Carolina y Gabriel

Carolina and Gabriel

Festival Summary

Tango Passion Show:

  • Friday, July 28, A stage show featuring master dancers Carolina and Gabriel, Emiliano Messiez Trio with Javier Sanchez on the bandoneon and Pablo Lanouguere on the bass, as well as Grupo Folklorico Rio de la Plata and the Tango Sueño Performance Group.

Dale and Gem

Dale Ellison and Gem Duras

Classes/Workshops:

  • July 21, 22, 23: Boot Camp for Beginners, Intensive Tango Days, with Dale Ellison and Gem Duras, in Middletown, Milford, Norwalk and Danbury
  • July 29, 30: Special Workshops with Argentine Masters Carolina and Gabriel, in Milford and Norwalk

Milongas (Tango Socials):

  • July 21: Opening Milonga, Middletown
  • July 22: Special Milonga TS New Dimensions, Norwalk, Surprise performances
  • July 29: Red and Black Formal Milonga, Milford. Surprise performances
  • July 23, 30: Surprise Milongas/Receptions, by invitation for workshop participants only
  • July 8, 15: Pre-Festival Milongas, in Norwalk and Milford

Festival Activities and Full Schedule: (Hotline: (203) 584-4480)

 

Tango Passion Show

Emiliano Messiez

Emiliano Messiez, piano

 

Pablo Lanouguere

Pablo Lanouguere, bass

 

 

A night of Tango: Music and Dance
Friday, July 28, Milford

A stage show featuring Master dancers Carolina and Gabriel, Emiliano Messiez Trio with Javier Sanchez on the bandoneon and Pablo Lanouguere on the bass, as well as Grupo Folklorico Uruguay and Tango Sueño Performance Group.

8:00 PM: Assigned and Limited Seating
Tickets $38/$42, for sale online, or by calling
(203) 584 4480

Milford Center for the Arts, Milford (MF)

Carolina y Gabriel

Carolina and Gabriel


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Javier Sanchez

Javier Sanchez, bandoneon

Grupo Folklorico

Grupo Folklorico
Rio de la Plata


Classes and Workshops

The festival presents an extensive and inclusive set of classes and workshops to cover various aspects of Argentine Tango with Argentine Masters Carolina and Gabriel, as well as Dale Ellison from Charleston SC and Connecticut's own Gem Duras. Snacks will be served at the breaks. Singles are welcome, we change partners.

Milongas

Milongas are Argentine Tango Dance events where people spend the evening to socialize and dance tango.

The 2017 CT Tango Fest presents an exciting range of Milongas with some of Connecticut's most popular Milonga venues.

Opening Milonga in Middletown
Friday, July 21
Guest: Dale Ellison

Milonga TS Middletown hosted by Tango Sueño Academy. Classic and Nuevo mix, refreshments and snacks included. DJ:Gem. Performance and Workshop:
Dale and Gem

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Milonga Workshop, Milonga Lisa and Traspie
8:30 pm - 11 pm: Milonga
First Church, (FC)

admission at the door
$15 Milonga only
$25 Workshop and Milonga

Milonga TS New Dimensions
Saturday, July 22
Guest: Dale Ellison

Superb dance floor, great ambiance, refreshments. DJ Gem with classic and nuevo mix. Performance: Dale and Gem.

8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dance Dimensions, Norwalk (DD)
$20 at the door

Pre-Festival Milonga in Milford
Saturday, July 15

Celebrate the CT Tango Fest with a raffle and prizes. Wine, refreshments and music with nuevo and classic mix

7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Milford Center for the Arts, Milford (MF)
$20 at the door

Pre-Festival Milonga in Norwalk
Saturday, July 8

Celebrate the CT Tango Fest with a raffle and prizes. Wine, refreshments and music with nuevo and classic mix.

7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dance Dimensions, Norwalk (DD)
$20 at the door

Tango Intensive Day
with Dale and Gem

Saturday, July 22, Danbury/Milford

Full day, 5 hours of instruction with Dale and Gem packed into this Saturday of intensive Argentine Tango. The morning sessions will focus on Tango Elegance with various tango elements. The afternoon sessions will be held in Milford focusing on fundamentals for beginners. Limited enrollment.

Morning: Dancing to Nuevo Tango (Danbury)

11:00 am: Sacadas with soltadas: Displace your partner's leg and let go of the arms for nuevo style effects.
12:00 pm: Linear Boleos with Ganchos: Coordinate your energy with your partner for linear kicks; combine with mysteriously entangled legs.

