Nov 4-7, 2022

CONEXIÓN

Munich Tango Festival

Let’s connect in Tango –
From Munich to the world and back

Nov 4-7, 2022
Munich, Germany


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We are happy to announce CONEXIÓN, the 7th International Tango Festival Munich to take place again after two years of pause.
We look forward to welcoming and embracing you and many other dancers from all over the world in the very heart of the beautiful city of Munich.

Program and Booking

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Four Days and Nights of Tango

Location

Dance with us in the beautiful baroque Silbersaal in the very heart of Munich

The historic Silbersaal (Silver Hall) is a baroque gem located in the Deutsches Theater in the inner center of Munich. It is the only room left of the original theater, dating back to 1896, as the rest of the building was destroyed by bombings in 1943 and only rebuilt in the mid-50ies. The Silbersaal impresses with its abundant ornate stucco, beautifully preserved ceiling fresco and both mysterious and brillant atmoshpere created by the shimmering light of the giant chandelier.

Schwanthaler Straße 13, 80336 Munich
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Program

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1 Live Concert / 3 Live Orchestras / 5 International DJs / 6 Great Milongas / 26 Maestros‘ Workshops

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Fabulous Maestras and Maestros

Sebastián Achaval & Roxana Suarez

Sebastián & Roxana are part of the so-called young generation of Tango Salon, whose style combines the aesthetics and tradition of the years of splendor, with a more current vision and technique. Their personal style is characterized by elegance, precision and expressiveness.

Both grown up with tango from their very childhood on, they united their paths back in February 2007 in Buenos Aires after Sebastián had already won the World Tango Salon Championship in 2005. Ever since then they have been continuing learning and evolving. They have been transmitting their knowledge and experience on tours around the world, participating in the most prestigious international festivals and stepping on all continents.

They have also participated in many impressive shows in theaters on Corrientes Avenue back in Buenos Aires where they are maintaining their own tango space in Buenos Aires, called „Ensueño“.

Today the Sebastián and Roxana reside in the city of Barcelona, Spain, from where every weekend they travel to events in different countries to continue sharing with colleagues, friends and students, as they luckily do in Munich for this festival.

www.roxanaysebastiantango.com

Alejandra Mantiñan & Alejandro Lazzaro

“The living legend of Tango“, has been dancing and teaching for the last 30 years.

Based on her knowledge in human anatomy and dance Alejandra created her unique tango methodology, biomechanics, in order to help dancers to move their body and dissociate without the use of force.

According to a recent survey of the most popular tango magazine, The Tangauta, Alejandra Mantiñán, is the woman of “the miraculous feet,” and is the most nominated dancer among participants of World tango. She has danced in more than 20 professional tango shows around the world and has participated in the most important tango festivals.

With Gustavo Russo, her former partner, she currently holds the YouTube tango record of more than 7 million hits. She has also been a partner of Gabriel Missé, Horacio Godoy, Diego “El Pajaro” Riemer, Chicho Frúmboli, Martin Ojeda, Aeoniken Quiroga and others.

In Munich she will be dancing with Alejandro Lazzaro, finalist of the World Tango Salon Championship 2021.

www.alejandramantinan.com

Lucila Cionci & Joe Corbata

Lucila and Joe are considered as one of the most charismatic couples from the new generation of Argentine tango dancers. Their dance, arresting in its plasticity and expressiveness, is characterized by innovative choreography, dynamic improvisation, and a deep sense of connection.

As natives of Buenos Aires, they are part of the teaching staff of Cosmotango (CITA) and honorable members of boars like the International Jury of the World Championship of Tango Argentino or the CID, Conseil International de la Danse of UNESCO. They have taught and performed at the major tango festivals in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and they are highly praised by students of all levels.

In 2007 Lucila and Joe founded Formula Tango as the union of their years of experience in individual events and festivals. Together they blend the beauty of movement, harmony, and connection to create an exciting and unique dance.

www.formulatango.com

Full Workshop Program with all of these great Teachers

26 Maestros’ workshops to take place in a nearby fully equipped dance school.

Schedule and booking here

Special Guests and Local Heroes

We proudly present: Special Guests that give us the honor to join our festival
and High Level Couples representing the local Munich Tango scene

Host Martha on Stage

Martha Giorgi & Daniel Arroyo

At home both in Buenos Aires and Munich, Martha is the living connection of these two capitals in tango. With this spirit the inventor and mentor of this festival is inviting and connecting guests from all over the world for the 7th time this year.
Having started her professional career as a dancer and actress very early, she found her personal passion in life dancing and teaching tango. As the owner of the Tango Connection Danceschool she is organizing big tango events and journeys.
On this year’s festival she will be dancing with her Venezuelan partner Daniel Arroyo who has started his particularly extravagant tango career together with Juampy Ramires with whom he was finalist of the world championships twice. Together Martha and Dani will shine in a glamorous show during the Golden Gala Milonga on Saturday.

www.tango-connection.de

Special Guests:

Roberto Herrera & Ani Andreani

Roberto Herrera’s importance in the history of tango is undoubted. He was a leading dancer for Osvaldo Pugliese, Leopoldo Federico, Sexteto Mayor and many more. He was first dancer of the National Ballet of Folklore of Argentina and part of companies like ‘Tango Argentino’, ‘Tango Pasión’, ‘Tanguera’ and others. From the beginning of the tango world championship, Roberto is a member of it’s jury. The founder of the Herrera Tango Company and Academy is located in Buenos Aires, Milano and finally Munich where he got to know to his today´s partner of life and dance, Ani Andreani. Together they combine traditional tango spirit with contemporary tango trends teaching and performing shows on festivals all around the world.

www.tangogenial.de

Duddie Mancini & Salomé Fromonteil

Duddie and Salomé create a reunion of French and Italian tango styles: elegance, musicality, symbiosis and a wide range of flavours. They started dancing and teaching together only recently in Munich but set up performing and teaching all around in Europe and abroad. Their dance takes you on an emotional journey all the way to rhythm, without forgetting the drama!

www.duddiesalome.com

Natascha Striewsky & Axel Gastón

Natascha and Axel

Natascha and Axel are representatives of a new generation or argentine tango dancers located in Munich! Both already born with tango have been experiencing tango music and dance all their lives from childhood on.
These super talented dancers will fascinate the audience with a passionate show of today’s tango.

