Professional dancers will demonstrate and provide instruction during ‘Tango in the Street,’ in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square on Saturday, Oct. 19.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, Isham Road in Blue Back Square will be transformed into a dance floor where young and old alike can watch and learn how to tango from professional instructors to live music by InfiniTango.
Muna Swairjo, founder of the Garage Dance Studio located near entrance of the Central Connecticut State University and The Hartford Argentine Tango Society, will share her passion for rhythm and the language of tango with the help of dance instructors Luis Ramirez and Analia Carreño.
From Buenos Aires, Carreño and Ramirez are best known as the most breathtaking and passionate tango dance couple. They are choreographers and directors of TANGOSTORY (The world champions tango show) official judges of the world tango championship and captain dancers of the Senör Tango and Esquina CARLOS GARDEL show in Buenos Aires. In 2019, they premiered the show “Piazzolla’s Legacy,” a biography about Astor Piazzolla, the greatest contemporary tango composer.
The event will feature live music by InfiniTango. InfiniTango brings a new vision to the art of Argentine tango music with its sound firmly rooted in the early 1920s-30s. The band plays a fusion of traditional tango, classical music, and jazz.
They will be joined by soprano Lisa Williamson. Described by the Washington Post as “silvery of voice” and “a showstopper,” Williamson is a versatile singer who has forged a diverse career that has taken her around the world from Muscat, Oman, to the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, to the Indianapolis Brickyard.
InfiniTango pays homage to the masters of tango with a fresh new voice, reinterpreting the classics of Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel while looking forward to a new generation of Latin composers. Whether it’s in the concert hall, listening in your home or out on the town the best way to enjoy their music is to dance!
Experience this outdoor dance experience on Saturday, Oct. 19, (rain date Sunday, Oct 20), 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.
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