From 25 to 30 May, Valencia will host the fourth “International Tango Festival of Valencia”, which aims to integrate Tango culture into the wide cultural range that Valencia has to offer.
All the Tango arts will be represented, with events for both local amateurs and those from other places, who will be able to enjoy the “milongas” which operate in Valencia and which are part of the Festival’s programme.
The Festival begins on Wednesday 25 with an exhibition of musicians, singers and dancers in the beautiful gothic cloister of the CCCC “Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània”. In the afternoon the Festival will host the Tango Show Cycle in ‘La Linterna’.
On Friday, the Port Saplaya Civic Centre will hold a concert with artists from Argentina, and on Saturday afternoon, the legendary ‘Café Roca’ hosts a tango concert. Artist Alejandro Di Rosa, will show the unique art of fileteado porteño, which is an artistic style of lettering typical of Buenos Aires.
The Club de Tango de la Comunidad Valenciana, will be represented in the traditional “Gran Milonga de las Dos Orillas” on Saturday 28th May in the Plaza de la Virgen, and special guests will give a live performance of the Peña de danzas folklóricas, “Rincón Gaucho”.
The finishing touch will be the Tango Gala at the famous Teatre Talia on Monday 30 May (tickets on sale at www.teatretalia.es), bringing together no less than 21 artists (including singers, musicians and dancers), all of whom are renowned on the tango scene.
This six day Festival promises to be emotional, special and unforgettable.
Report by Emma Rowland
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