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Step into winter tango fairytale

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ZAGREB...

AdvenTango: Zagreb Tango Experience is the dream child of Ivan Terrazas and Sara Grdan. Conceived from a desire to advance a tango community that is inclusive, tolerant, multifaceted, supportive, and above all, fun, the focus of the festival is to promote diversity in dance styles, strong teaching and an environment which encourages continuous learning and simply, great dancing! AdvenTango is our way of making this dream a reality. And since a fun, magical event should take place in a fun, magical city, during a fun, magical time, we have chosen Zagreb at Advent to be the home of our very special tango experience. We hope you will join us for some warm hugs in a snowy city, and enjoy everything that tango, and Zagreb, have to offer. Register to take part in the magic!
Artists

Gossamer light on hummingbird wings, they flutter and flicker and twirl.
As one they whirl, intertwined and joined
on the music for all to see.
But the magic is such that in their dreams dancers they wish to be.
And as we watch we do not know if dancers or hummingbirds
we see.

Los Totis

Long, long ago, when trees could talk, there lived a maiden so fair, full of grace. The nymphs and the fairies all craved to posses her manner, her posture, her ways! They watched her glide through flowers and fields and wished it forever so; through their prayers she was transformed, and became, oh my, a doe. Supple body on firm rooted legs she dances with the breeze, soft skin deflecting our gaze from the power within.

Maria Ines Bogado

Earthly pleasure is their domain – hot nights and breezy easy days, indulging. Music, wine, dance, song? Or all? But never none! In forest glades and mysterious caves all time is lost, the bacchanal has no end… pursue devotion to the delightful, mischievous, trouble-making pan and his nymph, my friend. And tell us what you find.

Virginia Pandolfi & Jonatan Aguero

In the dark wood, a lonely path, a beautiful girl, a basket, a beast. A flash of red, the streaming cape, a gleaming tooth, silent steps. But wait!
What hunt is this? The wolf pursues his fleeting game through the woods, across the stream, only to find at the end of the chase, the prey was actually him!

Stanislav Fursov and Katy Simonova

Los Totis

Gossamer light on hummingbird wings, they flutter and flicker and twirl.
As one they whirl, intertwined and joined
on the music for all to see.
But the magic is such that in their dreams dancers they wish to be.
And as we watch we do not know if dancers or hummingbirds
we see.

Maria Ines Bogado

Long, long ago, when trees could talk, there lived a maiden so fair, full of grace. The nymphs and the fairies all craved to posses her manner, her posture, her ways! They watched her glide through flowers and fields and wished it forever so; through their prayers she was transformed, and became, oh my, a doe. Supple body on firm rooted legs she dances with the breeze, soft skin deflecting our gaze from the power within.

Virginia Pandolfi & Jonatan Aguero

Earthly pleasure is their domain – hot nights and breezy easy days, indulging. Music, wine, dance, song? Or all? But never none! In forest glades and mysterious caves all time is lost, the bacchanal has no end… pursue devotion to the delightful, mischievous, trouble-making pan and his nymph, my friend. And tell us what you find.

Stanislav Fursov and Katy Simonova

In the dark wood, a lonely path, a beautiful girl, a basket, a beast. A flash of red, the streaming cape, a gleaming tooth, silent steps. But wait!
What hunt is this? The wolf pursues his fleeting game through the woods, across the stream, only to find at the end of the chase, the prey was actually him!

Imagination piqued, horizons broadened, lessons learned

Inspiring dancers to continue their education is close to our hearts – dancers who take classes and practice form stronger social bonds with each other, improve skill levels, and generally enjoy dancing more. To encourage all of you to take the plunge, we are offering a variety of learning formats focusing on social dance and musicality: a Go Deep traditional technique seminar with Los Totis, a Go Broad turns/musicality seminar, a progressive Women’s Technique and Musicality Seminar, and a plethora of single workshops. Festival classes are there to inspire, enlighten, raise questions, and provoke. Join us and help make our community a better place to dance, one new idea at a time!

Ensemble Hyperion

Charming the savage beast

Weaving notes, a tapestry unfolds, a story even a thousand words could not tell.
Sweet or gentle, furious, sentimental, at times desperate, but always casting a spell.

At AdvenTango we are doubly fortunate to have the Ensemble Hyperion play superb danceable music at the Friday night grand milonga, as well as an evening in concert for the general public. In concert the 6 member ensemble will be accompanied by 2 vocals and 4 performing couples. Get inspired at the concert, and then dance the night away with Ensemble Hyperion!

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Felix Naschke

Germany

Goran Nikšić

Croatia

Joël Silva

Portugal

Luka Lovrić

Croatia

Michele Usoni

Italia

Osky Casas

Argentina

Sonja Živanović

Serbia

CONTRAPUNTO

What separates tango from other social dances is the complexity of improvisation and musicality while connecting with a wide variety of known and new partners.

Though popular in some circles, traditional tango competitions do not put a premium on these very specific skills…

So we decided to change this and to spice things up a bit at Adventango! We proudly present to you CONTRAPUNTO, the first tango game ever!

How does it work?

It’s very simple. Dancers register, dance tango with different partners and are evaluated individually; all dance styles are encouraged; rankings are based on scores from a random selection of partners over several partner changes; and in the final, partners anonymously rank each other in addition to the judges’ results.

Enter CONTRAPUNTO to have fun, enjoy, meet new people, and live a little bit on the edge. And of course, the prizes are pretty cool too!