Friday, December 23, 2005

Milonga Carnavalito 2005 by TanguerIN - a costume milonga before Christmas

TanguerIN Tango Studio Presents:

M I L O N G A   C A R N A V A L I T O

!!!  milonga with masks and costumes  !!!

~ prizes for the best costumes ~

23 December, Friday, 8 p.m.
Entrance: 2 BGL
Classica Art Gallery, 32 Yuri Venelin St.

Friday, December 9, 2005

TanguerIN celebrates the Day of Tango and its first birthday.

Photo by Marisa Colmeiro
On 11th December, tango lovers around the world celebrate Argenina's National Day of Tango. On this day TanguerIN Studio and the Red House Center for Culture and Debate in cooperation with Tango Festival Buenos Aires and Classica Gallery organize in the Red House building on 15 Luben Karavelov St.  a series of events dedicated to the argentine tango. Its culmination will be the opening of the photo exhibition "Argentine Tango - from Buenos Aires to Sofia", which will be on display at the Red House Center until the end of December. The events celebrating the Day of Tango are taking place with the kind support of the Embassy of the Republic of Argentina and are sponsored by Linexa Property. Media partners of the project are One Magazine and Retro Radio.

The complete scheduled of events is as follows:

2.00 pm - Lecture "Tango music - history and styles" (in Bulgarian) by Ivo Parushev from TanguerIN Studio, entrance 2/1 lv.;

3.00 pm - Dance classes in argentine tango for beginners and presentations of tango schools and teachers, free entrance;

6.00 pm - Opening of the photo exhibition "Argentine tango - from Buenos Aires to Sofia" and presentation of the award of the photo competition "Argentine tango in Bulgaria", free entrance;

7.00 pm - Tango fashion show and dance performances, free entrance;

8.00 pm - Tango Zona - electrotango party with DJ Ivo, entrance 4/3 lv.

The photo exhibition and all other events celebrating the Day of Tango are conceived and coordinated by TanguerIN Studio, an organization promoting the argentine tango and the authentic tango spirit and culture in Bulgaria through dance classes and workshops, dance parties (milongas), concerts, lectures, exhibitions, discussions and other events related to the dance and music of tango. A year ago, TanguerIN Studio deliberately chose the Argentina's National Day of Tango as its launch date and by celebrating it now TanguerIN also marks its first birthday.

Event flyer:

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Photo Exhibition "Argentine Tango - from Buenos Aires to Sofia"

TanguerIN Tango Studio
jointly with the Red House Center for Culure and Debate and Classica Gallery


photo exhibition

Photographs from the contest Las Milongas en Argenina (Buenos Aires, 2005) and
The Argentinean Tango in Bulgaria (Sofia, 2005)

13 - 30 December (closed on Sunday and Monday)
Opening: 11 December, 6.00 p.m.
The Red House Center for Culture and Debate, 15 Ljuben Karavelov St., Sofia

sponsored by LINEXA PROPERTY
media partners: Edno Magazine, Retro Radio

"Milonga 2" by Luis Micou, winner of the contest Las Milongas en Argentina

The photo exhibition "Argentinean tango - from Buenos Aires to Sofia" aims at showing how argentinean tango is represented and experienced in two places in the world, Argentina and Bulgaria - two distant countries with respect to both geographical position and historical relation to tango. Argentina is the birth place of tango, where this music and dance have been part of people's daily lives for more than 100 years. Bulgaria is a country where the authentic argentinean tango appeared only in the last decade, but quickly and surely gains popularity.

The exhibition is situated in two parts. The first part exhibits the photos from the photo contest Las Milongas en Argentina, the fruit of a joint effort by the VII Buenos Aires Tango Festival, the Argentine School of Photography and Fotomundo magazine, sponsored by Kodak Argentina. This contest aimed at directing the photographer's eye to milongas as representations of the Argentine popular culture but excluding the stage tango sphere. The pieces were meant to depict people at dancehalls, clubs, parties, on the street, or any dance gathering where a feeling is embodied, taking shape to the rhythm of Tango. They could also reflect an atmosphere, the wait-by-the-table ritual, the decoration, the orchestras indeed, as well as those details that contribute to a deeper understanding of the milonga essence.

The second part exhibits photos from a similar contest, which took place in November 2005 in Bulgaria and was jointly organized by TanguerIN Tango Studio, The Red House Center for Culture and Debate and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Bulgaria. The aim of the Bulgarian contest, named The Argentinean Tango in Bulgaria was to represent the activities of the tango community in Sofia. During the opening of the exhibition the winner of the contest will be announced and awarded a prize.

