5th India International Tango festival #IITF
Tango Fireworks- Three days of passion in mystic India
Tango Fireworks- Three days of passion in mystic India
5th India International Tango festival & championship coming up. October 19-21, 2018. More details to be announced.
You can see the pictures of the 1st Delhi International Tango festival in the gallery.
2nd Delhi International Tango festival pictures are here3rd Delhi International Tango festival here, here and here
Maestros- Los Ocampo- Monica & Omar Ocampo
Los Ocampo are Monica Romero and Omar Ocampo, a partnership of over 30 years made up of performing, teaching and sharing Argentine Tango and Folklore around the world. They have a rich dance background and began dancing at an early age, meeting when they were dancers in the Carlos Copes tango company in Buenos Aires and later becoming a stage couple and marrying in 1984.
Their charismatic stage presence and personalities combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. They have performed on some of the most prestigious world stages, both with their own dance company, Tango Bravo and as part of international shows, such as: Mariano Mores; The Carlos Copes Tango Show; and Tango Pasión with the renowned Sexteto Mayor, where they were original cast members and toured with the show for over 17 years.
Los Ocampo are the directors and organisers of the annual National Argentinean Festival of Folkloric Dance, Encuentro con Los Maestros.
Los Ocampo divide their time between teaching at schools and festivals around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official adjudicators at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. They are often engaged as cultural and artistic ambassadors for Argentine music and dance. Los Ocampo are masters not only of Argentine Tango, but also of Argentina’s folklore dances, such as Chacarera,
Zamba and Malambo.
They have been based annually in London for over 20years teaching and performing in most of
the milongas in the U.K. and providing private tuition to many dancers.
They are sought after as coaches and have trained, and choreographed for celebrities and professionals of Latin & Ballroom as well as Tango and Folklore, including Strictly Come Dancing in England.
Their motto is “dancing around the world”, this they do with great verve and generosity, their good humour and approachable nature is what is remembered by their students and colleagues.
Together with Alfredo and Marisol from Bailarin Tango Club in Windsor, UK, they have successfully organised for the last 10 years, tango cruises and tours to many world destinations, with excellent
review by people who travelled with them to such and extent that many keep joining them year after year.
DJ Marisol Bailarin Tango Club in the UK
Festival Schedule. It is a long weekend during Dussehra festival.
Los Ocampo will be offering special advanced workshops for tango teachers and professionals or those aspiring to teach Tango. These are different from the 6 workshops that are offered to participants and would have different fee.
1.30- 3 pm Workshop 1
3.30- 5 pm Workshop 2
5 pm onwards celebrate Dussehra, the Indian festival with the group
8.30-11.30 pm- practica
3- 4.30 pm Workshop 3
5-6.30 pm Workshop 4
8.30-11.45 pm- championship, milonga and show.
3- 4.30 pm Workshop 5
5-6.30 pm Workshop 6
8.30-11.45 pm- milonga, show and championship result
Fee (Only for full festival pass. India tour is not included).
January- April 2018- Rs.12,000/-
May- July- Rs.15,000/-
August- October- Rs.18,000/-
The fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. No payment will be accepted at the gate.
Payment mode: cash, cheque, bank transfer, paypal, paytm
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Evaluation Criteria for tango championship
The entry to championship is free for the registered participants of the festival. There will be two categories- salon/ pista and stage tango.
1. Contestants must be at least 18 years old by the date of the competition.
2. Contestants may participate in both the Pista (Salon) Tango and Stage Tango categories.
3. Dancers of any nationality are eligible to apply for the competition. The championship is not open for professionals.
4. All the competition rounds will be open to spectators, who will be the registered participants of the festival.
5. The organisers reserve the rights to use photographs and videos of the participants later.
6. The decision of the jury will be final and is to be respected.7. Once a couple is formed, the partners shall not separate as long as the music is playing. This means that they cannot break the embrace, which is considered the tango dance position.
8. All movements shall be performed within the space allowed by the couple's embrace.
9. For salon category, All couples will be on the floor together to common songs for them. For stage, each couple will perform to one song.
10. The Jury will give special relevance to the couple's
Musicality and walking style.
Choreographic composition (creation or recreation)
Preservation of tango essence
Choreographic and postural techniques
Body and space alignment
Musical accuracy (relaxation, music-dancer-style)
Costumes and make-up
Within these guidelines, participants may perform any figure commonly used, including “barridas”, “sacadas” close to the floor, “enrosques”, etc.
Couples, as in a real dancehall, shall constantly move counterclockwise and avoid remaining in the same place for too long, in a way that may disrupt the regular circulation of dancers around the dance floor.