Saturday, September 1, 2012

Grand Opening of Tango Revolution Telegraph in Berkeley!

This Labor Day week-end, labor less and dance more! Join us in the opening of Tango Revolution Telegraph! TANGO REVOLUTION TELEGRAPH EVERY 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT CAFFE MEDITERRANEUM IN BERKELEY! SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 from 7pm -11:30pm CAFFE MEDITERRANEUM 2475 TELEGRAPH AVENUE (b/w DWIGHT & HASTE) BERKELEY, CA 94704 PARKING GARAGE ONE BLOCK AWAY AT CHANNING STREET OR IN THE NEIGHBOURING STREETS. MILONGA IS FREE with purchase of food/drink at the caffe. Donations for the artists are encouraged! Hosted by Sonja Riket: 415.661.1852 and Jonas Aquino: 510.698.2640 - ENJOY A SATURDAY EVENING OF ARGENTINE TANGO AT BERKELEY’S BIRTHPLACE OF THE CAFFE LATTE! EVENT SCHEDULE: 7-8pm: Intermediate Tango dance lesson with Jonas Aquino $5 Donation 8-9pm: Beginner Tango dance lesson with Sonja Riket $5 Donation (no dance experience or partner necessary) 9-11:30pm: Milonga (Tango Dance Party) to recorded music from the Golden Era. Roberto Traina will sing Argentine Tango classics accompanied by Kate Bernier on piano. Come practice your steps, listen to Tango songs, or watch the dancers strut their stuff! Bring friends and family for an authentic Argentine Tango experience! All levels and ages are welcome. About Tango Revolution: Tango Revolution is a neighborhood project to offer anyone the opportunity to learn and experience the social aspect of Argentine Tango: a dance and music of immigrants which continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. By regularly holding the event free of charge in accessible places such as cafés and community centers we encourage the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience. Where both beginning and accomplished dancers and musicians can share the floor without obvious hierarchy. The Tango Revolution project began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District and found a home at Caffe Trieste Downtown from 2007-2012. Part of the project is giving young musicians from high schools, community music schools, conservatories and universities the opportunity to learn and perform traditional Argentine Tango music as well as Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango. We are currently looking for another permanent location in SF. 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 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?