Combining the best works from both contest, the exhibition shows how the spirit of the music and the dance erases the borders, the distance and the differences between two nations and will serve as a cultural bridge between Bulgaria and Argentina. The exhibition will also be a big milonga - during the opening hours argentinean tango will be played and all the visitors will be free to dance.

"All we need is..." by Ludmil Dimitrov, official selection of the contest "The Argentinean Tango in Bulgaria"

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Talk and discussion on argentine tango at Close Up Discussion Club



talk & presentation by Ivo Parushev (TanguerIN Tango Studio)

followed by an open discussion on the reasons for the worldwide rise in popularity of the argentine tango in recent years

22 6th September St.

8 December 2005, Thursday, 6.30 p.m.

free entrance 

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ivo and Nadia from TanguerIN Studio teach tango at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia

Following an invitation by the Dance Theatre Department at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFIZ) in Sofia, Ivo and Nadia from TanguerIN Studio will lead a regular class & practica at the Academy teaching argentine tango to students, faculty and alumni of the Academy. This invitation has been a recognition of the accomplishments of the founders of TanguerIN Studio and their contribution to the development of the argentine tango in Bulgaria.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Tango Ball 2005 by TangueIN

TanguerIN Tango Studio hosts a
T A N G O  B A L L
 on 23 November 2005, from 8 PM
in the Sports & Entertainment Club on 3 Kaloyan St.

with live tango music performed by:
Svetoslav Dermedzhiev (cello)
Tzvetelina Nenkova (piano)

~ free sparkling wine ~
~ prizes for the best looking dance couples ~

DJ Ivo

Dress Code: Black Tie / Formal
Entrance: 5 lv.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween milonga 2005 by TanguerIN

TanguerIN Studio presents:
H A L L O W E E N    M I L O N G A 

31 OCTOBER, 2005, 9 pm




Friday, October 21, 2005

Ivo and Nadia from TanguerIN are on the cover of a new tango CD

Ivo and Nadia from TanguerIN were invited to be the faces of a new compilation CD with tango music entitled "The Best of The Tango". The CD, which is produced by Orpheus Music/Warner Music, features the founders of TanguerIN Studio on its cover as photographed by Pavel Chervenkov. As part of the promotion campaign, Ivo and Nadia will present the CD and the activities of TanguerIN Studio on all major Bulgarian TV and radio stations.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Milonga De Los Abanicos (Milonga with Folding Fans) by TanguerIN

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* Photo by Luis Micou

Friday, September 23, 2005

La Milonguita Party at Classica Art Gallery by TanguerIN

Starting from October 2005 TanguerIN Tango Studio organizes a tango party La Milonguita every Friday from 8 pm at the Classica Art Gallery in Sofia. The Gallery is notable for its collection of classical Bulgarian paintings. La Milonguita is an effort to combine the spirit of the tango with the spirit of the classical Bulgarian fine art. Classica Art Gallery is located on 32 Yuri Venelin St.
Photo: Krassimir Stoyanov

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Black-and-white milonga by TanguerIN

Black and white - as a silent movie, an old photograph, the keys of a piano, the tiles on the floor of a tango bar in Buenos Aires! TanguerIN Tango Studio organized for all tango lovers to a black & white milonga on 21st September 2005, in the Sports and Entertainment Club on 3 Kaloyan St. in Sofia. There was a prize draw for those dressed in black & white!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Tango Nuevo workshops with Ivo and Nadia

In September, TanguerIN Tango Studio will host three workshops on tango nuevo. Tango nuevo is a relatively recent phenomenon in the dance of argentine tango. It emerged in the last decade as a new way of understanding and teaching the dancing of tango, stressing on the structure of the dance and the organity of the movement. Tango nuevo utilizes new techinques and methods some of which are borrowed from various contemporary dance forms and styles. The workshops are taught by Ivo and Nadia and aim at introducing dancers to some of the most characteristic figures and techniques of this increasingly popular tango style.

Workshop schedule and details:


13th September, Tuesday, 9 pm - 10.30 pm, TANGO NUEVO I: Inclination of the axis - Colgadas & Volcadas

20th September, Tuesday, 9 pm - 10.30 pm, TANGO NUEVO II: Communication through the legs - Enroscadas & Levantadas

(NEW DATE & TIME) 1st October, Saturday, 4 pm - 5.30 pm, TANGO NUEVO III: Women's Technique


Price per workshop: 5 lv.

Location: Migulel's Dance Studio, No 13, 20th April Street

Notes: All workshops are for intermediate/advanced dancers. Participation with a partner is strongly recommended for workshops I and II. Workshop III is free for men (leaders).

