Tango Festival

Tango Festival

Late February-early March
Historians say tango evolved as a dance form in Buenos Aires, Argentina, toward the end of the 19th century. It is thus fitting that the city would host a festival devoted to the dance. Since 1999, the Tango Festival has invited aficionados to immerse themselves in the step routines of this romantic art form.
Dance performances are the centerpiece of the festival, which is popular among natives as well as tourists. Typically, on the last Friday of February a performance at La Selección Nacional de Tango will launch the festival; then, for the next nine days events are held at multiple locations, including concert halls, clubs, and barrios.
The festival does not restrict itself to dance performances, however. Past festivals have featured original musical pieces performed by musical troupes from neighboring countries as well as from Europe. There are also photo exhibits, classes, and a trade fair offering tango records, books, and clothing and accessories.
CONTACTS:
Tangodata
Teatro General San Martín
1530 Corrientes Ave.
8th Fl.
Buenos Aires Argentina
www.tangodata.gov.ar/ingles
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