Posts tagged ‘tango’

Tango Total with maestros Korey & Adeline—and their Bandoneón!, until Sep 1 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

The Patamango Association is very excited to receive tango dancers, teachers, musicians Korey & Adeline Ireland <www.koreyadeline.com> here in Nairobi, for a series of master tango classes PLUS the special treat of live tango music, featuring the quintessential yet rare tango instrument the Bandoneón, at milongas (tango social dancing) on the evenings of Thursday 30 August and on Saturday 1 September.

Please see the facebook event covering their 4 day stay:
http://www.facebook.com/events/447970361892368/

@IIC Fri 31 Aug, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Workshop: Dynamic variations in cross system

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Workshop: Floor, balance, pivot – technique resources for tango dancers
@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm — “lunch box” break!

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Workshop: Center and circumference

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 7:30 pm – late: Farewell Milonga in company of Korey & Adeline, with a mini solo & accompanied Bandoneón recital from Korey & friends! (Usual refreshments table + 500 Kes venue rental.)

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All workshops will be 1h30 minutes of class time followed by a 30 minutes of “guided practica”. Pricing per workshop per individual:

Drop-in Rate 1 workshop: 1400 Kes
Pre-pay 2 workshops: 2400 Kes
Pre-pay 3 workshops: 3200 Kes

Pre-payment may be made in person at beginning of first workshop in question or by M-Pesa to 0715 357 507. Note no refunds for unattended pre-paid workshops.

Korey & Adeline have very kindly also accepted to extend our Patamango hardship rate policy to their workshops–if this may be relevant to your situation, please contact us explicitly PRIOR to participation to any of the workshops.

Private classes: may be possible in late afternoons of Fri or Sat (and requesting very reasonable rates). Please contact them directly on their kenyan mobile: 0700 038 973.

Please see www.patamango.com/locations for venue location details, and please email <nairobi.tango@patamango.com> for reservations or any additional information.

August 31, 2012 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Live Argentine Tango by maestros Miriam y Dante, Jun. 12 2012 @ Tree House

Argentine Tango demo performance by maestros Miriam y Dante during la Milonga patamango, 7:30 pm Tuesday 12 June 2012 at The Tree House, Museum Hill Complex, free entrance!

We are very pleased to welcome to Nairobi tango maestros Miriam y Dante who will be present at our weekly La Milonga Patamango (milonga: social tango dancing event) at The Tree House, Tuesday 12 June 2012, during the course of which Miriam y Dante will be offering us demo performances of traditional Argentine Tango. Entrance is free!

The performance above is also the kick-off of a 5-day Tango Festivalito with Miriam y Dante, 12-16 June 2012 — please see the Patamango Association website or email for further details.

Based in Buenos Aires and the UK, Miriam Orcutt and Dante Culcuy travel regularly to teach and perform traditional tango throughout Europe and South America, and this is their first visit to Africa… an opportunity to not miss! Please see their website for their biographies as well as video samples of their dancing.

event facebook page

June 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Classes: Ballroom Dancing, Every Wednesday & Friday @ Kenya Conservatoire of Music


Learn and master ballroom at their evening ballroom dancing classes.
Expand your knowledge of dance in different dances like the Rumba,Salsa,Blues,Jive,Rock n Roll,Disco,Slow Waltz,Quickstep,Tango among other dances.

Classes are held every Wednesday and Friday at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music, ballet studio, opposite the Norfolk Hotel.
Time: From 7.00pm to 9.00pm
More info: Facebook page

April 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm 7 comments

Live Argentine Tango recital by Michèle-H, Mar. 6 2012 @ Tree House


Live Argentine Tango recital by Michèle-H, during La Milonga Patamango, 7:30 pm Tuesday 6 March 2012, free entrance

We are very pleased to present a live tango recital by actor, storyteller, dancer, and tango singer Michèle-H [ http://www.michele-h.net ] during the Tuesday 6 March Milonga Patamango! Michèle-H has lived and performed in numerous places around the world, including Buenos Aires, where she studied tango interpretation with some of the best contemporary tango vocalists there. She will be singing all the emotions of some of her favorite tango pieces… a live tango recital in Nairobi, during the course of the social tango dancing evening, starting from 7:30 pm, Tuesday 6 March 2012, at the Tree House Restaurant (previously known as Toona Tree) at the old International Casino Complex, off Westlands Rd just above Museum Hill. Entrance is free.

