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 Rio de la Plata and Tango Sueño Performance Group.

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

Milford Center for the Arts, Milford (MF)

Carolina y Gabriel

Carolina and Gabriel

MAC Logo

Javier Sanchez

Javier Sanchez, bandoneon

Grupo Folklorico Rio de la Plata

Grupo Folklorico
Rio de la Plata

Raul Jaurena - the man that Astor Piazzolla once called one of the greatest bandoneon players ever - is among today’s most caught after bandoneon players. His music plays a very personal tribute to the influences of his native South America and his adopted hometown of New York. It combines the traditional roots of the tango and the new tango styles influenced by jazz.


Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia won the first prize at the most prestigious tango competition in the world, “Campeonato Mundial de Tango” in 2014, competing at the ultimately respected Stage Tango Category. The same year they won the first prize at the Buenos Aires competition in tango vals category. Subsequently they became one of the most sought after tango couples and performed and taught in countries such as France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, England, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, USA, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China and Angola. They also were selected to take part in the movie “Our Last Tango” featuring the life of Maria Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes, with Juan playing one of the lead roles.

A dancer with comprehensive artistic training, Juan Malizia has studied many legendary tango dancers and instructors. He performed with leading tango companies and shows such as ¨Tango X 2¨ under the direction of Miguel Anguel Zotto, Tango Fire, Corporación Tangos, Estampas Porteñas, Tango a Tierra, Ayres de Tango, Tangos Corazónicos, Radio Latina, Tango Lovers and Tango Legends.

Carolina y Gabriel



Grupo Folklorico Rio de la Plata was created in 2009 by Adrian and Silvana Correa, with a mission to keep Argentine and Uruguayan dance traditions alive through performances and educational activities. Adrian Correa, the director of the group, first started dancing in 1994 in his native country Uruguay, becoming an expert in folk styles such as Zamba and Chacarera. With Silvana, his wife, they have taken their Folklore to NY, NJ, CT and PA, dancing at numerous festivals. They are based in Danbury, CT performing Uruguayan and Argentinean folk dancing exclusively.

At a Glance

  July 21 July 22 July 23


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




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

MF: Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, www.milfordarts.org
DD: Dance Dimensions, 3 Quincy 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

Get ready for a two weekends of pure excitement!