Houston Tango Festival

Argentinean composer Enrique Santos Discépolo once said, “The tango is a sad thought that you can dance.” See how melancholy you can be at the three-day Houston Tango Festival. A combination master class, conference and dance party all rolled into one, with an intensity on par with the dance itself, the festival includes all levels of classes with guest instructors from around the country, who will teach everything from the most basic steps to the tiniest flourishes, and marathon dance sessions.

After the day’s lessons, everyone comes together and the energy extends into vast milongas, or tango dance parties, featuring performances, DJs and live music. Today’s opening milonga features Austin’s Glovertango Orchestra and runs from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday’s events are noon to 6 a.m. and Sunday’s events are noon to 3 a.m. Ley Student Center, Rice University, 6100 Main. For a full schedule, e–mail [email protected] or visit www.houstontangofestival.com. Individual events start at $10; $160 for full festi-val pass.
Jan. 25-27, 2008

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