 Breakfast of cereal, yogurt and croissants provided 

 

Pilates: 10:10-10:55   Pilates-inspired, solo movement class, which will explore posture, balance and core conditioning to bring you new confidence and comfort - before, during and after dancing with Helen Hedworth

Workshop 7: 11:00-11:50 Tango Fusion. Taught by UTN B/I

Workshop 8: 12:00-12:50 Tango Blues Fusion, Taught by IDW B/I

 

OR 

Workshop X: 11:00-13:00 Small Group Taught by Nick Jones and Diana Cruz.  This workshop will be limited to just 8 couples who will have the teachers undivided attention.  

Lunch Break: 13:00-13:30 Picnic Buffet Provided

Lecture: 13:30-14:10 Talk on the Instruments of Tango Music and the development of the Bandoneon  by Mirek Salmon .

Concert: 14:15-15:00  A selection of Bandoneon music with Mirek Salmon,  

Chillout Milonga Tea Dance: 15:00-18:00.  To finish off the weekend a chance to dance and socialise to relaxing music.  Live music from Tango Calor and DJing from UTN who will be play a range of chillout music include tango, blues, smooth modern jive plus much more.

 

Monday

 

Breakfast:  10:00-11:30. Breakfast in Zinco Lounge:  Meet up and have breakfast together in the city centre.  You pay for want you order.

 

Lunchtime Class:  13:00-14:00.  FREE Class in the Taliesin Create Studio, Swansea University with Urban Tango Nights.   

 

Class and Practica:  19:30-22:30:  Free Class followed by a practica with Urban Tango Nights, held in Peppermint on Wind St. 

(B) Beginner

(I) Novice/ Improves

(A) Intermediate/ Advanced     
 

Last Years (2018) Guests and Teachers

Prices

Booking Essential, for payment details please email urbantangonights@gmail.com or fill in the booking form below, bookings close midday Sunday 15th November. 

If you wish to be added to the reserve list for Workshop X (if we get enough on the list we will look into adding a second workshop x) please contact us.     

Full Pass 1 (Workshops 1-8, lecture, concert and 3 milongas) £134 or £220 per Couple (add £10 /20 for workshop O)

Full Pass 2 (Workshops 1-6 Plus Workshop X, lecture, concert and 3 milongas) £300 per Couple   Only 8 Available add (£10 /20 for workshop O)  

Workshop O Workshop O only (30 places), £15

Workshop X Pass (Workshop X, lecture, concert and Sunday Milonga) £150 per Couple, Only 8 Available  

Friday Pass (Workshop and Welcome Milonga) £18 pp or £30 per Couple 

 

Full Saturday Pass (Workshops 2-6 and milonga ball) £85 pp or £160 per Couple (add £10 /20 for workshop O)  

Saturday Pass 1 (Workshops 2-6) £75 pp or £140 per Couple (add £10 /20 for workshop O)

Saturday Pass 2 (Any two Workshops plus Ball) £65 pp or £120 per Couple 

Full Sunday Pass (Workshops 7-8, Lecture, Concert and Milonga) £45  

Sunday Pass 1 (Workshops 7-8) £25 

Concert Pass (Lecture, Concert and Chillout Milonga) £20

Milonga Pass (3 Milongas) £45

Welcome Pass (Friday Milonga) £12

Ball Pass (Saturday Milonga) £30

Chillout Pass (Sunday Milonga) £12

Refunds
Refunds permitted if cancelling 1 month before the event (24th October 2020), after this date it will be at the organiser’s discretion.  Refunds will be given due to event cancellation.  

