First Performance of 2022
This week features our first performance and we end April with dancing to live music. Details follow, plus an update on safety.
April 28th Live Music Milonga will feature the Yasmina Rais Trio. This outstanding instrumental tango trio emerged in the city of Buenos Aires in early 2018. They are on their North American Tour and this will be their first time performing at VivaTango. Their sound incorporates modern sounds with harmony and tempo changes, and with dynamics of great character. The three instruments play equal roles, thus exploiting the technical and expressive possibilities of each one of the instrumentalists. Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the milonga and DJ between sets of live music. The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School is bringing the trio to the area, and offering these additional events: Friday, April 29: “Charla” (Chat) with the band & Potluck Dinner; and Saturday, April 30: Concert + Live Music Milonga Qilombo with DJ Craig Herrington. Doors open at 7 PM. Live music starts at 8:30. Cost $20. All dancers must show proof of full vaccination on first visit. Masks are recommended, but are optional.. All dancers must show proof of full vaccination on first visit. Masks are recommended, but are optional. EVENT LINK
The Tango community as experienced some cases of covid apparently resulting from some recent milongas in New York City. Covid cases have begun to rise again in the NY, NJ and PA areas. Philadelphia has reinstated a mask requirement for events that do not require showing proof of vaccination. VivaTango has always been on the conservative side of caution. Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. We also weekly remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. This update is being written to encourage dancers to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events.
Tango tradition is that eye contact plus a cabeceo seals a contract to dance a tanda. In the spirit of Tango etiquette, the right thing to do is if one of the partners is wearing a mask, the other should be prepared to wear a mask also. So, if you choose not to wear a mask you should have one handy in case the partner of your choice is wearing one.
Philadelphia Tango Festival – June 2-5
More information and registration at https://www.philadelphiatangofestival.com/
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