La Milonga Patamango — the only tango milonga between Cairo and Johannesburg — is proudly offered to you by the non-profit Patamango Association for Argentine Tango, whose mission is to develop the appreciation and practice of the art of tango dancing, within its musical and cultural context. Please always check the http://www.patamango.com website for any schedule changes, or contact nairobi.tango@patamango.com or +254 715 357 507.

March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Tango: Valentine’s Day Milonga, Feb. 14 2012 @ TreeHouse

An evening soaked with the ultimate of romantic music… let the darkness of the Nairobi night, and your lovestruck hearts, be pierced by the plaintive wailing of the bandoneón… what better way to spend Valentine’s Day this coming Tuesday 14 February 2012?

From 7:30 pm till late, at the Tree House Restaurant (previously known as Toona Tree) at the old International Casino Complex, off Westlands Rd just above Museum Hill, a fabulous space for a romantic dinner for you and your loved one… a special edition of the weekly Milonga Patamango, 4 hours of non-stop superlatively romantic tango music, selected con mucho gusto by DJ Mario, and delivered over an excellent sound system for your listening and dancing pleasure… a sumptuous playlist to listen to till the end, cause you know not the hour that happiness will come…

La Milonga Patamango — the only tango milonga between Cairo and Johannesburg — is proudly offered to you by the non-profit Patamango Association for Argentine Tango. Please always check the Patamango website for any schedule changes.

Free Entrance

for more info:

Nairobi Tango
nairobi.tango@patamango.com
+254 715 357 507

http://www.patamango.com/milonga-patamango

February 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Tango: Full Moon Milonga, Feb. 7 2012 @ TreeHouse

Nairobi’s weekly opportunity to dance Argentine Tango, every Tuesday evening, 4 hours of non-stop tango music, selected con mucho gusto by rotating passionate DJs.

From 7:30 pm till late, at the Tree House Restaurant (previously known as Toona Tree) at the old International Casino Complex, off Westlands Rd (just above Museum Hill). Nice space, excellent sound system, superlative music, cash bar, bitings and pizza menu, and…free entrance! Come listen, dance, enjoy.

La Milonga Patamango — the only tango milonga between Cairo and Johannesburg — is proudly offered to you by the non-profit Patamango Association for Argentine Tango. Please always check the Patamango website for any schedule changes.

for more info:
Nairobi Tango
Nairobi.Tango@patamango.com
+254 715 357507

http://www.patamango.com/milonga-patamango

February 6, 2012 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Patamango presents Tango Classes, every Saturday @ Italian Institute of Culture

Argentine Tango Initiation Session (2 1/2 hours)

Time: Saturday 8 October and every Saturday – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Sala Michelangelo, Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi, Kenya

For total beginners and anyone wishing to strengthen Argentine Tango fundamentals. A 2 and a 1/2 hour session to solidly introduce and establish the physiological and musical fundamentals of dancing Tango Argentino, and is intended for all prospective beginners as well as everyone else wishing to revisit the all important basics of posture, stepping and cadence. This session is also a requirement to be able to follow any of the other Tango classes we offer.

Cost participation to this is requested only once, meaning you may repeat this fundamentals workshop as many times as you deem is useful for yourself. Plus, for those who need it, we also offer a hardship discount of 60%. This is in the spirit of not excluding anyone with a genuine interest in learning Argentine Tango, and on a solid technical foundation.

No prerequisite, but limited to maximum of 6 couples.
Email reservation required: nairobi.tango@patamango.c​om

For more information:
http://www.facebook.com/nairobi.tango
http://www.patamango.com/classes

October 7, 2011 at 2:53 am Leave a comment

Classes: Argentine Tango Initiation Session, Jul 9 2011 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Argentine Tango Initiation Session (2.5hrs)

Time: Saturday, July 9 · 10:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Sala Michelangelo, Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi, Kenya

For total beginners, as well as for anyone wishing to strengthen Argentine Tango fundamentals.