BOOKING FORM

Teachers, Bands and DJs

Nick Jones and Diana Cruz are tango performers and teachers that travel the world sharing their technique and structure so that each individual student can ultimately reach their own expression in the dance. They believe that the goal of a teacher is to give everything away to the student, while the goal of the performer is to hide their secrets, so they can enamour and bedazzle the audience. Nick & Diana do both with fluid ease and grace.   Read more about them on their website: www.naturaltango.com

The Island Dance Wizards Basil and Mandy, The Island Dance Wizards, are professional dancers who reside and  teach on the Isle of Wight as well as teaching popular workshops on the mainland. With almost 50 years of full time professional teaching experience between them they specialise in Argentine Tango, Traditional Blues and Tango/Blues Fusion and have gained a formidable reputation for delivering Classes, Workshops and Private Lessons that do exactly what they say on the tin. They strongly believe that a Conversation based on clear Communication and Equality of Roles lies at the heart and soul of ALL Partner Dancing..   Read more about him on their Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/IslandDanceWizards/ 

Eduardo Bozzo comes from a family with a long tradition of tango. He has been teaching Tango Argentino for more than 20 years.  He debuted in 2002 at the London Opera House and and Royal Albert Hall and went on to perform around the country.  He believes passionately in tango’s intrinsic freedom of emotion and expression, respecting its cherished tradition while playing with the sensuality and creativity only tango can offer.  https://www.tangoalchemy.co.uk/

Sue Pesticcio teaches Argentine tango at Ardour Dance Academy Cardiff. She is a member of the Tango Y Nada Mas - Tango Alchemy group and has been dancing tango for more than 18 years. She has a clear understanding of both leader and follower roles and her teaching is clear and precise.  https://ardouracademy.co.uk/sue-pesticcio-tango-tutor/ 

Siân Fussell together with Michael founded Tango Y Nada Mas in 2000 at Morganstown, Cardiff. She has danced and learned tango for 22 years and now works with Sue at Ardour Academy and assists Eduardo Bozzo in running Morganstown tango events.

Helen Hedworth is a life-long dancer, qualified fitness instructor and trainee Pilates instructor. She first fell in love with tango 12 years ago and, combining her dance experience with her biological training, enjoys helping others to get the best out of their bodies.

Urban Tango Nights (UTN) is a tango club based in Swansea taught by Chris and Alison with an aim for promoting all aspects of tango.  Their teaching style is based on understanding of technique and breaking down components to their simplest elements while encouraging self-discovery and experimentation.  Read more about them on their website:  urbantangonights.wixsite.com/mysite 

Mirek Salmon is an experienced accordionist, pianist and bandoneonist. His busy freelance career has seen him perform onstage at WOMAD, London and Cheltenham jazz festivals as well as live performances on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3.  His recent emergence on the tango scene has seen him play bandoneon at many tango clubs around the country, with his own trio Tango Calor and with the London Tango Orchestra. http://www.mireksalmon.com/ 

 

Christian Collazo Trio Christian Collazo is a charismatic argentinian tango singer who was born in Buenos Aires and lives in Europe since 1999 and has recorded a number of albums with a number of top Argentine musicians resident in Europe, travelling and performing all over the continent.  He will be joined by Fernando Pérez Herrera on the piano and Fernando Salinas on bandoneon.

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Cabaret Tango is a Bristol Based group of musicians playing an eclectic fusion of alternative and traditional tango music.

 

Tango Calor is a Bristol tango band featuring Mirek Salmon on bandoneon, Indira Roman singing and Daan Temmink on piano.

Wayne Rozier has run Tango FFS. for 10 years, with Jive-fusion nights, Alt and modern tango dances, traditional tango, Blues dance nights.  He is also the resident DJ at Papa Caliente and it is held in St Laurence’s Church, Reading. http://www.tangoffs.co.uk/ 


 

Stalls 

TBC

Accommodation and Facilities  

The University has plenty of free car parking at the weekend.  During the event the University bar will be open until 1am and the shop until 10pm, both are situated in the same building as the room we will be using.  There will also be a number of food outlets open around the campus.     

There is no accommodation included with any of the passes, however Swansea has a range of hotels situated close to the venue, the city centre, Mumbles and the Gower (ideal if you want to extend your trip and explore some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery).
 

Accommodation and Facilities  

The University has plenty of free car parking at the weekend.  During the event the University bar will be open until 1am and the shop until 10pm, both are situated in the same building as the room we will be using.  There will also be a number of food outlets open around the campus.     

There is no accommodation included with any of the passes, however Swansea has a range of hotels situated close to the venue, the city centre, Mumbles and the Gower (ideal if you want to extend your trip and explore some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery).
 

Booking Form  

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