Friday, September 18, 2009

Musicality Workshops for Tango Dancers 2009 by TanguerIN

with Ivo and Nadia

28 September, Monday
7.00 pm - 10.00 pm - traditional tango

30 September, Wednesday
7.00 pm - 10.00 pm - contemporary tango (nuevo and electronico)

Location: The Czech/Slovak Club, 15 Krakra St., Sofia
Price: 20 lv. per workshop
Note: Each workshop is 180 min. long with a 15 min. break in the middle

The aim of these workshops is to present the specifics of argentine tango as a musical genre, as it is played today at the milongas around the world - from the orchestras before and during the Golden Age of tango to the electronic tango which has grown in polularity during the last decade.

The workshops will be led by Ivo and Nadia, founders of TanguerIN Studio, for whom the dancing of tango is unthinkable without knowing and loving the music. Long-time tango music collector and DJ, Ivo often gives similar workshops in Bulgaria and Switzerland.

The idea behind these workshops is that in tango dancing apart from the connection within the couple there is another very important connection - between the dance movement and the music that is being played. In the context of the improvised dance, such as the authentic argentine tango, knowing the music and the interpretations of the various orchestras is of extreme importance if one is to feel the inner magic and beauty of tango and to use the body as a musical instrument with which to "play" the music.

The workshops cover the following topics:
- the characteristics of the rhythm and the melody of argentine tango and the difference between the rhythmical base and the melodic rhythm
- the role of the various instruments
- the differences in the interpretation and the arrangements of the famous orchestras
- getting to know the form and the structure of tango music and how to predict the music in the case of unknown pieces.
- applying all of the above in the dance, using various figures corresponding to specific rhythmical or melodic elements and to the style of the various orchestras; how to do this improvising while dancing to known or unknown pieces.

It is not necessary to sign-up with a partner, although it is always appreciated if you bring someone along :-). During the workshops we will work individually and in couples and we will, of course, change partners.

It is not necessary to have any theoretical musical knowledge, the workshops are for people with no musical education. However, it is necessary that you already dance tango (min. 3 months experience). In general, the more experienced dancers will profit more from the material covered, however, we recommend the workshops to everyone who loves the music of argentine tango, wants to learn more about it and to enrich their dance with new ideas and figures.

We hope to make you enjoy dancing tango!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Legendary bandoneonist Rodolfo Mederos comes to Sofia

TanguerIN and Jazz+ present:
Legendary argentinean bandoneonist
Rodolfo Mederos
in a tango concert with
and tango dancers
Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio (Buenos Aires)
Sofia, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 17 November 2009, 7.30 pm

Bandoneonist, composer and arranger Rodolfo Mederos is a natural musician in every sense of the word. His forceful personality has produced a profound effect on tango, developing a style fraught with popular essence and emotion. In the mid-70's, after working with such giants of tango music as Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, he has decided to look for his own style. It was through his desire to search through other rhythms that he has managed to place himself as one of the most prominent figures of today's tango music.

As a performer, Rodolfo Mederos expresses a deep-felt musicality and conquers the audience with the emotional insightfulness of his interpretations. From every single note that he strikes, he draws a myriad of deep roots and good taste, typical for the greatest of artists. He is also an acclaimed composer and arranger, covering the whole range from popular to symphonic pieces for different instrumental groups. And throughout the years he has carved out a career as teacher and writer of texts on bandoneon as well as tango composition and orchestration, contributing to the formation of many of today's bandoneonists. All this makes Rodolfo Mederos a cornerstone, a quintessential figure of current tango.

"...the bandoneon has the ability to affect human existence with melancholy. One thing is to put sorrow into words; another is to feel the sorrow", says Rodolfo Mederos. "No other instrument has ever been able to express that language, that feeling."

With his trio including Armando De La Vega (guitar) and Sergio Rivas (double bass), Rodolfo Mederos will perform his virtuosic and yet emotionally intimate interpretations of classic tango pieces.

The trio will be joined on stage by the Argentinean tango dancers Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio, renowned for the dynamism of their dance and their breathtaking elegance. Their names are well known to tango lovers in Buenos Aires and around the globe. They have danced on almost every important stage in the world as part of the legendary company TangoX2 and have been invited as maestros to the biggest tango festivals. Since 2001 they direct and tour with their own tango company, Plan B.

On 17th of November through the music of Rodolfo Mederos trio and the dance of Natalia and Gabriel the audience will feel the meaning of maestro Mederos' words: "I firmly believe that a true artistic workpiece should always touch the spirit... It should always try to move the depths of our souls, at times violently."

Tickets are sold by Ticket Plus nework ( and at the Bulgaria Concert Hall box office on 1 Aksakov St. in Sofia.

