24th - 27th May 2013
Welcome to the Edinburgh International Tango Festival!
Adrián Veredice & Alejandra Hobert
María Inés Bogado & Sebastián Jiménez
Jenny Frances & Ricardo Oria
The 6th edition of the Edinburgh International Tango Festival offers another wonderful bank holiday weekend of world class artists and many hours of warm and friendly dancing set in a beautiful city.
At the heart of the Festival is the Summer Ball, a grand event featuring live music by Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue. Three evening milongas in our traditional halls and relaxed matinée tango cafés will fill your dancing weekend from Friday evening to the small hours of Tuesday morning. Each evening features a show from our guest artists, while talented international DJs will keep your feet moving even after you thought you could dance no more.
You can also enjoy over 20 workshops (from complete beginners right through to master classes) taught by international maestros from Buenos Aires and Edinburgh.
Specials for the 2013 edition
Musicians’ workshop by Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue. The founder of the Argentine Tango Education at the World Music Department of the Rotterdam Conservatory will be giving this workshop which will focus on the interpretation of tango, milonga and vals, adjusting to the level of participants as appropriate. Music will be sent in advance.
Monday 27th May, 12:00 - 16:00.
DJ workshop by Analía “La Rubia” Del Giglio. A special workshop on the art of tango DJing. “La Rubia” has a wealth of experience from DJing at the top milongas, festivals and marathons in Europe and Buenos Aires.
Sunday 26th May, 13:30 - 15:00
Shoe stall and shiatsu massage available at cafes.
Accommodation.We’ve had some requests about finding people to share accommodation with. Renting a flat can be cheaper than a hotel and without the breakfast time restrictions! Feel free to visit our facebook page to note your interest or contact others who have posted.
All our venues are on the south side of the city centre: Map
Keep checking our website for information.
This is a not-for-profit event run by Edinburgh Tango Society