Thursday, April 28, 2011

TANGO REVOLUTION ORCESTRA and CMC faculty guests in CONCERT and MILONGA (Tango Party)

Saturday April 30, 2011
From 8pm-12am
SF Community Music Center
544 Capp Street (21st Street) in SF


Join us for an evening of Argentine Tango music and dance in San Francisco’s cherished Community Music Center with its beautiful concert hall and outdoor patio!
As part of Bay Area national Dance Week 2011, faculty Sonja Riket hosts a free Piazzolla concert and Tango dance party.

The youthful Tango Revolution Orchestra and special CMC faculty guests showcase their skill and enthusiasm for playing Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango for listening and traditional Golden Era Tangos for dancing.

Take an introductory Tango lesson with award winning teacher Sonja Riket. No dance experience or partner necessary!
Then dance the night away with live Tango music and watch a special demonstration by expert dancers!

CONCERT: 8-8:30pm
INTRO DANCE CLASS: 8:45-9:30pm
MILONGA(TANGO PARTY) starts: 9:30pm with DJ Zeycan Monteleone
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 SF’s Community Music Center, 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. The Tango group Tangonero has it origins in the Tango Revolution project and many musicians honed their skills with us.

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?
Come watch, listen or join in the dance! All levels and ages are welcome.

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-