Tuesday 1 February 2011

Great embraces: Festivalitos for Milongueros

As a short follow-up to my previous post, I would like to add a small list of Tango events for Milongueros who cherish dancing in a close embrace to traditional music.
There may be many more Festivals like these. But I just want to share those, that I have visited personally and that I can vouch for. I assure you, that the quality of embraces will be equal to those at the best traditional Milongas in Buenos Aires. These are the places, to where me and my friends from all over Europe go dancing just for fun - if we are not teaching there or organising the event. ;-)
Looking forward to meeting you at these occasions in 2011:

Montecatini Terme Tango Festivalito, Montecatini Terme, Italy, April 1-3 (read review)
Yo soy Milonguero, Crema, Italy, April 23-25  (read review)
Abrazos - Encuentro Milonguero UK, Devon, United Kingdom, Mai 6-8 (read review)
Les Cigales, Carpentras, France, June 2-5 (read review by Ms. Hedgehog)
Tango Guinguette, Caromb, France, July 16-24
Raduno Rural, Slovenia, July 14-17 (read review by Ms. Hedhehog)
Tango del Mar - Encuentro de Abrazos, Constanta, Rumania, August 26-26 (read review)
Encuentro Milonguero, Kehl, Germany, September 8-11
Festivalito Rural, Celje, Slovenia, September 16-18 (read review)
FCA (Tangokombinat, private party)
Raduno Milonguero, Impruneta, Italy, around November 1
Ferrara Tango Festival, Ferrrara, Italy, November 11-13
Abrazame, Barcelona, Spain, December, 2-4

More infos on the concept of Festivalitos and Encuentros: here.

You will find the dates for 2012 on the websites of the organizers. Just follow the links!


JB said...

Well thats my year sorted then!!

Melina Sedo said...

Yup! ;-)

Tina said...

You posted this at the right time - I made a resolution to participate in more "raduni milongheri" this year. Now I have a nice list!
Ciao, baci!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you, Melina, I am going to copy this list. Sounds great. And I'd like to recommend another:

Lots of love,

Litzo said...

A very frustrating list as I want to go to all of them but don't know if I will make any of them :o(

Melina Sedo said...

Will miss you at Abrazos, Rich!

Monika said...

Thanks, Melina, for this perfect list. It will help the lovers of "Tango de Salon" or "Milonguero" to find the festivals they really will enjoy... Don't know to which one of the festivals in spring we can make it - C's knee handicaps us - but we'll try our best :-) - and latest at FcA in October we'll be here, dancing hell a lot and enjoying every second.

Andreas said...

Really can't do more than bringing it to your doorstep, Richard...

Bärbel Rücker | Tanzbar said...

Indeed a very nice list of interesting tango events.

I am glad to be the DJ at least at one of it: "Festivalito con Amigos".

See you there!

DJ Bärbel Rücker | Tanzbar

Frank said...

From 20.May 2011 there will be a Tangoweekend in Berlin every 3.weekend of the month which promotes social Tango dancing in close embrace. Details at



Melina Sedo said...

That's great news, Frank. Maybe we will visit Berlin after all! ;-)

Ines said...

thank you so much for the tipps, i have been searching for milonguero festivals already for a while! i have only heard about the one in Bari, but haven't tried yet. as soon as i manage, i will try going. anyone knows if there is something around christmas / new year?
greetings from munich.

Melina Sedo said...

Hi Ines,
check out ABRAZAME in Barcelone, 2-4 december:

Ines said...

Hi Melina,
thanks a lot, but that's too early :) about christmas time or for silverster something will be great! :) i once saw a big event in italy for new years leave, with three halls i think, each different style, but can't remember where it was....