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Pink milonga by TanguerIN

Another "color milonga" organized by TanguerIN Studio took place on 17th August 2005 in the Sports and Entertainment Club on 3 Kaloyan St. This time the color of the milonga was pink. Pink is considered to be an aristrocratic color in many countries including Argentina, with one of the landmark buildings in Buenos Aires being the Casa Rosada ("The Pink House") which is the seat of the President of the Argentine Republic. As usual, everyone who wore the color of the milonga was entitled to participate in a prize draw. The music for the milonga was selected by TanguerIN's resident DJ Ivo.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Blue-and-white milonga by TanguerIN

TanguerIN Tango Studio organised a blue and white milonga on 20th July 2005, Wednesday, in the Sports & Entertainment Club on 3 Kaloyan street, near Rila Hotel. Blue and white were chosen as the most suitable summer colors. For the milonga, in particular, light blue was recommended - after all, light blue and white are the colors of Argentina's national flag! During the milonga there was a prize draw for all people dressed in the colors of the milonga.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Open air pool milonga by TanguerIN in the summer of 2005

During the summer of 2005 TanguerIN Tango Studio hosts an open air tango party - MILONGA DE LA AGUA - every Monday from 7.30 pm until 10.30 pm at the Victoria beach club in the centre of Sofia, on 12-14 Slaveykov Blvd (behind Captain Cook Restaurant). The entrance is 2 lv. The milonga takes place by the outdoor swimming pool and swimming is allowed at no extra cost for those who want to cool down the passion. The music is selected by DJ Ivo with plenty of alternative and contemporary tango pieces along with the classical tangos, milongas and valsecitos
This milonga replaces TanguerIN's B29 Milonga on Mondays until further notice. However, in the case of rain on Monday evening the milonga will still take place at the usual Monday venue: B29 Piano Bar on 29 Vladaiska Street (near the Ministry of Agriculture).

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Orange milonga on Children's Day

TanguerIN Tango Studio organized an orange milonga party on June 1st 2005, when Bulgaria celebrates Children's Day. Everybody was encouraged to wear something orange  to contribute to the party spirit. All those wearing orange took part in a prize draw to win a dinner for two at the trendy Background Club Restaurant in Sofia. Entrance to the milonga was free.

Friday, May 20, 2005

TanguerIN celebrates Argenina's national holiday with a milonga

Argentina's National Holiday 25th May (Revolución de Mayo) 2005 will be celebrated at the Tango Bar milonga which will take place on the same day in the Sports & Entertainment Center on 3 Kaloyan Street, near the Rila Hotel in the center of Sofia. Argentine wine will be served throughout the evening along with traditional Argentine empanadas, cooked by Bulgarian tangueras. There will be special prizes for the most elegant dancers. The party starts at 8pm and will continue until 1am.

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Tango Bar - a new milonga by TanguerIN Studio

Starting from May 2005, TanguerIN Studio organizes a milonga called Tango Bar in the Sports and Entertainment Club on 3 Kaloyan St. in the center of Sofia. The milonga takes place every Wednesday from 8.00 pm until midnight. Before the milonga TanguerIN will run special tango classes and practicas and once a month the milonga will have a special theme and will feature prize draws related to that theme. The team of TanguerIN Studio hopes with this milonga to enrich and bring excitement to the life of the tango community in Sofia as well as to increase the popularity of tango among the non-dancing public.


Monday, May 2, 2005

Milonga and Milonga-Traspie classes in May and June 2005

In May and June 2005, Ivo and Nadia from TanguerIN Studio will teach milonga & milonga traspie classes every Tuesday from 21:00 till 22:30 at Salsa Salon de Miguel Rodriguez on 13, 20th April St. (well into the court on the right hand side). Participation with a partner is strongly recommended. The price per class is 5 lv. Pre-paid cards for 5 classes are available at the price of 20 lv. The cards are valid for all classes held by TanguerIN Tango Studio.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Tango concert by Trio Nedyalkova-Grozdev-Zheliazkov

On 7th May, Saturday, TanguerIN Tango Studio will host a concert entitled "A Sense of Tango" which will take place from 5.30 pm in the Sofia City Art Gallery on 1 Gurko St. Works of Astor Piazzolla, including Las Estaciones and Muerte del Angel, as well as selected argentine tangos will be performed by:

Mariela Nedyalkova (violin)
Nikolay Grozdev (cello)
Evgeny Zheliazkov (piano)

During the event all tango lovers will have the opportunity to dance to the live performance. Entrance costs 3 lv.

