TangoForge at the Contemporary Tango Festival, Thursday 24.August
Please join DJ and SaxMan Michael Rühl and TangoForge in a night which remembers and realizes Argentine Tango as a transgressive cultural action.
As was common in African diasporic practices, tango was carefully fused with surrounding cultures and yet retained an insurgent character which has animated generations of musicians and dancers to break both social codes – and tango’s own.
In Argentina, the diaspora did not survive to nurse its child. In the United States, a different history allowed the slaves’ songs to nurture blues, jazz, and hiphop. Jazz and tango meet periodically as two great arts, great-grandchildren who have all but forgotten the daring which nevertheless still speaks directly to our spirits.
Tonight we draw attention to the constitutive relations between the circle of community and the divine spark of improvisation. To the event in facebook.
The Contemporary Tango Festival – Berlin Hauptbahnhof 2017
Free entrance, no registration necessary
The Contemporary Tango Festival is dedicated to the global variety of Tango Argentino and the impact of this dance on all the international musicians, dancers, artists, performers who live and work in Berlin.
Program in Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/contemporarytangofestival/
Dance the world in Berlin Central Station!
You are also invited just to watch and enjoy the scene as a spectator.
Contemporary Tango Festival (22.-27.08.2017) is produced by Contemporary Opera Berlin, DB Station&Service AG, Werbegemeinschaft der Berliner Bahnhöfe and Kadmos Produktion