Vitti's Dance Studio, Danbury (VD)
register

Boot Camp for Beginners (Milford)

2:30 - 5:30 pm (with short breaks): Argentine Tango basics, embrace and connection. Next phase, pivots, ochos and turns. Free leg movements, combinations with ganchos "hooking legs together".

Only 2 Spots left!

Milford Center for the Arts , Milford (MF)
register

 

Tango Workshops
with Dale and Gem

Sunday, July 23, Norwalk

Full day, 4.5 hours of intensive tango instruction with guest instructor Dale Ellison and Gem Duras. The workshops will focus on torsion and dissociation, stability, control of the axis, proper use of the arms and the movement of the free leg, in the context of fun tango idioms.

1:00 pm: Adorned Planeos with split weight turns:
Use the floor as a canvas and draw beautiful shapes; for both leaders and followers.

2:30 pm: Circular Boleo Sequences: Create fast front and back kicks and combine with ganchos.

4:00 pm: Single Axis Turns: Feel the partner connection, posture and energy for creating exciting turns using a shared axis.

Dance Dimensions , Norwalk (DD)
register


Dale and Gem

Dale and Gem

 

Tango Workshops
with Carolina and Gabriel, Day I

Saturday, July 29, Milford

Master Teachers/Performers Carolina and Gabriel will present workshops addressing various aspects of tango in a fun environment. All tango dancers are welcome as well as beginners who have taken Dale and Gem's intensive workshops the previous weekend.

1:00 pm: Circular Movements, Dissociation and Pivots: Technical foundation to start your weekend with the energy and attitude of the masters.

2:30 pm: Sacadas and Turns with Adornments:
Occupying partner's space, displacements, and combining with female adornments and lapices.

4:00 pm: Dancing to Vals:
Carolina and Gabriel's favorite vals figures.

Milford Center for the Arts , Milford (MF)
register

 

Tango Workshops
with Carolina and Gabriel, Day II

Sunday, July 30, Norwalk

Carolina and Gabriel will continue their teaching in Connecticut with three more workshops. All tango dancers with some experience are welcome.

1:00 pm: Rebotes and Boleos: Interruptions and changes of direction towards and against the movement.

2:30 pm:
Dancing to Milonga: Rhythmic and dynamic milonga with playful sequences.

4:00 pm: Stage Tango Elements and complex sequences:
Doble frente (shadow dancing), pauses and elegance for performances or to spice up your social dance!

Dance Dimensions, Norwalk (DD)
register

Carolina y Gabriel

Carolina and Gabriel

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Massage for Dancers by Rita Lang, LMT, Official massage therapist of the festival: www.RitaLangHealingArts.com


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Red and Black Formal Milonga:
Saturday, July 29, Milford
Guests: Carolina and Gabriel

 

A special milonga emphasizing the sensuality in tango! Ladies: dress as sensually as you feel comfortable, gentlemen suit and tie or black compadrito costume encouraged! Tango Sueño style refreshments with an extra twist, drinks and surprise performances! DJ: Meg Farrell from New York.

8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Milford Center for the Arts, Milford (MF)
$20 at the door

Meg Farrell

DJ: Meg Farrell

Special milongas/receptions for festival participants
Sundays July 23 and 30

Location and times TBA during festival activities.


At a Glance

  July 21 July 22 July 23

 

July 28 July 29 July 30
11 am   Workshops
Danbury
Dale & Gem
 

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1 pm Boot Camp
Milford
Dale & Gem
Intensive Tango Day
Norwalk
Dale & Gem
Workshops Day I
Milford
Carolina & Gabriel
Workshops Day II
Norwalk
Carolina & Gabriel
 
Milonga Class
Middletown
Dale & Gem
Milonga/Reception for Participants   Milonga/Reception for Participants
8 pm Opening Milonga in Middletown Tango Passion Show Red and Black Formal Milonga
   
Norwalk
Special Milonga TS
New Dimensions
Festival Venues

MF: Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, www.milfordarts.org
DD: Dance Dimensions, 15 Cross Street, Norwalk, www.dancedimensionsnorwalk.com
VD: Vitti's Dance Studio, 10 Precision Road, Danbury, www.vittisdancestudio.com
FC: First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street, Middletown, www.firstchurchmiddletown.org

Festival Contact Information:
Phone: (203) 584-4480, E-mail: info@cttangofest.org Phone number for the Press: (203) 543-8099. Photos for the press: click here...
Get ready for a two weekends of pure excitement!