On this occasion, the Bulgarian audience will be able to hear Argentinian music performed by Bulgarian musicians living in Argentina. Violinist Mariela Nedyalkova and cellist Nikolay Grozdev have been living and working in Mendoza, Argentina, since 1992. University professors, performing musicians, winners of musical awards and participants in many chamber music festivals they research and promote the contemporary music of Argentina and Latin America. For their concert in Sofia they are joined by pianist Evgeny Zheliazkov who has a rich history of performances and concerts with many famous orchestras and musicians in Bulgaria, winner of the prestigious "Chrystal Lyre" award.

About the musicians:

MARIELA NEDYALKOVA was born in Russe, she is a graduate of the State Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov", where she studied violin with Prof. Dora Ivanova. She has taught at the High School of Arts in Russe and has performed with the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1992 she lives and works as university lecturer and orchestra musician in Mendoza, Argentina. As a soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mendoza and the Symphony Orchestra of San Juan she has performed concerts by Bach, Prokofiev and the Argentine premiere of Sinfonia Concertante for violin and harpe by L. Schpor. She has performed at many festivals with various chamber formations and is a winner of the Federal Chamber Music Competition "Camping Musical Bariloche" in Buenos Aires. She has been invited by Al. Lysy to participate in the annual festival organized by his foundation in Carilo, Argentina. She manages and promotes research projects on violin methodology and contemporary Latin American music for violin and piano.    

NIKOLAY GROZDEV was born in Russe. In 1989 he graduated with a Masters' degree from the State Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia having studied cello with prof. Zdravko Yordanov. He has been a performing musician with the Russe Philharmonic Orquestra. Since 1992 he lives in Argentina where he has been working at the Chamber Orchestra of St. Louis, the Symphony Orchestra of Univesridad Nacional de Cuyo and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mendoza with which he has performed also as a soloist. He has also been performing actively with various chamber formations. He is a winner of the Federal Chamber Music Competition in Buenos Aires organized by Camping Musical Bariloche and performs regularly at the annual chamber music festivals in the province of Mendoza. He has performed for the first time in Argentina a number of contemporary works by Krumb, Guerra-Peixe, G. Noble, Russovich and others. Since 2000 he is the leading professor of the cello department at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. He participates in various research projects focused on studying and promoting contemporary Argentine and Latin American music.

EVGENY ZHELYAZKOV has studied piano at the State Musical Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" with Prof. Lili Atanasova and Teodora Nestorova. In 1989 he has participated in the F. Buzoni International Competition in Italy. Since 1990 he has been teaching at the High School of Arts in Russe. He has been performing as a soloist with the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra and the Youth Festival Orchestra of the "March Musical Days" International Festival. He has performed with violinist Svetlin Russev and with many well-known artists such as Petko Radev, Georgi Spassov, Christian van der Borgt, Ventzislav Nikolov, Pristis Quartet, singers Pavel Gerdzhikov, Mariana Tzvetkova, Orlin Anastasov, Stefka Mineva, Violeta Shahanova etc. He has been a member of the jury at the Franz Schubert National Competition in 1997 and 1999 and from 2001 he is the chairman of the competition's organizing committee. He has recordings at the Bulgarian National Radio and Television and the Bucharest radio. He is the choir master of the Prof. Vassil Arnaudov Choir in Russe. In 2001 he has received the prestigious "Chrystal Lyre" award for high artistic achievements of the Union of Bulgarian Musician and Dancers. In the summer of 2004 he has worked as pianist at the Master Class given by Prof. Mincho Minchev in Arkutino.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Tango workshops in May and June 2005

TanguerIN Tango Studio organizes a series of tango workshops called "Taller De Tango" in the weekends during May and June 2005. Each workshop aims at studying a specific group of tango figures and their application in the dance.

Schedule and topics of the workshops:

14 May, Saturday: Ochos Cortados
29 May, Sunday: Mordidas (Sandwiches)
4 June, Saturday: Barridas
11 June, Saturday: Sacadas
18 June, Saturday: Ganchos

All workshops will be taught by Ivo and Nadia

Price: 5 lv. per workshop
Pre-paid card for 5 classes: 20 lv. (valid for all classes by TanguerIN Tango Studio)

Salsa Salon de Miguel Rodriguez
20th April St, No13 (well into the court on the right-hand side)

Participation with partner is recommended!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Spring tango vals workshops by TanguerIN

In April 2005 TanguerIN Tango Studio will give a series of tango-vals workshops. The romantic and beautiful music of the tango-vals is a wonderful way to enjoy the spring.