Rodolfo Mederos official site:
Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio official site:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Argentine maestros Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio teach workshops in Sofia

TanguerIN Studio presents:

Workshop schedule and topics


7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Т1 - Tango Fundamentals: Structure of tango, role of the partners, essential vocabulary. (Beginners)

8.45 pm - 10.15 pm
TMV1 - Tango, Milonga & Vals 1: Fundamentals of the 3 dance forms of the Argentine tango. Technique, musicality and playful vocabulary. (Intermediate/Advanced)


7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
T2 - Natalia and Gabriel's Favorites: Daring and playful experimentations with the masters.  (Advanced)

8.45 pm - 10.15 pm
TMV2 - Tango, Milonga & Vals 2 (continuation class from TMW1): Advance technique and musicality.  Intriguing figures such as "enrosques" in vals, and "vaivenes" in milonga. (Intermediate/Advanced)

Additional information:

Location: All workshops will take place at the Czech Club Ballroom, on 15 Krakra St., Sofia.

Price: 25 lv. per workshop per person until 31st October, 30 lv./workshop/person after that

Language: All classes will be taught in English, additional explanations in Spanish are possible

Registration and payment: Registration starts from 1st September and will be strictly with a partner. NEW! It is possible that two followers register with one leader, counting as 1 couple, if they agree to work together as a group. Places are limited to 15 couples per class. Registration can be made by email on info[at]tanguerin[dot]com, however, it will be valid only upon receipt of payment within 5 days. Payment in cash can be made during any events by TanguerIN (classes, milongas etc.) For payment by bank transfer, please, contact us by mail and we will send you detailed instructions.

Information about the maestros:

Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio belong to the group of the world-class tango couples, who have marked the development of argentine tango in the last two decades. They started their joint professional career as tango dancers in 1991.  In 1992 they were invited to dance in one of the most famous tango companies of all times, Tango x 2 for which they worked 5 years. During this period they performed in almost every big theater in the world as part of the shows Homenaje a Gardel, Perfumes de Tango and Una noche de Tango. In 2001 they formed their own dance company, "Plan B", with which they produced two shows - "Tango Under Construction" in 2001 and "Plan B Tango" in 2004. All these years, whether in a milonga or on a theatre stage, their performances have always been characterized by high professionalism, dynamism and breathtaking elegance.

Natalia and Gabriel are of that rare breed of tango dancers who are equally renowned as performers and teachers. In their classes they teach the style of dancing emblematic for the porteños, starting with the legacy of their own masters (legends such as Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Mingo Pugliese, Lampazo and others), then adding their own "new generation" flavor to show you the secrets of tango as it is danced today in the milongas of Buenos Aires. For many years they have been giving regular classes in famous Buenos Aires milongas such as Parakultural, Gricel, Club Almagro, Salon Canning etc., inspiring and teaching many of today's young argentine tango stars.

Few are the countries where Natalia and Gabriel have not yet worked as guest teachers or dancers, and there is hardly a major tango festival in the world on which they have not been invited. The festivals of Berlin, Lausanne, Sitges, Bologna, Miami, Oslo, Paris, London, Stockholm, Genova, Tel-Aviv, Sidney and many others have featured the maestros in the past years. They have also received numerous invitations from important non-tango events. Those include the World Dance Festival in Tokyo, where in 2003 they have danced for an audience of some 10,000 people in Nippon Budokan, the Classic Open Air 2002 in Berlin, where they performed with the Deutches Filmorchester Babelsberg, a special demonstration to Mikhail Baryshnikov in 2003, to name but a few.

Following its practice to bring tango dancers of international reputation to Bulgaria, TanguerIN Studio invited Gabriel and Natalia to give 4 classes for tango dancers from different levels in Sofia from 16 to 18 November 2009. Undoubtedly, their visit will allow tango fans in Bulgaria to experience the art and teaching of maestros that have contributed to the shaping of today's argentine tango.

Visit Natalia and Gabriel's website here

See video of Natalia and Gabriel dancing here

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TanguerIN accepts registrations for the 6th edition of the International Istanbul Tango Festival

For a fourth year in a row TanguerIN is the official parther and representative for Bulgaria of the International Istanbul Tango Festival. The 6th edition of the festival will take place between 2 and 5 July 2009 and will feature classes and shows by 5 internetionally acclaimed argentinean tango couples, live performances of 2 tango orchestras, 4 milongas in famous historical locations in Istanbul with tango DJs from all over the world including TanguerIN's DJ Ivo. Detailed information about participating artists, schedule of events and prices can be found on the festival's website Tango lovers from Bulgaria can register through TanguerIN for the classes of the festival with 5% discount.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Avant-garde tango group Astillero live in Sofia

For those who love the contemporary forms of tango music, Messechina Music organizes 2 concerts of the Argentine tango group Astillero in Sofia on 20 and 21 April at the Central Military Club.

