Milonga La Ideal with Luna Palacios & Dante Culcuy/ Booking for Tango Spa v7
The August, "Summer Treat" edition of Milonga La Ideal has the special treat of a pre-milonga class & a performance by Luna Palacios, no less!, with Dante Culcuy. Please note the timing etc below. A poster is attached in case you can help with publicity by spreading the news someway. In case you don't know about Luna a brief bio is given below, together with one for Dante---just in case.... You can see Luna dancing with the legends of tango in many u-tube videos eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wUHoc0RrdI
We are honoured to have her and most grateful to Dante for arranging this visit and coming to dance with her.
For extra icing on the cake the DJ will be Ricardo Peixoto.
There will be the usual warm welcome, plus nibbles, & some wine for early arrivers, but BYOB if you wish.
TIMING: Pre-milonga class by Luna Palacios & Dante Culcuy from 8.15-9.15
Milonga with performance from 9.30 to 00.30. All at Warwick SPACE
COST at door:
Class £8/ (£5 for students with student id) Class +milonga + performance £15/£10
milonga + performance £10/ £6.
ALSO Zapatango will be there with a selection of shoes.
Warwick SPACE is on the north side of the main road north of the river between Leamington and Warwick. Next to the Millwright Arms and almost opposite a Sainsbury local. The floor is very nice, the acoustics, great.
We showed in the July milonga that we now know how to keep the room adequately COOL. ❄️ ❄️
BOOKING for Tango Spa v7: We expect to send an email with the Workshop titles & programme and booking details this Friday, before 5 pm.
Diary of Local Tango Events coming up:
- Friday 3rd August, Milonga La Ideal with Dante Culcuy & Luna Palacios at Warwick SPACE 71 Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NU. Pre-milonga class + performance. DJ Ricardo Peixoto
- Fridays August 10th, 17th Classes at St Mary's: Luis Rodriguez & Elizabeth Knock; Usual details. Concentration on milonga.
- Friday Sept 7th, Milonga La Ideal. Details later!
- Friday October 6th, Milonga La Ideal with Lorena Cattaneo and Gaston Camejo, pre-milonga class and performance.
- 26th-28th October, Tango Spa v7, with Jenny & Ricardo Oria and Corina Piatti. Details and booking info expected this Friday. Saturday & Sunday venues will be in Central Leamington as previously, the Friday milonga at Warwick SPACE
Born in Buenos Aires, Luna Palacios is an authentic "milonguera", tango dancer, who learned tango from some of the most storied figures in Buenos Aires dance halls.
But she started dancing tango almost by chance.
Until 2001, Luna was a salsa and swing dancer. She had won several salsa competitions in Buenos Aires and had danced all over the country. One day, her sister Verónica took her to a milonga, where, says Luna, she immediately fell in love: the dance, the music, the magic of that atmosphere was something she had never experienced, but it was the embrace that seduced her and won over her heart.
Though at first she had thought it would be almost impossible to accustom her salsa-trained feet to the demanding tango steps, she was lucky enough to have the opportunity to dance with some of the best milongueros and professional dancers in Buenos Aires from whom she learnt a lot.
Some of her formal teacher were: Veronica Palacios, Lucas Galera, Jose Garofalo Oliver Kolker, Carlos Gavito, Guillermo Cerneaz and Gabriel Misse, among others.
The greatest inspiration for her was her teacher and friend, the late Carlos Gavito. Shortly after they met, Carlos became Luna's artistic mentor.
Given that Luna was always a very ductile and personal dancer, she became the favourite dancing partner of several great dancers: Lucas Galera, Oliver Kolker, “Flaco” Dany Garcia,Horacio Britos (aka: PIbe Avellaneda),Carlos Copello, Aoniken Quiroga, Paulo Bidart, Jorge Pahl , Octavio Fernandez to name some of them.
She had travelled extensively to teach and perfom in Argentina and overseas.
Luna has also performed in every single important venue in Buenos Aires: Club Sunderland, Salon Canning, La Viruta, La Baldosa, Glorias Argentinas, El Arranque, Porteno y Bailarin to name some of them.
Owner of a profound passion for music and dancing, Luna is a very communicative and original performer and a dedicated effective teacher.
Nowadays, she travels back and forth from Catania,Sicily, to perform and teach in different places around the world. Her intuitive style of teaching opens the door of enjoyment to everyone that is interested in this popular dance.
Up to today, Luna speaks fluent spanish (of course), english and italian, making even easier to her students to get in touch in real time with her already clear teaching.
Luna’s ultimate goal is to make contagious to everyone, her love and understanding of her greatest passion: Tango Argentino.
An Argentinean native, Dante started Argentine Tango in Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina, where he also studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera), he moved to Buenos Aires to specialized more in Tango dancing. In 2008 he moved to England. He has also been invited to teach and perform in various countries around the world in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Dante is the organiser of two very successful Tango Academies in the UK: The Northern Tango Academy and Oxford Tango Academy, bringing professional couples from Argentina all the year around, making it the school with more residents teachers in Europe. Dante has been teaching tango for over ten years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods. In 2015 he was finalist of the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, he has also been the UK Cultural Ambassador at the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico in 2016. He was also part of Tango Shows with Daniel Melingo, Carismatico and Aurora Orchestra among others.
Hope to see you!
David (for Tango Warwick)