Tango-vals* workshop schedule:

Saturday, 2 April 2005, 15:00-16:30 - Tango-vals workshop 1: Musicality and rhythm, caminatas & giros

Saturday, 9 April 2005, 15:00-16:30 - Tango-vals workshop 2: Characteristic figures, cadenas

Saturday, 16 April 2005, 15:00-16:30 - Tango-vals workshop 3: Characteristic embellishments, enrosques & agujas

Partner required.
Prerequisites - basic knowledge of tango argentino, posture, walking, basic figure (la base or paso basico), ochos, giro.

Price: 5 leva per seminar.

Location: Triaditza Sport Centre, 13 Jordan Jovkov St.(opposite Ivan Vazov Market, behind block No10), Strelbishte (Buses Nos 76,74,102, trolleybus No 8, tramway Nо 1 - station Ivan Vazov Market).

Practice the steps and figures learned during the workshops
Saturday, 23 April, 15:00-16:30
Saturday, 30 April, 15:00-16:30
Price: 3 lv.


*Whether it is called tango-vals, argentine waltz, vals criollo or vals cruzado, it is all the same - argentine tango music played with a 3/4 beat, loved by many tango dancers and a vital part of every milonga.

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

February 2005 - month of the man at TanguerIN Studio

It is a well known fact that in the tango community in Bulgaria, as in many other countries, women severely outnumber man. As a result, many women are forced to watch from aside or to dance as leaders at group classes and milongas. For this reason, we thought it would be appropriate to try to make the tango popular among men and to offer them additional incentives to enter the wonderful world of tango argentino.

Therefore, we decided to announce February as the month of the man at TanguerIN Tango Studio and to commit ourselves to the following concessions throughout February for all men attending our classes and the women attracting new caballeros:

•    A discount of one lev for all men attending any individual or group classes and practicas of TanguerIN Tango Studio (this discount is not valid for milongas).
•    A discount of one lev for each lady introducing a new caballero to the classes and practicas of TanguerIN Tango Studio (each lady can get a discount for only one caballero per class/practica)

In addition, TanguerIN Tango Studio will give a series of workshops "FOR MEN ONLY" in February. These workshops will take place on Friday evenings (starting on February 11) in two groups of up to 5 people each, as follows:

Friday, 11 February - WORKSHOP A: Movement and leading. Balance. Active role of the leader.
Group 1 - 18:30-20:00
Group 2 - 20:00-21:30

Friday, 18 February - WORKSHOP B: Embellishments, traspies and foot play.
Group 1 - 18:30-20:00
Group 2 - 20:00-21:30

Friday, 25 February - WORKSHOP C: Technique for men: boleos, ganchos, giros, enrosques & agujas
Group 1 - 18:30-20:00
Group 2 - 20:00-21:30


The price of each workshop is 4 leva (the aforementioned discounts are not valid for these workshops). All workshops are taught by Ivo and take place at TanguerIN Studio, located in Strelbishte area, 10 Kostenski Vodopad St. Advance booking is required as places are limited. When booking, please specify in which workshop and in which group you wish to participate.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Sunday cafe with TanguerIN

As of January 30, 2005 TanguerIN Tango Studio starts a monthly series of special discussions in Bulgarian about the specifics of the tango of different orchestras and periods and their possible interpretations in the dance. The discussions take the form of informal meetings called Sunday TanguerIN Cafe which happen every last Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. at TanguerIN Studio, located on 10 Kostenski Vodopad St. A complimentary cup of coffee, tea or argeninean mate is served.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Milonga B29 - the first milonga by TanguerIN Studio

In January 2005, TanguerIN Tango Studio starts its first milonga - Milonga B29. It goes on every Monday at B29 Piano Bar in Sofia. The music is selected by DJ Ivo. The party starts at 19:30. Entrance costs 2 leva. There is also a beginners class just before the milonga starting at 18:30. B29 Piano Bar is on 29, Vladaiska St., off Hristo Botev Blvd., near the Ministry of Agriculture.

Monday, January 10, 2005

TanguerIN Studio group tango classes at Dance Zone

TanguerIN Studio announces its first group class in argentine tango for beginners from the start of January 2005 at Studio Dance Zone, a dance centre dedicated to the training of non-professional dancers. Classes take place every Wednesday from 7.30 pm to 9 pm. All classes will be taught by Ivo and Nadia.

Studio Dance Zone is located in the SofiaCentralPark Business Centre on 7 Sheinovo St. in the centre of Sofia. The price for the class is 32 lv. per month, payable in advance, and every participant is entitled to discounts for the gym and the sauna at Central Park Fitness