The group of 160 participants of Edition 4 from May 16 to 20, 2024 at the Miléade in Roquebrune-sur-Argens

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The advantages of this event drawing inspiration from “encuentros” while correcting some of their characteristics?

Above all, it allows a real meeting between passionate tangueros coming from many countries and knowing, for many, the tango of Buenos Aires where the project was built over the course of the tango nights.

A “turnkey” weekend including, in a single registration: 5 (or even 7) milongas, on-site accommodation, buffet meals, soft drinks and snacks during the balls, travel assistance for participants arriving by plane and train.

A weekend truly among tangueros because the 98 accommodations in the holiday village and all the associated facilities are reserved for us (swimming pool, gym, bar, park) in a magnificent region (Saint Raphaël and Sainte Maxime nearby), Saint Tropez in 20 minutes by shuttle boat… See the map: HERE

150 participants maximum for great conviviality with leaders/followers parity respected 100% while accepting individual registrations. Gentlemen dancers coming solo, you are more than welcome!

Read and/or download the stay presentation sheet:  HERE

 

The overall satisfaction rate of 2022 participants being 9.5 out of 10, we are renewing the formula
with some slight adjustments to take into account the suggestions that have been made.

 

 

More info about DJs?

El Señor Torres (France) will perform on Friday evening

Passionate about music forever, and tango for over 10 years, Denis Torres regularly participates in events and encuentros in the south of France, Spain, Germany and Italy. He transmits his energy to the track through his varied choices, favoring harmony and quality of the music. Guided by his sensitivity, he does everything possible to create a festive atmosphere by taking you on a journey through the different orchestras of the golden age of tango

 

 

Paola Pia (Italy) will be our DJ on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday evening’s despedida

Paola has been dancing tango for 20 years. She has been a DJ since 2001 and DJs in the best milongas in Turin and other Italian cities. She is often invited to events, festivals, encuentros and marathons in Italy, France, Switzerland, England, Belgium and Greece. She likes to offer a very varied musical selection, ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s with the addition of contemporary orchestras. Much appreciated in 2022 for her music and listening, we have chosen to invite her back in 2023!

Osvaldo (Argentina/Spain) will perform on Saturday night and then on Sunday afternoon
Osvaldo Dj transmits energy and tradition in each batch. He selects each tango, milonga or vals with the passion and desire to dance.
In this way, the Milongas in which Osvaldo plays music are lived with magic, tradition and charm… to which is added, “La Tandita Sorpresa”, in which Osvaldo performs traditional tangos with his voice live.
For almost 20 years he has been the resident DJ of La Yumba milonga and has been invited as a DJ to important festivals and milonguero gatherings.
His vast experience and his love for Tango lead him to make a very delicate selection that goes through the most traditional and new orchestras, always taking care that they are absolutely danceable. All these careful details make the Milongas musicalized by Osvaldo Dj Unforgettable!!
CUARTETO ENTRE MUNDOS

The quartet Entre Mundos was formed with the intention of recreating the styles most danced in milongas around the world such as Di Sarli, Lomuto, Malerba, Caló, Biagi, D’Arienzo, Tanturi, Fresedo, etc. as well as Argentine folklore.

Since its creation Entre Mundos has performed in the main milongas and dance halls in Buenos Aires such as Parakultural, La Viruta, Salon Marabú, la Nacional, Pipicucú, etc. as well as in festivals in the interior of the country in La Rioja, Tandil, Carlos Casares, Tierra del Fuego. The members of the group have a long history of years in various tango groups with which they have brought their music to all the continents of the world. Alejandro Abbonizio on double bass, Joaquin Benitez Kitegroski on bandoneon, Marisol Canessa on violin, Francisco Ferrero on piano, together they have academic, folk, jazzist, popular training, which gives the group a unique imprint on this style of tango so loved by dancers and lovers of our beloved music.

As a child, in the south of “Gran Buenos Aires”, Alejandro joined to music bands with the bass, playing various musical styles as soul, electronic, R&B NGroovE. After his popular and academic training, with the double bass, he would join the stands of the Colón theater and play in various tango groups. He brings all the swing, tempo and the dancers’ preferred walking to the group.

