Friday, June 18, 2010

Opening night @ Stenungsbaden

Oh my god, what is this! This hotel that we’re in is something different. It’s on a hill, with view on the sea/lake, beach volley outside, and lots of light. The milongas take place on the sixth floor, which makes for a great panorama.

The first milonga on Thursday started with a baile de maestros and the fabulous Sexteto Milonguero.

It also featured the by now legendary parlando intro on Cafe Dominguez by Esteban. Something tells us we might be expected some Brazilian improvisation tonight, when the Sexteto plays again.

And then, of course there was a milonga, where the international crowd could meet with the Swedish locals. A very friendly bunch, as far as we can tell now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tangocamp behind the scenes

The film crew here is very active, and have made some really nice ‘official’ trailers, but some of the material was a bit too chaotic to be shown in those. So they made a ‘behind the scenes’ video. Enjoy!

Tangocamp 2010 Italy Behind the scenes from DK Video Productions on Vimeo.

Teaser video: Tangocamp Italy

Just like they did for Germany, the excellent video team (Georgios, Dimitris & Efi) has compiled a teaser video from the best shots of Tangocamp Italy.


Tangocamp 2010 Italy teaser from DK Video Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday performances @ Rome

Sunday featured a ‘DJ battle’ between Peppe di Gennaro and Luca Lamberti, which was actually much more harmonious than it sounds.

The demos started with the Roman teacher couple Daniel Montano & Natalia Ochoa, with a powerful and dynamic exhibition.

Then came Javier & Andrea, displaying their mastery of the Villa Urquiza style.

The performances ended with the top of the bill Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Ann, who amused the crowd with their feeling for drama and delicate dancing.

And so the demos ended for Roma, and the floor filled with dancers for a lot more hours after that.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday performances @ Rome

On Saturday the DJ was not just a DJ, it was the Tango Groovemaster SuperSabino from Venice. With an excellent selection of tango songs and memorable cortinas from the 80’s he took the crowd on a wonderful tango trip from the evening until the morning.



Still, we also had some demonstrations from maestros around midnight. First came Mr Smooth Mazen Kiwan, from Lebanon, together with the gracious Maria Filali from Paris, doing their first show of the festival.

Then it was time for Esteban and Evelyn from Uruguay. They got a enthusiastic reaction from the crowd for their masterful display of musicality.

The last show was by Alejandra and Adrian, who not only danced with elegance and skill, but undoubtedly were the best dressed couple of the evening.