Live Orchestras

Living Buenos Aires Tango Music on Stage

Hyperion Ensemble

Live in Milonga and Concert

Cuarteto Pichuco
and Ruben Peloni (Singer)

Live in Milonga

Ranas - Duo Porteño de Tango

Live in Aftermilonga

Fabulous DJs

International Tango DJs from Argentina, USA and Europe let the dancefloor burn!

Ornella Simonetto

Buenos Aires

Ornella is one of the most popular DJs in Buenos Aires these days. She is a main protagonist in the milongas and festivals in the capital of tango. Ornella is a very strong personality full of energy. And she isn’t only a great DJ but also an amazing dancer of Tango (finalist of the world championship 2021) and of Argentine Folklore.

DagKa la Polaca

Poland

Dagmara spent many years working in the Balkan region. She dances Argentine Tango since 2005. Following the principle: if there is no tango organise it in 2011 she initiated Argentine tango in Sarajevo where she opened her first milonga “Pocas Palabras.” There she started her DJing adventure. She was DJing on milongas and festivals in Europe (Macedonia N., Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland), as well as on marathons, festivals and milongas in Argentina (Cordoba, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Tandil) and Chile. “I love the Golden Era… what can I do” – Dagmara always follows what happens on the dance floor sensing the feelings of the dancers and on the go prepares tandas, breaking the stereotypes but the same time assuring that each note takes your soul to dance.

Chris Peake

California

Chris was first drawn to dance tango when he saw tango being danced to alternative music at San Francisco’s legendary Cellspace venue in 2005. He was also thoroughly inspired to continue dancing through the teaching of such modern greats as Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes, Chicho Frumboli & Mariana Dragone, Esteban Moreno & Claudia Codega at around the same time.

Within 6 months of starting dancing he helped establish and co-host Sacramento’s monthly La AlterNativa 50/50 milonga, being it’s primary DJ for 10 years. Coming full circle, he then became a regular in the DJ lineup at Cellspace. Since moving to Santa Barbara, he was co-host and DJ of Magnetica alt milonga and DJs regularly in LA.

While also passionate about traditional tango music, he absolutely enjoys the challenge of finding new danceable and mind-opening alternative music.

Baki Vertiola

Munich

As soon as Baki started DJing, he experienced the joy of catching the atmosphere of a moment and share it with those present. It has been his passion from that day on, to enchant dancers with these incomparable moods that only tango is able to create. Baki is looking forward to grant deep insights into his passion with his beautiful music.

Olli Eyding

Munich

Olli has been living and dancing in Munich. He was discovered by Tango more than 25 years ago, but his passion for it is still growing. As a Tango DJ Olli’s personal focus is on the early 40ies with their fascinating subtile, rhythmic, elegant and playful energy. What counts most to him when choosing music is danceability. Right behind comes variation. He chooses from rhythmic pieces from the 30ies to melodic and yet carefully selected music of the 50ies, 60ies and 70ies. Also contemporary orchestras help to brighten up his milongas, spiced with some funny, sweet or complex sounds.
He guaranties for a sensitive balancing of moods and complexity in his tandas without ever loosing energy or dynamics in the ronda.
Dancing should be fun first and foremost.

As a profound expert of tango music and culture Olli is also known as the author of relevant articles e.g. in the Tangodanza magazine where he has been publishing a series on the great orchestras for the Epoqua de Oro.

Angels

Wonderful People that help to create unforgettable memories out of the Festival

Anne Camacho
YOGA

Anne is a passionate tango dancer and an experienced Yogini. She recently absolved a 200hs Teacher Training in Anusara Yoga, a modern Hatha-Yoga method which helps you to aligne body, heart and mind in a healthy way.

Anne invites you to join her Yoga sessions during the Festival to re-connect with yourself and to gently prepare your body for intense hours of dancing.

Karin Lueders
VIDEO

Karin is a professional graphic designer and was also responsible for films as co-producer in an art association. In recent years she has devoted herself entirely to tango dancing and painting. She runs the Tango blog you-tango.com, on everything about tango in general, tango fashion and music. Karin also shoots videos of tango shows, concerts and milongas mainly in Munich and Buenos Aires, to be she shown on the YouTube channel of You Tango. Meanwhile she has a lot of experience in following the dancing couples in a dynamic way with the camera.
We are happy to welcome Karin to do the video documentation during shows and Milongas for the Munich Tango Festival. Smile, when you see her camera

See you in Munich!

We are preparing a wonderful weekend for you.
We will come up with any information on booking, accomodation and fun very soon.
Stay tuned

Abrazos !

Martha y Anke 🧡

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Silbersaal

Booking for all events to take place in Silbersaal, i.e. live concert and all milongas from Friday to Sunday plus ‘All Milonga Pass’

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Munich International Tango Festival

Martha Giorgi und Anke Michaelis
c/o Tango Connection
Eversbuschstr. 133
80999 München

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