*All Events Take Place at the Embassy of Argentina (unless otherwise specified) - 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
The Juan D’Arienzo Orchestra, named after the legendary tango orchestra leader known as the Rey del Compás (King of Rhythm), is comprised of 11 talented musicians. They made their U.S. debut last year in PASO's DC Tango Festival to a standing-room only crowd. Now, they are back for this year's Festival with more of their signature hard rhythmic, vibrant beat. As Juan D'Arienzo said many years ago, "tango, for me, has three things: beat, impact, and nuance. A tango orchestra, ought to have, above all, life". Admission: $45, includes Argentine wine reception. Advance sales only. For more information, call 240-242-8032
A tango dance party at the elegant Embassy of Argentina with PASO's tango ensemble and bandoneón player, Rodolfo Zanetti. Non-dancers are also welcome. For more information, call 240-242-8032
$45 admission, includes Argentine wine reception. Advance ticket sales only.
with Mariana Quinteros
Call 240-242-8032 for more information - Advance ticket sales only.
Admission $45, includes Argentine wine reception.
Admission to March 12 show
Admission to March 13 show
from Medellin, Colombia
They sold out their 2017 debut show with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra and now are back to bring you their exciting interpretations of traditional tango. $45 admission, includes Argentine wine reception. Call 240-242-8032 for more information and to pay over the phone with Mastercard or Visa. To pay with credit card using PayPal, click on the icon below.
Tango Night at the Movies
Director: Tulio Demicheli. Cast: Tita Merello, Santiago Gómez Cou, Mario Fortuna, Raúl del Valle, Tito Alonso y Marga López.
This 1950 musical drama is about a young working class woman who flees her abusive companion, a drunk who beats her and terrorizes her. Not even with the birth of their son does he mend his ways. A humble cart driver from the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires rescues her and they soon set up house together. Sometime later they marry and the cart driver recognizes her son as his own. 20 years later, this young man tries to resolve the conflict between his adoptive father and his biological father. In Spanish with English subtitles
Reservations by Eventbrite only
Director: María Teresa Costantini; Writer: María Teresa Costantini (original story); Cast: Mercedes Funes, Damián de Santo, Esther Goris
This biopic of renowned tango singer and actress Tita Merello traces her career starting with her early performances in the cabarets of Buenos Aires through her discovery and meteoric rise in theater and film. As the beloved Tita, actress Mercedes Fuentes is captivating, bringing style and charm to her portrayal of the larger-than-life star. Tita’s celebrated tangos and unique singing style punctuate this elegant period drama, filled with beautiful details of the sounds and styles of the times. In Spanish with English subtitles. Reservations by Eventbrite only
Tango Connection - A Master Class for Tango Dancers
For intermediate and advanced level dancers only. Rosalia Gasso and Alejandro Barrientos, from Buenos Aires, join the 2020 DC Tango Festival to offer this special dance workshop. Tango Connection focuses on the elasticity of the embrace, fluidity, and elegance. You will be working on advanced sequences, with combinations using real displacements, contra boleos, embellishments, and sharing axis rotations. Dynamics and musicality is adapted to all the movements. $30 per person. To register and pay for the workshop, click on the button. All participants must pay in advance. No purchases at the door.
Tango of the Americas
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts