Spring Tango in Auckland 16-18 November 2018
A fabulous weekend of dancing with awesome DJs and lots of dancers coming from out of town “in celebration of the milonga”.
FRIDAY 16th November 2018 opens the Festival with ‘Noche Elegante’, beautiful music courtesy of DJ Stephan.
Dress up in your finest – all the elegance you can muster for a glamorous look!
8.30pm-Midnight at the iconic Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell.
$30 per person at the door or prepay and register in advance for a discount for the whole weekend.
BYO, soft beverages and delicious snacks provided.
SATURDAY 17th November 2018 ‘LA BOCA MILONGA’ – great music again tonight from beautiful DJ Debs from Christchurch.
For a change, you can dress as you might have in the early 20th Century when tango was at its beginnings in the port and La Boca….El Caminito! Become a ‘porteno’ / ‘portena’….Let your imagination go wild! Get a little bit ‘street-wise’ – be casual and comfortable! Some background for you….
Mass settlement in La Boca began in 1830, with an influx of immigrants from Genoa, Italy. Coming from a port city, it was natural for the Genoese to settle along the Buenos Aires waterfront. There were so many Genoese in La Boca at that time that some say the name is a spin-off of the name Boccadasse, a neighbourhood in Genoa.
The new arrivals constructed tenements made of scrap metal and painted the shacks with bright leftover marine paint to liven up the one-time wasteland. Soon the Italians were joined by immigrants from Spain, France, England, Ireland, Eastern Europe and Greece and among others. The cross-cultural mix gave birth to tango, although the term wouldn’t be coined until the end of the 1890’s. Factory and port workers would gather to dance in the central halls of the tenements and vie to grab the attention of the few women available at the time.
8:30pm-Midnight, again at the Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell.
$45 per person at the door or prepay and register in advance for a discount for the whole weekend.
Complimentary Sangria on arrival, platters and cakes, door prizes. BYO.
SUNDAY 18th November 2018 Afternoon Milonga – fabulous music this afternoon from the Auckland Milonguero Robert Ramsay-Turner.
This is the chance to dance with and farewell your tango friends at this relaxed milonga. Let’s hope for a beautiful warm, sunny day!
Wear something bright and flowery befitting a Spring Day! That includes you too, guys! Let’s see some gorgeous floral shirts. Feel free to bring a wee plate to share; soft drinks and luscious afternoon tea provided. Afterwards let’s all go to a local pub to celebrate another wonderful festival with all those special dancers in our lives.
1:30pm-4:30pm at Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
$25 at the door or prepay and register in advance for a discount for the whole weekend.
Register for the full weekend package deal for $95 per person.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to register
If you need accommodation in Auckland, or you can host a dancer from out of town, please contact Denise.
See you there!