Originally from Oberá, Misiones, Joaquin has a very personal style and a striking flexibility to play various instruments. He came to the bandoneon at 9 years old. Years later he won the instrumental soloist category in the “Precosquin National Festival” and then established himself as a revelation at the National Folklore Festival. He is acclaimed and loved by various renowned figures with whom he has collaborated such as Ramón Ayala, Pedro Aznar, Amelita Baltar, Lito Vitale and María José Mentana. He adds all of his musical experience into a style as particular as danceable tango, enriching it with his unique touch.

Patagonian, and with porteña soul, Marisol is a violinist who has traveled the entire world for many years, carrying this style loved by amateur and professional tango dancers of this planet. She was member of dozens of tango groups ad Orquesta tipica Imperial, Orquesta Escuela de Tango, Sexteto Milonguero, along with great musicians, accompanying the most renowned dancers of this very Milonguero style, she joins this project with all that experience that is captured in the very particular style of Entre Mundos.

Pianist trained in Córdoba, receiving the University Award for academic merit from the National University of Córdoba there, Francisco settled in Buenos Aires, beginning an unstoppable career in tango alongside great masters such as Julián Peralta, Adriana Leguizamón, Juancho Farías Gómez, Nicolás Ledesma, Lilián Saba, Victor Lavallén, etc. At the same time, he participates in various tango groups and in some cases fulfills the roles of pianist, arranger, musical director and producer. Today he contributes and joins with all these roles to this new tango group. Between world’s.

Pour en savoir plus : https://linktr.ee/entremundosmusica

 

 

For the first time, the Encuentrito will offer tango and milonga classes, optional of course
(upon registration, €15 for an individual class, €25 for a couple), by two renowned teachers: GRACIELA and OSVALDO.

With an intense National career, performing in the most important and famous Argentine Cultural and Traditional Festivals, they were awarded Scholarships by the Argentine Ministry of Culture to teach classes and put on Tango Dance shows, (selected by juries of the stature of Maximiliano Guerra, Graciela Ríos Saiz and Nancy Bocca) and are called as “Judges of the World Tango Dance Championship” on multiple occasions.

A serious and deep academic training with Masters Carlos Rivarola; Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau; Roberto Herrera Ana Maria Stekelman; Gloria Dinzel; Rodolfo Dinzel; Gisell Ane; Gustavo Naveira; Maria Nieves; Milena Plebs; Ezequiel Farfaro; Claudia Bozzo; Melina Brufman; Claudio Gonzales Eduardo Capuzzi; Osvaldo Zoto Paul saw; Alejandra Mantiñan; Juan Pablo Bulich and Rocio Lequo; Ezequiel Lopez and Camila Alegre;Fernando Rodrigez and Estefania Gomez.

Their training in Dance Pedagogy, Tango-Dance and Body Techniques, added to an intense performing and teaching career, allows them to offer Quality, Warmth and Excellence in all their Presentations and Courses. Workshops and exhibitions in important festivals in Spain and Europe: “ London, Totnes, Cambridge, Devon; England” – “L’Aquila; Italy” – “Valencia, San Sebastián, Burgos, Oviedo, Murcia, Pamplona, Alicante; Spain” – “Holland” – “Pau, Ibos, Perpignan, Nice, Tarbes; France” – “Moscow, Russia” – “Munich, Freigburgh; Germany”

Graciela and Osvaldo currently direct the Barcelona Tango Cultural Center, “La Yumba” considered the most traditional and authentic institution of Argentine Tango in the city of Barcelona. There they teach regular courses, workshops / weekends, and every Friday they perform their Milonga.

 

Our team eager to take care of you:

For more information about your stay, check out the Q&A after the slideshow

Below by Jeanne: registrants for 2024

(final version)

 

 

R0 Restaurant
R00 Château (repas, bals)
R01 Piscine
R02 Chambre lits séparés
R03 Chambre lits joints
R05 Buffet d'entrées
R06 Repas
R10
R11
R11B
R12
R12B
R13
R13B
R14
R15
R16
R16B
R17
R18
R19
R20
R21
R22
R23
R24
R24B
R25
R25B
R26
R27 Chacarera en soirée
R28 Surprise 2023 Beltango Trio
R29 Aleksandar et Ivana
R30 Yoga matinal
R31 Atelier chorale
R32 Charla Shiatsu
R33 Détente
R34 Atelier Chacarera
R35 Atelier Chacarera
R36 Atelier Chacarera
R37 Atelier Chacarera
R38 Atelier Chacarera
R39 Atelier Chacarera
R40 After La Batterie
R41 After La Batterie

Questions-answers

Questions and answers

Who is this stay for? Can we register individually?

