SUNDAY MAY 3, 2009 from 7pm-12am
Join us for an evening of Argentine Tango music and dance in one of San Francisco’s most beautiful churches!
Come celebrate “Best Tango Teacher” Sonja Riket’s golden anniversary of a 50 year-long dance career as a worldwide performer, dance educator and community arts organizer.
Take a class with Sonja and witness the burgeoning of the SF Tango Youth Project: a collaboration between young musicians from high schools and conservatories with mature expert musicians under direction of Jeremy Cohen of Quartet San Francisco.
Enjoy dancing till midnight to the sultry sounds of Argentine Tango surrounded by exquisite murals!
Tango Youth Project musicians showcase their skill and enthusiasm for playing Golden Era and Nuevo Tangos for listening and dancing with renowned Quartet San Francisco’s guest musician Jeremy Cohen. In 2004 Quartet SF won the International Tango Competition in NYC and Cohen mentored the musicians with his expertise.
7-8pm Introductory dance class with Sonja
8-9pm Tango Youth Project in concert with Jeremy Cohen.
9pm – 12am Tango Dance Party (Milonga) with live music.
Snacks and wine are available. Bring your own to add to the celebration! (please no hard liquor).
FREE ENTRANCE AS PART OF NATIONAL DANCE WEEK!
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro (Mariposa)
San Francisco CA 94107
Intimate Embrace Tango encourages the inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience. We envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and the world. As an extension of this vision, we also organize classes, workshops, awareness- and fundraising events around the critical social issues of our time.
Intimate Embrace Tango: 415.661.1852