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TANGO BY THE SEA - JUNE 2010 - WEEKEND EVENTS


Tango Vita is honoured to host Buenos Aires tango masters

  
Roxana & Fabián Belmonte
 
 
as guest instructors and performers
 
for this spectacular weekend

Tango by the Sea 2010

June 25, 26, 27

 
workshops, milongas and
 
an unforgettable show at the gala dinner at the Union Club.
 
FRIDAY JUNE 25, 2010
St. Matthias Church Hall, 600 Richmond Avenue (at Richardson), Victoria, B.C.
 
7:30-9:00 pm – Workshop A
9:00-12:00 pm – Milonga (tickets at the door, no need to reserve: $7 members/$10 non-members)
 
 
SATURDAY JUNE 26, 2010
10:30 am – Workshops
St. Matthias Church Hall, 600 Richmond Avenue (at Richardson), Victoria, B.C.
 
6:30 pm - Gala Dinner-Milonga with performance by Roxana & Fabián Belmonte: Union Club, 805 Gordon St., Victoria, B.C. (advance tickets only)
 
 
SUNDAY JUNE 27, 2010
James Bay Athletic Association, 205 Simcoe St. (at Montreal), Victoria, B.C
 
11:00 am - Workshops
 
 
 
Roxana & Fabián Belmonte – Biographies
Natives from Buenos Aires, Roxana & Fabian have performed and taught internationally, thrilling audiences in venues ranging from the “Luna Park” in Buenos Aires, “Théâtre St-Denis” in Montreal, to the “Royal Theatre Carré” in Amsterdam, or “Shiba Mel-Park Hall” in Tokyo, since 1980’s.
 
Roxana & Fabian,  the Argentine couple considered one of the North America’s pioneers in teaching Tango since 1980’s, the early days of Tango revival, are one of Canada's most influential tango dance icons, and are credited with having taught many performers and instructors across the country.
 
Roxana & Fabian Belmonte have performed and taught internationally throughout the United States, Canada, Uruguay, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Europe and Argentina,where they have appeared in many of the fabled dance halls of their native Buenos Aires, as Palais de Glace, Astral Theatre, La Confiteria del Molino, Esquina Homero Manzi, Esquina de Osvaldo Pugliese, Eva Peron Amphitheatre and the Buenos Aires most legendaryt stadium Luna Park.
 
The prize-winning pair,Fabian & Roxana were both born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, like the Tango itself. Tango is a treasured legacy in their families. They were surrounded regularly by legendary tango celebrities. Due to that influence they were raised from a very tender age to live and breathe the tango culture. They are well known for their energetic live performances, interpretative unique style, complex and precise footwork, great improvisation and their ability on the dance floor. Thus, they were able to achieve recognition in the world of Argentine Tango.
 
Fabian is a multi-faceted artist/performer who has worked as a dancer, singer and bandoneón player reflecting his expert tango knowledge that covers not only dance, but music and history.
 
They joined the shows “El Arte del Tango” & “Tango Tango” while touring Netherlands, Germany & Belgium, accompained by Orchestra Sexteto Canyengue directed by Carel Kraayenhof.
 
The couple have shared the stage with international and national scene's celebrities & distinctive tango personalities and orchestras such as Color Tango-Roberto Alvarez, Leopoldo Federico, Orquesta del tango de Buenos Aires-Raul Garello & Carlos Garcia, Quartango.
 
They have performed as a soloist couple with many major American symphony orchestras, such as the Kalamazoo, Washington DC, Laval, Sudbury, Buffalo, Gatineau, Longueuil & Windsor.
 
The couple was chosen as one of Argentina’s tango ambassadors to the world and invited to judge the First (’05), Second (’06) and Fourth (’08) World Tango Competitions in Tokyo, where they also performed in the show Tango Libertad among other selected tango artist as Miguel Angel Zotto.
 
In 2005 the couple was engaged as choreographers and dancers in "The Emotional Brain-Love", a television documentary hosted by David Suzuki and co-produced by CBC-TV of Canada and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
 
They received the "2003 Latin American Achievement Award" for "Best  Latin Folklore Presence in Canada" awarded at the Roy Thompson Hall Theatre. They are past winners of an international dance contest produced by the biggest USA Spanish Miami-based TV show "Sábado Gigante": ”Stars of the future 1998".
 
For more details, pictures and videos, see Fabián & Roxana’s website: www.tangodeoro.com
 
 
STAYING AT THE UNION CLUB (http://www.unionclub.com/):
For those who need overnight accommodation, the Union Club is offering Tango by the Sea guests reduced rates with full breakfast.
 
To make your reservations please contact their Front Desk at 1-800-808-2218 (ext.0), or via email at reservations@unionclub.com, and ask for the special Tango by the Sea rate.
 

 


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WEEKLY MILONGA 

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every Saturday 9:00-midnight.
1303 Broad Street. Upstairs
 
Milonga preceded by tango lesson, all levels, from 8 to 9pm.
 
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