Tango fest begins in Ankara

Tango fest begins in Ankara

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Tango fest begins in Ankara

World-renowned dancing couples prepare to take the stage to dance tango at Ankara Tango Carnival.

Turkey’s capital is welcoming some of the world’s best practitioners of tango when the third International Ankara Tango Festival kicks off today.

World-renowned dancing couples Javier Rodriguez and Virginia Pandolfi; Esteban Moreno and Claudia Codega; Gaston Torelli and Noelia Hurtado and others from Argentina and elsewhere will all be visiting Ankara for the festival, said event organizer Selen Sürek.

In addition to stage performances by the likes of Burçin Arslan, Ramo&Gogo, Murat Elmadağlı and Ali Işıklı, there will also be tango workshops.

Sürek said the workshops, which will be run by Işıklı, a professional of 14 years, would focus on teaching tango to all-comers, adding that everyone can learn the famous Argentinean dance.

Workshop participants will also have the chance to learn tango’s orchestral history and development during musical seminars. The event will continue until Dec. 2.