Astillero opens the challenge with its music. This rock-solid group starts tango out to a completely new vision, rough and violent, according to the times we live in. Astillero is a tango formation that has nothing to do with the "tango" of our collective conciousness.

The orchestra, even though it is composed of classical instruments associated with tango, is revolutionary. It is the first sextet in the history of tango formed by two bandoneons, violin, cello, double bass and piano. And there's more: they only play their own new compositions. They have a repertoire of new tangos, instrumentals and songs, generating their own identity, inextricably linked with modern life. The sounds of Astillero are the sounds of Buenos Aires today and the way they play the music refects the unbalance of this city in which we are inmersed. It kicks, breaks, hurts, moves. The new lyrics add their weight in this rawness. A rough but tender voice, that cares and tears at the same time. But the concept does not end there, but keeps on developing by means of video images perfectly designed to join this hecatomb of sound. Impacting in shapes and colors projected over the players, completing the dynamic of the music.  An innovative proposal, original, different, to enjoy the new wave of tango : Tango de Ruptura.

The members, although young, have an important history among the genre. Their experience and research as musicians has led them to a fundamental teaching duty which is carried in different institutions (School of Popular music of Avellaneda, Conservatory of Styles Argentino Galván, National Academy of Tango, in between others) and for the last two years, in the Orlando Goñi School, created by themselves and other young tango musicians.

Since the conception of Astillero the group has earned international recongition thanks to diverse tours. In Europe they are well known and called back every year to take part in diferent events. This year, for instance, the Orchestra has been selected out from 900 groups from all over the world to be part of the prestigious « Womex », Music World Festival.

The activities of the orchestra go on and its music is gaining ground. The solid esthetic of Astillero attracts new groups as old masters. This is reflected in their compositions that pose a completely new approach to the genre. So much so that in November the new album « Sin descanso en Bratislava (Glosas fuera de tiempo) » will be released, including a very special guest Master Leopoldo Federico.

More information can be found on the special event website from where you cana also download photos and where you can listen to Astillero's music:

You can listen to Astillero's music on the websites of the group:

You can see videos from Astillero's concerts on:

You can buy tickets for the concerts in Sofia from, more details here:
Official poster

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Workshops with dancers from Gustavo Russo's show Tango Seduccion

TanguerIN Studio presents:


members of Gustavo Russo's TANGO SEDUCCION

Sofia, 6 April, 2009

19:00 - 20:30 - class for beginners and intertmediates taught by ARIEL PEREZ & ESTHER GARABALI (Buenos Aires)
20:45 - 22:15 - class for intermediates and advanced taught by CRISTIAN CISNEROS & VIRGINIA PORRINO (Buenos Aires)

Price: 20 lv. (10 Eur) per person per class

Location: The Czech Club ballroom, 15 Krakra St., Sofia

More information about the teaching dancers:

Cristian and Virginia are world renowned tango dancers, famous for their classical style of tango. They have performed in many show such as "El Querandi", "Sabor a Tango", "Cafe Tortoni" etc. Cristian and Virginia have toured extensively in Argentina and the rest of the world, demonstrating their ability in famous theatres such as the "National Cervantes", "Astral" and "President Alvear". They have performed on TV programmed such as "Argentissima", "La Noche con Amigos" and "El Gran Debut". Between 2003 and 2007 they were part of the famous show "Forever Tango" and since 2000 they are part of the cast of TANGO SEDUCCION.

During their tango dancing career, Ariel and Esther have danced with first class artists around the world - in South America with Julio Iglesias, in the United States with Atilio Stampone's Orchestra. They have also been part of the cast of "Argentina Tango Review" presented in the United States and "Historias de Tango" and "Tango Venus" presented around Japan. They were also a part of the Mariano Mores Orchestra show. In Argentina they have danced in renowned shows like "La Ventana", "Cano 14", "Michelangelo" and "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel". In 2002 they joined the cast of TANGO SEDUCCION.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Gustavo Russo's show Tango Sedcucion on tour in Bulgaria

Dingo Music presents:

The Dance Sensation from Buenos Aires

2 April, 7.00 pm, DKS, Varna
3 April, 7.00 pm, DKS "Vassil Levski", Veliko Tarnovo
4 April, 7.00 pm, Bourgas Opera, Bourgas
5 April, 7.00 pm, Dohodno Zdanie, Russe
7 and 8 April, 7.00 pm, NDK, Hall 1, Sofia

Tickets are available at the box offices of DKS Varna, DKS Veliko Tarnovo, Bourgas Opera, Dohodno Zdanie Rousse, NDK Sofia, in the networks of,  and (including online), at Piccadilly Supermarkets and Office 1 Superstore.

