Friday, December 7, 2012

The Day of Tango celebrated with a big tango ball in Sofia

As every year during the last 8 years on 11th December the Bulgarian community will celebrate the argentine Day of Tango with a special event. This year this will be a big Tango Ball organized by Tanguerin with the support of the Embassy of Argentina in Bulgaria, which will take place at Interpred Trade Center in Sofia. The audiovisual setting during the evening will be specially selected and compiled so as to represent the history of the danceable tango music. As usual, the musical format of the evening will follow the tradition of the classic Buenos Aires milonga with tandas (a group of 3-5 musical pieces performed by the same orchestra) and cortinas (short musical intermissions between two tandas). The only difference will be that this time the tandas will be ordered chronologically, starting with the danceable tango from the beginning of 20th century and ending with music by contemporary tango ensembles. Each tanda will be accompanied with visuals presenting the performing orchestra or other important personalities and moments from the time of the performance. Elegant attire is compulsory for all guests and the organizers reserve the right to restrict access to the event for inappropriately dressed visitors. All dancers are kindly asked to bring special shoes for dancing as well as to observe the codes and etiquette of the traditional Buenos Aires milongas that include among other things, invitation by eye contact and nodding (cabeceo), moving in circular lanes on the dance floor (ronda) and changing the partner at the end of each tanda.

The culminating point of the tango ball celebrating the Day of Tango is a unique fashion show featuring demonstrations of bulgarian tango dancers who will present clothes from the latest collection of the only Bulgarian  designer label for tango dance clothing Abrazos Tango Wear. The label was founded in the beginning of 2012 by two Bulgarian tangueras, Maria Uzunova and Gergana Boeva, who were led by their passion for tango and love for beautiful clothes with original design. Their aim is to create clothes full of movement providing more comfort and underlining the individuality of the dancer. All clothes by Abrazo are tailor made and done by hand using a great diversity of materials and colors. The slogan of the label says it all: "Dance your life in style!".

The Tango Ball will take place in Sofia hall of the Interpred Trade Center on 36 Dragan Tsankov Blvd with doors opening at 8 pm. During the evening the bar will offer argentine wines from Graffigna and those who want to party in style may do it with sparkling wine No1 in France, Café de Paris, with which the organizers pay tribute to the French capital as one of the most important historical centers for the popularization of the argentinean tango in Europe.

More information about the event can be found on the official page of the celebrations of the Day of Tango in Sofia