This stay is intended for anyone with a minimum of  4-5 years of experience (6 years and over is preferable for leaders) in various contexts (local milongas, festivals, intensive weekends combining lessons and milongas, encuentros, etc.) with various partners

During this weekend, except exceptions like in 2024, there will be no classes, we come here to dance with as many partners as possible

In order to facilitate parity, it is recommended that leaders do not hesitate to register individually, without first looking for a partner because, it will not surprise you, we always have more requests for followers than leaders, in particular dancers met in Buenos Aires and coming from all over Europe, the USA and South America.

Each leader who registers singly thus allows us to confirm the registration of a follower with a good level dance experience through a waiting list because we noticed that it is always the same people who do not manage to register however their level of dance would allow them to do so. We refuse to force everyone to find a partner before registering

Of course, you can also register as a couple, the idea being however to change partners during the evenings as is customary in the milongas

What do we mean by “encuenTRITO”? What type of milonga will it be?

The diminutive was chosen by the organizers to indicate that, as in the “encuentros”, there are many hours of dancing in closed embrace. However, it differs from encuentros which generally require the recording as a couple and select the dancers according to several criteria, not always explicit. We accept dancers to register singly or as couple and make every of us to include strong females followers.

It is a traditional milonga: tangos, vals and classic milongas music will be linked by tandas of 3 themes to ensure a good dynamic (important point widely acclaimed by the participants of 2019, 2022 and 2023). The choice of music will respect the standards of the encuentros and will allow itself, in particular at the end of the ball, some tandas of more recent orchestras, always chosen for their musical quality and their danceability.

The closed embrace and respect for the dance lines will be the rule, as well as the courteous invitation by exchange of glances (mirada then cabeceo), which the layout of the room will facilitate without strictly separating leaders and followers (things have changed a lot on this point, including in Buenos Aires). We will enforce these rules with a little more firmness in 2024.

Here, the spirit of openness prevails, while seeking the best possible balance between leaders and followers, we search to have dancers coming from a wide variety of regions of the world.

Who are the organizers?

For accommodation (58 rooms, 40 villas) and food (buffet meals), it is the staff of Miléade.

For the tango part, 3 people and a manager-DJ have joined forces to propose this concept to Mileade and complete the combined lesson+ball offers that already exist in the Resort of Roquebrune-sur-Argens.

The four of us bring together the experience of creating and organizing festivals and milongas and have attended European encuentros and milongas in many countries, particularly in Argentina, Uruguay and the USA.

Our desire is to offer a weekend devoted to milongas in conditions of comfort, relaxation and conviviality in accordance with our own requirements as dancers.

Will there be sharing moments offered outside the milongas?

The principle is to leave the greatest freedom to everyone for the management of their stay.
Other fun activities will be proposed by the organizers, in the light of the success met by the entertainments of 2022 and 2023.

Having the whole holiday village allows us to have a wide range of living spaces adapted to what we want to do, often with the participation of registered people (musicians, dancers).

Assistance will be offered to carpool to visit the surrounding area with the possibility of requesting a packed lunch the day prior).

Is the ball room air-conditioned?

Yes ! but the experience show how difficult it is to manage this type of equipment with a large number of couples practicing the abrazo cerrado.

How to reach the holiday village if arriving by train, plane or carpooling?

From January, we will be asking registrants about their intentions and expectations in terms of transport, based on our experience in Roquebrune for connections with Nice airport and the stations of Saint-Raphaël/Valescure and Les Arcs/Draguignan.

For your end of the journey, we will hel you to carpool and and find cost-shared shuttles.

If you wish to carpool from your home, as far as possible you will be put in touch with subscribers whose journey is compatible with yours, which will put you in the Encuentrito atmosphere and reduce your transport costs.

(special thanks to Laura Crowne for translation)

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