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Argentine Tango

Tango Celebration
Tango Workshops and Milonga

Saturday, August 4
Milonga Admission: $15 nonmember, $10 CAC Member

The public is invited to an event at the Contemporary Art Center celebrating Argentine Tango. During the afternoon, Tango instruction for beginners and more experienced will be offered by Jorge Niedas and Lizita Sung. More information about the workshops is below. From 7:00pm to 11:00pm, dance Tango and occasionally other Latin music to the music of DJ Lizita.

Argentine Tango is a highly passionate improvisational partner dance. Argentine Tango is characterized by a stealthy, cat-like walk, with the upper bodies in close embrace. The dancers progress around the room counterclockwise to the unmistakable staccato feel and dramatic attitude of the music. A Milonga is an event at which Tango is danced.

Intermediate/Advanced Tango Workshop 1:00- 3:00 
Beginner Tango Workshop 3:30-5:30
Class fee per student: $30 nonmember, $25 CAC Member (Students are provided a pass for complimentary Milonga admission) 8 students minimum. Registering with a partner is encouraged.
Sign up for workshops by July 28 over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card or come in during business hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5:00 and pay with credit card, cash or check.

About the instructors: 
Jorge Niedas is the founder and artistic director of Tango 21, and has been dancing all his life. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Tango played a role in his life since childhood. As a tango dancer, Niedas’ graceful yet innovative style stems from a fusion of ballet principles and Argentine Tango traditions. Niedas was professionally trained in classical ballet at Instituto Superior del Arte del Teatro Colon and later studied Tango with Rodolfo & Gloria Dinzel. As a Tango teacher, Niedas isn‘t bound by steps and sequences; Niedas’ knowledge of dance fundamentals has given many students a solid technical base to later develop their own Tango style and language.

Lizita Sung began studying Argentine Tango in 2007 with Jorge Niedas, bringing with her a love of dance and music gained from the study of ballet and violin.  She continued to develop her technique with Javier Rodriguez and the late Andrea Missé, and most recently with Gabriel Missé and Analia Centurión. Liz's natural affinity for music makes her a natural DJ. DJ Lizita creates a welcoming atmosphere with the best selection of traditional tango music encouraging people to dance.

Admission for the Milonga is at the door only. Questions? Contact William Butler, email artcentr@mtco.com or call 674-6822 during business hours: Tues-Sat 11-5:00. You may bring your own food and drinks to the event or workshops. Water, soda and fruit juice will be for sale for $1 each at the event. Food and drink also may be purchased from the Rhythm Kitchen on the first floor of the building. Free parking. Contemporary Art Center of Peoria is located at 305 SW Water St., Peoria, IL 61602.

William Butler
Executive Director
Contemporary Art Center

Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St., Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 674-6822 artcentr@mtco.com