LA VENTANA
16 - 19 May 2024
ISTANBUL
KEEP THE WINDOW OPEN AND GET A NEW ISTANBUL EXPERIENCE
MAESTROS
Bruno Tombari
Rocio Lequio
Guillerme “El Peque” Barrionuevo
Carolina Giannini
Federico Naveira
Sabrina Masso
Sercan Yiğit
Zeynep Aktar
Simin Oğur
Facundo Berrios
Fernando Gracia
Sol Cerquides
Rodrigo Palacios
Indira Hiayes
DJs
DJ
Ahu Türkpençe
DJ
Manuel
DJ
Ramo & Gogo
DJ
Stefano Lopez
16/05 Thursday
21:00
03:00
Milonga
DJ Ahu Türkpençe / Sol&Fernando / Opening Dance of Maestros
17/05 Friday
11:30 El Peque&Carolina: CENTER: Different CENTERS in the body (It helps to clarify how to send and receive the information more clear, more secure and easier) All levels
13:00 Sercan&Zeynep: Make milonga your favourite tanda !! : Joyful passages between circular , lateral and linear moves All levels
14:30 Bruno&Rocio: Change of dynamic from rythmical patterns Intermediate-Advanced
16:00 Bruno&Rocio: Combination of elements: squeeze your moves to the maximum Advanced
17:30 Federico&Sabrina Seminar: Technique and fundamentals: Evolution of technique and fundamentals for both roles. All levels
19:45 Sol&Fernando: Work with Social Tango figures taken to the stage, how to maintain the essence and add effect. Advanced
22:00
05:00
Milonga
DJ Stefano Lopez / Rodrigo&Indira / Sercan Zeynep
18/05 Saturday
11:30 El Peque&Carolina: FLOW and STRUCTURE: “How to communicate structure or fluidity“ Intermediate-Advanced
13:00 Sol&Fernando: Body-music- movement-emotion theatrical and expressive approach of the body in relation to music All levels
13:00 Federico&Sabrina: How start a turn? Crosses, steps and pivots: Circular movement of body with using basic elements. All levels
14:30 Rodrigo&Indira: The Art of Walking”. Dynamics. How to design a movement idea and sustain it while walking. All levels
16:00 Rodrigo&Indira: Vals: dancing in the clouds All levels
16:00 Sercan&Zeynep: Understanding the harmony of Connection and Circularity : Connect to your partner , connect to the ground Intermediate-Advanced
17:30 Federico&Sabrina: Ganchos: Adding some surprises to unexpected moments Intermediate-Advanced
19:00 Sol&Fernando: Figures for the "Pugliese World" Advanced
22:00
05:00
Milonga
DJ RAMO & GOGO / Peque&Carolina / Bruno&Rocio
19/05 Sunday
11:30 Rodrigo&Indira: Creativity: Opening our minds to create new movements and finding more alternatives to our repertoire. Intermediate-Advanced
13:00 Federico&Sabrina: Faster turns with simple sacadas, lapices and enrosques: Creating impacts with momentum. Advanced
14:30 Federico&Sabrina: Back Sacadas: Using the efficiancy of rotation Intermediate-Advanced
16:00 El Peque&Carolina: MILONGA CLASS: “Milongueando en el 40” (Interesting ways and structures from the 40) Advanced
16:00 Bruno&Rocio: Impro 1 - the base, the embrace, the presence All levels
17:30 Sol&Fernando: Dissociation in tango: Differentiation work between the different twists that the spinal column offers us applied to tango and its embrace. Intermediate-Advanced
17:30 Bruno&Rocio: Impro 2 - how to deal with the space All levels
19:00 El Peque&Carolina: TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR MORE ENERGY: “How to store energy in different parts of the body” (elastics) All levels
19:00 Rodrigo&Indira: And if we play that we don't always walk together. Dissociating the steps. Advanced
22:00
04:00
Milonga
DJ Manuel / Simin&Facundo / Fede&Sabrina / Closing Dance of Maestros

* All milongas and workshops will be held at Sofitel Taksim.

* All classes are 75 minutes.

WHAT IS LA VENTANA

Step into the passionate embrace of rhythm and dance at the Istanbul Tango Festival, "La Ventana," where the heartbeats of Argentina resonate against the vibrant backdrop of this historic city. Immerse yourself in a celebration of the sensual and spirited art form of tango, where every step tells a story and every movement captivates the soul.

"Keep the window open" is more than a slogan—it's an invitation to embrace the ever-evolving essence of tango. Just as a window allows fresh air to enter, this festival encourages an open, inclusive spirit where the beauty of tango can flow freely. It symbolizes a dedication to keeping the doors open to creativity, cultural exchange, and the continuous evolution of this captivating dance form.

Set against the stunning Istanbul skyline, the festival invites tango enthusiasts from across the globe to indulge in a fusion of cultures, bringing together world-class dancers, maestros, and DJs for a mesmerizing experience. From the emotional melodies to the intricate movements, the festival is a melting pot of creativity, inviting enthusiastic and seasoned dancers alike to revel in the passion and elegance of tango.

Workshops led by renowned instructors offer a chance to refine your technique and deepen your connection to the music, while electrifying performances by top-tier artists will leave you spellbound. Whether you are an aficionado looking to perfect your skills or a curious social dancer eager to take your first steps, "La Ventana" promises an unforgettable journey into the enchanting world of tango.

As the sun sets over the Bosphorus, the festival comes alive with milongas and performances, creating an ambiance where friendships are forged, hearts entwine, and the magic of tango takes center stage. Join us for a festival of passion, elegance, and the timeless allure of tango in the heart of Istanbul, where the window to the soul of tango remains open for all to embrace.

REGISTRATION/PRICES
Registration for Workshops / Packages
VENUE
Sofitel İstanbul Taksim
Gümüşsuyu Mah, Sıraselviler Cad. No:13 Taksim İSTANBUL

Founded in the location of a historical theatre and music hall from the 70s, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim sits in the heart of the city, with unique views of Taksim Square and the mesmerizing Bosphorus. As past and present converge in unique settings, we welcome you to discover Turkey from the comfort of a 5-star hotel with sea view rooms and suites, an authentic spa, impeccable dining options including a rooftop bar. Stay in central Istanbul and dare to explore.

Welcome to Sofitel Istanbul Taksim, the finer site of sophistication where refined European heritage blends with Turkish culture. Located in the center of Istanbul, at the Taksim Square, our luxurious hotel is very close to the capital's main attractions. Sofitel Istanbul Taksim offers exceptional 5-star experience in Istanbul for leisure, business and exploration. Enjoy your stay in the heart of Istanbul, only minutes from Karakoy, Taksim and Nisantasi areas.

Sofitel Istanbul Taksim is near Taksim Square, one minute walk from the main metro station. Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Bosphorus Strait are all within 10 minutes by car.

ACCOMMODATION
Please contact us for reservation or you can specify if you need a room during registration.