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Tanguerafest

Tanguerafest 2019

A celebration of the women of tango, from March 13 to 17

Festival overview

Tanguerafest, the weekend that marks International Women's Day by celebrating the women of tango, will take place at MonTango and in Share the Warmth's Salle Wellington from March 13 to 17, 2019. Veronica Toumanova, dancer, writer and speaker, is back in Montreal for the second time and will give women's technique workshops, open classes for everyone and a conference. As always, the event will include a fundraising portion, a clothing swap, an art exhibit by two Montreal artists and a ball with demonstrations on Saturday night.

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Tanguerafest
Opening night
The Tanguerafest Ball

Download a printable pdf of the schedule (in French) here

Clothing swap, vernissage and opening milonga

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 at MonTango

•6-7:30 p.m.
Clothing swap
Renew your wardrobe during this friendly tango clothing swap among women … for a good cause!
Bring your clothes that no longer fit you or no longer please you and get something "new." $10 donation to participate, then take one item per item you donate OR pay $10 per item you "buy."
All funds will be given to Share the Warmth.
Minimum donation $10

•7:30-9 p.m.
Vernissage
Vernissage of the "Art and Tango" exhibit by Montreal artists and dancers Jenie Gospodinova and Alusha Kaledina.
Free admission

•9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Opening Milonga

-Come to dance and meet our artists and our guest dancer, Veronica Toumanova.
-DJ Pame
$10 members; $12 guests
($5 from each entrance will go to Share the Warmth)

Women's technique workshops
and TanYoga warmup

THURSDAY, MARCH 14
6:30-8 p.m.:
Workshop T1
Women's technique workshop with Veronica (all levels):
Better posture: relax, align and tone your body
•$35

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
6:30-8 p.m.:
Workshop T2
Women's technique workshop with Veronica (all levels):
Elegant footwork and embellishments for paradas and pasadas
•$35

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
12:45-1:45 p.m.: TanYoga warmup
with Andrea:
Yoga-based exercises to prepare your body for tango
$10

•2-3:30 p.m.: Workshop T3
Women's technique workshop with Veronica (inter-advanced):
Planeos and calesitas with embellishments
•$35

•3:45-5:15 p.m.: Workshop T4
Women's technique workshop with Veronica (inter-advanced):
Dissociation for pivots and turns
•$35

Milongas, open classes, conference

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
at MonTango
•9 p.m.-12 a.m.: OPENING MILONGA
-Come to dance and meet our artists and our guest dancer, Veronica Toumanova.
-DJ Pame
$10 members; $12 guests
($5 from each entrance will go to Share the Warmth)

THURSDAY, MARCH 14
at MonTango

•8-9 p.m.: Open class for men and women with Veronica:
Technique and musicality for a beautiful walk
•9 p.m.-12 a.m.: PRACTILONGA WITH VERONICA
-One-hour supervised practice followed by a laid-back mini-milonga.
-DJ Andréane
Class and milonga:
$18 members; $23 guests
Milonga only:
$10 members; $12 guests

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
at MonTango

•8-9 p.m.:Open class for men and women with Veronica:
Embrace and connection
•9 p.m.-2 a.m.: THE CONNEXION TANGO MILONGA
-With a demo by our group of tangueras.
-DJ Corinne
Class and milonga:
$20 members, $25 guests
Milonga only:
$12 members, $15 guests

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
at Salle Wellington,
Share the Warmth, 625, Rue Fortune, Montreal, H3K 2R9
•8-9 p.m.: Open class
for men and women with Veronica:
Musicality – dancing the melody
•9 p.m.-2 a.m.: THE TANGUERAFEST BALL
-Demonstrations by Veronica Toumanova and Jean-Sébastien Viard
-DJ Andrea
Class and milonga: $30
Milonga only: $22
Tickets available in advance at MonTango. Connexion Tango members only. Contact us for reservations and membership information.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17
at MonTango
•1-2 p.m.: Open class
for men and women with Veronica:
Milonga – speeding up and slowing down
•2-6 p.m.: THE CAFÉ DOMINGO MILONGA IN GREEN
-Live bandoneón performance by Mélanie Bergeron
-DJ Frankie
-St. Patrick''s Day decor and treats. Wear something green!
Class and milonga:
$20 members, $25 guests
Milonga only:
$12 members, $15 guests
•6:30-8 p.m.: Conference
with Veronica Toumanova:
"Lady in red: Being a woman in Argentine tango"
$10

All weekend

•Visit the exhibit "Art and Tango" at MonTango. (The works will remain on display until the end of the month.)

•Participate in the clothing swap during all activities at MonTango. Bring your tango clothes that no longer fit or please you and get something "new." $10 donation to participate, then take one item for each item you give OR pay $10 for each item you "buy."
All funds will go to Share the Warmth.

•Give to Share the Warmth. There will be a donation box at the welcome table during all milongas.

•Shop at our Elditango Boutique at MonTango and at the ball on Saturday. Everything on sale!

Packages and registration

Packages:

A. Full package: $200
(4 technique workshops + TanYoga, 4 open classes, 5 milongas, conference)
B. Milongas package: $95
(4 open classes, 5 milongas, conference)
C. Workshops package: $120
(4 technique workshops + TanYoga)

À la carte (advance reservation required):

Technique workshops: $35 each
Open class + Tanguerafest Ball: $30
Tanguerafest Ball only: $22

Packages available until March 13 in person at MonTango (cash or cheque), by Interac e-transfer to info@montango.ca or online with PayPal (service charges apply).

Connexion Tango membership included with all milonga packages. Contact us to find out more.

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