A 2 and a 1/2 hour session to solidly introduce and establish the physiological and musical fundamentals of dancing Tango Argentino, and is intended for all prospective beginners as well as everyone else wishing to revisit the all important basics of posture, stepping and cadence. This session is also a requirement to be able to follow any of the other Tango classes we offer.

No prerequisite, but limited to maximum of 6 couples. Email reservation required: nairobi.tango@patamango.com
For more information: www.patamango.com/classes

July 8, 2011 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Classes: Argentine Tango, Weekends @ Italian Cultural Centre

Dates: Weekends (Classes begin July 2, 2011)
Venue: Sala Michelangelo (Italian Cultural Centre)
Duration: 2.5 hr (10am-12.30pm)
Cost: Kshs 500 per class per person
Website: http://www.patamango.com/
Contacts: nairobi.tango@patamango.com

For more information on the classes
Download Patamango poster

July 1, 2011 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Patamango: Argentine Tango Initiation Session, Jun 26 2011 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Patamango: Argentine Tango Initiation Session (2.5hrs)

Price: Sh1000 (cover hall rental) NEW!! student rate at 400 KES
Please note that Patamango is not just another commercial dance studio. Our activities don’t generate profit and our instructors are volunteers!

When: Sunday, 26th June (10:00 – 12:30)
Where: Italian Institute of Culture, Woodvale Groove 100  (opposite Gypsy, in Westlands)

Event description
A 2 and a half hour session to solidly introduce and establish the  physiological and musical fundamentals of dancing Tango Argentino, and is intended for all prospective beginners wishing to start learning Argentine Tango, as well as everyone else who wishes to revisit the all-important basics of posture, stepping and cadence. This session is also a requirement to be able to attend any of the other classes offered by the Patamango Association.

Registration (via email to nairobi.tango@patamango.com) is absolutely mandatory, as space is limited – but note that, to favour good learning of the basic principles from each of you, we encourage you all to do the initiation session as many times as you feel you get a benefit out of it, while we only require a cost participation the first time.

This session is offered periodically, subject to demand and to our availability — please make sure to always check the Nairobi Tango Calendar that is online on the www.patamango.com website.

Patamango still offers Milongas on evenings, just for the pleasure of dancing!
This Sunday, 8.00 to 11.00 pm, at the Italian Cultural Center.
Note that a participation is requested (500 KES, and 200 KES for students) for Milongas at the Italian Cultural Center, and that we have a potluck refreshment table!!!

We will be having regular weekly Milongas in other nice venues in Nairobi, ckeck our website for regular updates!!!
For more information contact: nairobi.tango@patamango.com

June 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm 2 comments

Tango Dancing: La Milonga Michelangelo, May 22 2010 @ Italian Institute of Culture

The Patamango Association for Argentine Tango is pleased to announce La Milonga Michelangelo — the first public milonga in Nairobi — offering a weekly opportunity to dance Argentine Tango in Nairobi. La Milonga Michelangelo will open its doors on Saturday 22 May 2010 at 20h, at the Sala Michelangelo at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.

Saturday 22 May 2010 from 20h to 23h, then every Saturday
Location:  Sala Michelangelo, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Grenadier Tower 5th floor, Woodvale Groove, Westlands (across from Gypsy’s Bar)
Music by dj  Mario
Tango class  From 18h30-19h45, open to all tangueros, precedes the milonga

To make the inaugural Milonga Michelangelo special for everybody, the entrance as well as the tango class is free.  For subsequent evenings, we will request a participation of 500 KSh to cover costs — this will be payable once per evening for anyone participating in the class and/or the milonga.

To help the enjoyment of the evening there will be  a refreshments table to which everyone is invited to help themselves — any contribution to the refreshments table you may wish to bring along will be very much appreciated!

For any further details please contact the Patamango Association by either sending email to nairobi.tango@patamango.com or via SMS on +254 715 357 507.
http://www.patamango.com/milonga-michelangelo

May 19, 2010 at 10:55 am Leave a comment


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