Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tango Revolution Orchestra and guests in Concert and Milonga

Tango Revolution and CMC faculty Sonja Riket present:

Tango Revolution Orchestra and guests in Concert and Milonga (Tango Party)

Saturday May 1, 2010
From 8pm-12am
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street (21st Street) in SF


To celebrate Mayday and United Nation’s declaration of Argentine Tango’s world heritage status, the youthful Tango Revolution Orchestra and special guests showcase their skill and enthusiasm for playing Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango and traditional Golden Era Tangos for listening and dancing. They will be joined by Betty Wong, piano faculty at CMC.
Take an introductory Tango lesson with award winning teacher Sonja Riket. No dance experience or partner necessary!
Come listen, watch the social Tango dancers or join in the dance!

CONCERT: 8-8:30pm
INTRO DANCE CLASS: 8:45-9:30pm
MILONGA(TANGO PARTY) starts: 9:30pm
LIVE MUSIC SET: 10:15-11pm

More info: Intimate Embrace Tango 415.661.1852 –


Tango Revolution is a weekly neighborhood educational project to offer anyone the opportunity to learn and experience the social aspect of Argentine Tango dance, music and history. By holding the event free of charge in an accessible café on a Sunday afternoon we encourage the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.
Part of the project includes giving young musicians the opportunity to learn and perform traditional Argentine Tango music as well as Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango. They receive coaching sessions by professional Tango musicians from Argentina and the USA and perform regularly at Caffe Trieste Downtown and other events in the Bay Area.
The Tango Revolution project began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District. Its success has inspired other groups such as Classical Revolution to adopt the idea, the name and the practice nationwide.

We envision Tango Revolution as a fertile ground for learning about Argentine Tango, a dance and music of immigrants, which continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. Where both beginning and accomplished dancers and musicians can share the floor without obvious hierarchy.

We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common ground and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a musical and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one?

Tango Revolution is a program of Intimate Embrace Tango, which envisions Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and the world. We organize classes, workshops, Milonga’s, concerts and social awareness-and fundraising events around critical issues of our time. - 415.661.1852