Zero Hour Tango Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIndiana
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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Festival Description

The Zero Hour Tango Fest presents a rich and diverse program of interdisciplinary tango. The performances include the full tango repertoire of music, poetry, singing, and dance, with multimedia concerts. The full spectrum of tango in its full context are known as tango-canción and its connection to daily life. The Zero Hour Tango Fest presents the four main components of the genre in a series of talks, workshops, dance events, and more.

Festival Dates March 26 - 27, 2010
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Tango dance instruction 2010:
  • World’s top tango dancers at the Zero Hour!
    • A unique dance instruction opportunity during the festival — Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo are offering a one-hour dance class as part of the Zero Hour. Class will be dedicated to the steps that help dancers change the dynamics in their dance: boleos with change of direction, gancho, and sacadas. Later in the workshops series, attendees will have the opportunity to combine all of those elements in the line of dance with musicality.
    • When: March 27, 2010
    • Time: 9am – 10am
    • Place: The Lodge
    • Price: free to those registered in the March 27 Workshop: Music, Song, and Dance: Connecting the Dots
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Participating artists 2010:
  • Guest artists
    • Pablo Ziegler
    • Sandra Luna
    • Héctor Del Curto
    • Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo
    • Jisoo Ok
    • Pedro Giraudo
  • Tangarmente ensemble
    • Alfredo Minetti, Director and composer
    • Daniel Stein
    • Lucia Giraudo
    • Michael Mendelson
  • Tangarmente Guest artists
    • Valeriano Fernandez (bandoneón)
    • Laura Rubio (violin)
    • André Micheletti (cello)
    • Maxfield Wollam-Fisher (cello)
    • Guido Sánchez (guitar)
    • Almir Côrtes (guitar)
    • Yuriria Rodríguez (voice)


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