A celebration of the women of tango, from March 7 to 12
Tanguerafest, the weekend that celebrates the women of tango in honour of International Women's Day, will take place at MonTango and the Rialto from March 7 to 12, 2018. Juliana Maggioli just loves Montreal and will be back again this year to teach women's technique workshops as well as open classes for everyone. As always, there will be a fundraising component, a tango clothing swap, an art exhibit by a local artist and a Grand Bal at the Rialto theatre with live music and dance performances.
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Vernissage and opening milonga
Vernissage, clothing swap and opening milonga
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 at MonTango
Entrance for the opening event is by VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION. All your donations will go to the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal.
•8-9 p.m. The festival will open with a vernissage for the exhibit "Scent of woman," by Montreal artist and dancer Jenie Gospodinova.
•9 p.m.-12 a.m. Opening milonga. Come meet the artists, Jenie and guest dancer Juliana Maggioli. With music played by DJ Pamela Ramos Aracena!
During the opening event and all the Tanguerafest activities at MonTango, you can also participate in our women's tango CLOTHING SWAP. Bring your clothes that no longer fit nor please you and pick out something "new." $5 donation to participate; then take an item for each item you donate OR pay $10 for each item you "buy." All funds will go to the shelter.
Note that the art exhibit will remain on display at MonTango until the end of March. Here's a little more about artist Jenie Gospodinova:
"I was born in Bulgaria. Art has played an important role in my life since the age of 4: ballet classes, music and art in high school, a short detour toward fashion and theatre. A masters in speech therapy that was not enough to keep me steered toward science.
At age 20 I opened my first ballet school. Shortly after I turned 30, painting became a shelter and a means of escape for me, giving me a new way to present myself to the world. I have done the stage and costume design for more than 20 ballet shows. The beauty, charisma, and perfect lines of dancers bodies as well as the magnetism of women are themes that have always inspired me."
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Women's technique workshops
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
6:30-8 p.m.: Women's technique workshop with Juliana (all levels):
"T1" Tanguera technique 1
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
1-2:30 p.m.: Women's ornaments workshop with Juliana (intermediate):
"A1" Adornos 1
2:45-4:15 p.m.: Technique for boleos with Juliana (advanced):
"T2" Tanguera technique 2
MONDAY, MARCH 12
8:30-10 p.m.: Women's ornaments workshop with Juliana (inter-advanced):
"A2" Adornos 2
Milongas and open classes
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
•8 p.m. Vernissage
•9 p.m. Milonga with DJ Pamela
See above for full details
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
at Rialto Hall, 5723, av. du Parc, 2nd floor
•7:30 p.m. Open class for men and women with Juliana Maggioli
•8:30 p.m. The Chez Coco milonga at Rialto Hall, 2nd floor. DJ Michel Auzat
•Class and milonga: $15
•Milonga only: $10
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
•8 p.m. Open class for men and women with Juliana
•9 p.m.-12 a.m. The Connexion Tango Milonga with DJ Juliana
•Class and practilonga: $18 members, $23 non-members
•Practilonga only: $10 members, $12 non-members
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
at Rialto, 5723, av. du Parc
GRAND BAL TANGUERAFEST
•7:30 p.m. Free trial class for beginners with MonTango
•7:30 p.m. Open class for men and women with Juliana
•8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. LE GRAND BAL:
-Demonstrations by Juliana Maggioli and Wolf Mercado
-LIVE music by Fiestango
-DJ Michel Auzat
•Class and milonga: $35
•Milonga only: $25
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
•12 p.m. Open class for men and women with Juliana
•1-6 p.m. Café Domingo, the Sunday afternoon milonga, with DJ Andrea.
•Class and milonga: $18 members, $23 non-members
•Milonga only: $10 members, $12 non-members
•Art exhibit by Jenie Gospodinova at MonTango: “Scent of woman”
The works will remain on display until the end of March.
•Participate in our clothing swap: At all events at MonTango, you can bring your clothes that no longer fit nor please you and pick out something "new." $5 donation to participate; then take an item for each item you donate OR pay $10 for each item you "buy." All funds will go to the Native Women's Shelter.
•Give to the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal. In addition to the opening activity, there will be a box for your donations at the welcome table of all the milongas. Click to find out more.
•Shop in our Elditango boutique, at MonTango Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and at Rialto Saturday. New shoe models! Clothes will be discounted!
Packages and registration
Buy in advance:
Technique workshops: $35 each
Open class + Grand Bal Tanguerafest: $35
Grand Bal Tanguerafest: $25
Four women's technique workshops package: $115
Full package: $175 (includes the 4 women's technique classes, the 4 open classes and all milongas)
Milongas package: $70 (includes the 4 open classes and all milongas)
Packages available until March 7 in person at MonTango (cash or cheque); by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or by PayPal (service charges apply).
Individual open classes and milongas are payable at the door. Grand Bal tickets are available in advance or at the door.
BUY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL:
PayPal service charges included in prices.
Please include your full name on your order.
Pick up your reserved tickets in advance at MonTango or at the door the day of the event.