TanguerIN Studio is an official partner of this event.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tango Recreo will have its second edition in May 2009

Luis Mendez and Gaby Gonzalez
The popular retreat event Tango Recreo, organized by TanguerIN which combines tango dance classes and recreational entertainment in the mountains will have its second edition in May 2009. Tango Recreo a three day immersion into the emotions of the argentine tango amidst the beautiful nature of Bulgaria. The aim is to relax from the stress and the tension of the big city and to enjoy the tranquility, the clean air and the energy of the nature indulging in the beauty of the dance and the music. Three days in which the nature will merge with our inner energy, released through tango, helping us to improve our movements and communication during the dance, to be more creative and natural and to sense better the music and our partner. Three days in which we will learn new things, develop what we already know, experiment with the music and the dance and have fun.

Tango recreo 2009 will take place between 22 and 24 May in Borovec, one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountain resorts located in Rila mountains, just 80 km from Sofia. Our special guests and teachers during this period will be Luis Méndez & Gabriela González, dancers and maestros from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who will teach a total of 6 classes for different levels and will perform a show during one of the eventings. For more information about the event and how to register visit

Monday, January 19, 2009

TanguerIN Studio presents:

Intensive Course for Tango DJs (musicalizadores)

24-25 January 2009

Nikolay Shmirgela Gallery Workshop
30 Parensov St., Sofia

Lecturer: Ivo Parushev (aka DJ Ivo, DJ tanguerin)

Price: 30 lv.

Schedule of classes:
24 January 2009 (Saturday) - 5.30 pm - 8.00 pm
25 January 2009 (Sunday) - 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Course Description

The course draws upon:
- the lecturer's vast experience as tango DJ and collector of tango music,
- many years of studying the method and personal style of famous Buenos Aires DJs
- the behavour and needs of tango dancers from different tango communities all over the world

Who should attend this workshop:

- current and prospective dj's and "musicalizadores" of milongas and practicas;
- current and wannabe tango teachers and milonga organizers;
- tango music lovers, musicians and people interested in the history of tango music;
- tango music collectors;
- all tango aficionados who want to learn more about the music and the culture of the milonga.

Workshop curriculum:

1. What is special about the music for milongas.
2. Traditional tango orchestras playing music suitable for milongas, the main characteristics of the style of the most popular orchestras.
3. Periods in the history of tango music and how to use music from each of them.
4. What is alternative tango, tango nuevo, neotango, electronic tango and their use in milongas.
5. Creating and maintaining/updating a collection of tango music for milongas - sources, must-have albums/pieces, "hits" etc.
6. Codes, customs and unwritten rules in selecting music for milongas, the principle of the tanda and the cortina etc.
7. Tanda formats, mixing traditional genres for the traditional mionga (tango, vals, milonga) as well as other less widely used genres (candombe, foxtrot, chacarera etc.).
8. Contemporary and alternative approaches to the musical format of the milonga.
9. Format and quality of the music.
10. Building a playlist, combining orchestras and styles, ready playlist vs. compiling "on the go".
11. Creating and controlling the mood and the energy of the milonga, taste and preferences of the dancers.
12. Managing different types of milongas (regular, special, thematic, festival, milongas with shows/live music, marathons etc.).
12. Technical aspects of providing music for milongas - sound equipment, accessories, software etc. 

Practical part:

Each participant will be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge obtained during the course by DJ-ing for one night at La Milonguita milonga, which takes place every Friday in Twins Club in Sofia. Moreover, this assignment will be paid (proportionally to the number of people attending the milonga) and thus each participant will be able to practice in real time and at the same get back some of the money paid for the course.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Workshops with argentinean maestros Celine Ruiz and Damian Rosenthal

TanguerIN Studio proudly presents:
Tango classes
with world-famous tango maestros
in Sofia

Class program:

30 January (Friday)
CLASS 1: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm - leading and disassociation in tango (all levels)
CLASS 2: 8.45 pm - 10.15 pm - boleos, structure and application for men and women (intermediate/advanced)

31 January (Starurday)
CLASS 3: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm - milonga (all levels)
CLASS 4: 3.45 pm - 5.15 pm - combination of movements out of axis: colgadas-volcadas (intermediate/advanced)

1 February (Sunday)
CLASS 6: 11.00 am - 12.30 am - different dynamic in the embrace: open/close/out-of-axis (advanced) ... ATTENTION! CHANGE IN THE TIME OF CLASS 6 !!!!!!! ...
CLASS 5: 12.45 am - 2.15 pm - tango nuevo sequence for the dance floor (intermediate)

Location for all classes: The Czech Club Hall, Krakra St. No15, Sofia

All classes will be taught in English

Registration in couples.

Price per person for one class:
1-3 classes - 36 BGN/18 EUR
> 3 classes - 32 BGN/16 EUR

30th January, Friday
La Mionguita
Twins Club
NDK (National Palace of Culture), west side, 2nd level, enter from outside
1 Bulgaria Sq.
9 pm - 2 am
DJ Mala
Entrance 12 BGN