INTERNATIONAL TANGO MARATHON
OCTOBER 27-29 2017
Ralli Hall, Denmark Villas, Hove, Brighton,
INFO BELOW REFERS TO 2016 FESTIVAL.
INFO WILL BE POSTED SOON !!
WE HAVE ANOTHER FANTASTIC LINE-UP OF INTERNATIONAL
DJS + TEACHERS
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE EVENT - CLICK HERE
2nd Edition of UK Tango Marathon from organisers of England International
Tango Festival set in UK's Seaside Pleasure Capital - Brighton (less than 1 hour from London)
23 HOURS DANCING * 5 MILONGAS * 8 TOP DJS
*TRADITIONAL + NUEVO (SEPARATE
* BIGGEST HALLOWEEN
TANGO PARTY ON SOUTH COAST EVER
* OPTIONAL DANCE WORKSHOPS
* SHOES AND MASSAGE
Michael Lavocah (Uk), Diego Doigneau (Arg)
Bärbel Rücker (Den), Paulita
(Ita), Ira Ro (Rus)
Paul Strudwick (Uk), Dance Inspired(Uk),
Ken Blake (Uk)
Alexandra Wood - 2 Workshops
Bärbel Rücker -1 Workshop
Michael Lavocah -1 Workshop
Bärbel is one of the pioneers of the
now huge European Tango Marathon scene. With 17 years Tango experience she has performed full evening music
sets at Tango marathons, Tango festivals, and milongas in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium,
Portugal, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and
Tango DJ’ing approach includes songs mostly from the late 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. In addition,
her distinctive use of Cortinas provides a structure which further enhances the dancing experience (especially at bigger events
so that dancers have the opportunity to change partners). Finally, her ability to adapt her selection of music to the multiple
elements that make up a particular milonga is an aspect of Bärbel’s individual style which has become her unique
Michael is is one of Europe's most
popular Marathon djs. He is also perhaps the world's leading authority on the history, development and
catalogue of Argentine Tango music. He is author of 3 Tango Books which have been published in many languages.
At Brightangothon he will teach a special workshop about Osvalddo Pugliese to tie in with his brand new book - Tango
Masters: Osvaldo Pugliese. More info about Michael can be found at www.milonga.co.uk
DJ Diego Doigneau (ARG)
Born in Buenos Aires,
Diego studied theatre and music both in Buenos Aires and London. He’s been the resident dj at the Uk's busiest milonga Negracha
Tango Club for the last 6 years. He was also Co-Organiser of Tango Etnia since November 2011 until February 2015. He
recently embarked on a new joint venture called Milonga Portena. He's dj'd all major London milongas
and festivals including England International Tango Festival, Carablanca, El porteñito, Tango at Spitafield, Rojo y
Negro, Zero Hour at The Dome, The Light, Stardust Milonga, Milonga Bohemiene, River Tango Festival as well as in Buenos Aires
Practica x and Viva la Pepa.
His djing is mainly based in Golden era Orchestras. He also djs regularly at Negracha
tango contemporaneo dance floor, where he plays orquestras from the 60's onwards with touches of electro and other non
tango tunes. Whether it's Traditional or Modern, Diego quite simply plays the best, most danceable music to keep the energy
high and the dancers on the floor.
DJ Paulita (ITA)
One of Italy's most
popular djs. She is regular at many of Europe's biggest festivals such as Asti and Turin (where she djs to crowds
of more than 600 people!). She was a real star at this year's England International Tango Festival where she ran the daytime
Milongas. She also dj'd at the recent Herstmonceux Castle Milonga.
DJ Paul Strudwick
Paul Strudwick is a BBC trained freelance sound
engineer with his own recording truck. He also DJs and organises the Magic Roundabout Milongas and DJs at other milongas
including Eton, Juntos London, Burley, and Abrazo Dulce. He was one of the founders of the Encuentro Milonguero “Una
Mirada” in Bristol. He is collecting and transferring tango 78s to digital files, hopefully for later release,
and he founded the popular Facebook group 'The Tango Now Playing in My Head is....' which has over 4,000 members.
Many years ago he attended one of the first TangoBootCamps in Hove and we are delighted to welcome him back for
Brightangothon and to hear him play his delightful music. http://magicroundabout.eu
DJ Dance Inspired (UK)
Founder of TangoBootCamp,
England InternationalTangoFestival, DecaDance, Temptation Brightangothon. Dance has dj'd for more than 30 years and
his others genres include Soul, Funk, Blues, Reggae and Modern Jive (Ceroc). He has been involved with
Tango for more than 101years and djs regularly at TangoBootCamp milongas, National Tango Festivals, dance weekenders and
also guest djs at milongas such as Negrachas.
He adores dj'ing Traditional Tango but this weekend he will
focus on Nuevo and Alternative. He will also teach the bootcamp with Ira Ro @ Brightangothon. www.tangobootcamp.co.uk www.englandinternationaltangofestival.com
Ex-professional footballer, Ken is a very popular
dj from the Midlands. After hanging up his boots he was a club dj for many years. He then fell in love with partner dance
and quickly emerged as a top dj of swing, blues, jive and of course tango. He is invited to many festivals across the
UK and increasingly abroad.
Ken will dj the Nuevo and Alternative rooms. An expert in reading
the mood of the floor and choosing his music to inspire and delight all dancers.
DJ Ira Ro (RUS)
An emerging Tango dj with very broad musical knowledge and interest. Well connected to Eastern European Tango music
scene. Also teaching BootCamp @ Brightangothon.
Alexandra Wood (B.A. Hons Dance) is one of the world’s most in demand tango dancers. She has been principal for TangoBootCamp
for over 8 years. She studied R.A.D classical ballet for 15 years and has also worked as a contemporary dancer as well
as having a prolific career in the fitness industry. She teaches and performs all over Europe yet still remains incredibly
grounded, approachable and one of tango’s nicest people. In 2002 she
co-founded ‘Tango in Action’, the first Argentine tango school in London. She left this school in 2011 to
create her own Tango School. Alexandra studied tango mainly in Argentina, with the late Andrea Misse, who she was honoured
to worked with for 5 years. Alexandra is a regular performer at the most well known milongas in Buenos Aires including shows
in the prestigious Sunderland Milonga Buenos Aires. She has danced alongside some of the most famous tango dancers, including
Miguel Angel Zotto (Tango Por Dos), and Osvaldo Zotto
She has performed in many Stage Shows and was original
lead dancer in Vincent and Flavia's Midnight Tango. She also appeared on Strictly, This Morning and Classical