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~ Tango Mango in Devon, UK ~
since 2002

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The Programme for the Pre-Mango, August 10th-12th

This is an overview of the Pre-Mango programme. Please click on the individual items to get more detailed info.
Click here to find the Programme of the Tango Mango, starting August 13th.

FOR MUSICIANS:
*August 10th-12th - Orquesta Tipica Workshop with the London Tango Quartet.

FOR DANCERS:
*Wednesday August 10th - Friday 12th - Pre-Mango Events - general info
*Wednesday August 10th- Practica, with Anne Moore
*Thursday August 11th, 7pm onwards - Milonga with Live Music by the London Tango Quartet
*Friday August 12th - Create a Tango - with Steve Morrall
*Friday August 12th, 7pm onwards - Milonga with Live Music by the participants of the workshop, playing in the style of Juan D'Arienzo.

A list of Prices
How to get there

Other Info
To book as a dancer click here
To book as a musician email us

 

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August 10th-12th Orquesta Tipica Workshop

Do you play violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano or bandoneon? Would you like to learn to play Traditional Tango? Then join us for three days of workshops, exploring the style of Juan D'Arienzo's band.
The London Tango Quartet return for a second year as our coaches to coax that inimitable D'Arienzo sound out of us.
The sessions will be intense, fun-filled and informative. There will be opportunities for individual instrumental lessons, for studying the pieces in sectional rehearsals, as well as for taking part in the full Orquesta Tipica, performing for the opening Milonga of the Mango on Friday night. The bandoneons will be lead by Eve Cupial, the violins by Caroline Pearsall, while Enrique Galassi (bass) and Andrew Oliver (piano) will take care of the rhythm section.
For more info, click here
To book a place, email us

 

August 10th - 12th Pre-Mango Events for Dancers

The Mango campsite opens on Wednesday 10th August. Dancers are welcome to camp and listen in on the orchestra rehearsals during the following two days, create a piece of Tango music with Steve Morrall in a day-long workshop, go exploring the beauties of the Devon countryside, and come dancing in the evenings!
Devon is very beautiful, so why not spend a couple of days exploring it? Here are some suggestions:
*The seaside and its towns - Dartmouth, Salcombe, Brixham, Paignton
*Friday Market in Totnes
*Dartmoor
*Dartington Hall and Gardens
*Dart River boat tour
*Totnes - Buckfastleigh Steam Train & Butterfly Farm

 

August 10th, 7pm onwards: Practica with Anne Moore

More info to come soon
A hearty Bowl of Soup and local bread will be available between 7-8pm

 

August 11th, 7pm onwards - Milonga with Live Music by the London Tango Quartet

“OT The London Tango Quartet charmed the Mangoers last year! This is live, unamplified music at its best. The group is in the middle of the floor, surrounded by dancers. A very special, intimate atmosphere is created that allows the dancers to become one with the musicians - and the music becomes the dance!
A hearty Bowl of Soup and local bread will be available between 7-8pm

 

August 12th, Create a Tango - with Steve Morrall

A workshop for dancers to create a piece of Tango music in a group composition, led by Steve Morrall.
11am-1pm & 3-5pm Friday August 12th
More info to come soon!

 

August 12th, 7pm onwards - Milonga with Live Music by the participants of the workshop

On this second evening of live music, the participants of the Orquesta Tipica Workshop will play a set of Tangos in the style of Juan D'Arienzo. Be prepared for a funky, rhythmical evening!
A hearty Bowl of Soup and local bread will be available between 7-8pm
“OT

 

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On Saturday 13th, the Tango Mango will start, as per usual:

The Programme for Tango Mango, August 13th-21st

This is an overview of the programme. Please click on the individual items to get more detailed info.

       - The Daily Programme - details
       - The Teachers
       - Other Contributors
       - Accommodation
       - Prices
       - How to get there
       - Other Info
To book your place at the Mango, click here

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The Daily Programme - details

The main focus at the Tango mango is to dance. Therefore we offer three dance sessions per day, each with a slightly different flavour: The morning practica where traditional music is played and private lessons are happening on the dance floor while others are dancing around them, the afternoon dance with a 70/30 mix of traditional and alternative music, and the evening Milonga where traditional music is played in Tandas with Cortinas.
We also offer classes - there is at least one group class per day for each level, and all teachers give private lessons. Some classes, such as the followers' technique classes or the musical secrets classes, are open to all levels.
At the Tango Mango, we welcome dancers of all levels, from the absolute novice to the very experienced dancer.
What follows is a guide to levels. Please don't join classes that are of too high a level for you - it doesn't improve your dancing - you are more likely to lose rather than gain confidence and you will slow down the progress of the other students in the class.

Level 1: CORE ELEMENTS
(from 0 months experience)

Level 2: TANGO VOCABULARY
(from 6 months experience)

Level 3: ADVANCED FUNDAMENTALS
(from 18 months experience)

Level 4: ADVANCED TANGO VOCABULARY
(from 3 years experience)

 

The Tango Teachers

Ruth & Frank Rozelaar (Hosts)

Mabel Rivero (Germany/Argentina)

Korey Ireland (Germany/USA)

Rebecca Rorick-Smith (Germany/USA)

Eric Lindgren (UK)

Steve Morrall

 

Other Contributors

Bini Sharman (Cook)
Sacha Jeffay (Shiatsu)
Daren John - campsite supervisor
Yolanda von Zimmermann - front of house
Jimni Hignett, Elise Liversedge and Giulia Consalvo - helpers

 

Accommodation

Looking for a place to stay?
Click on the options below for more info (the first 4 are situated at the school)

Dorms in the school
Bring your own tent/campervan
The Bunk House (availability tbc!)
Local B&B's and Hotels

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prices How much does it cost?
Hopefully the price list to the left is self-explanatory, but here are some hints for dancers:
* The longer you stay, the cheaper it gets!
* Dance passes/session tickets gain you access to the event, teas and coffees included. Choose a dance pass combination to suit the length of your stay, or if you are only there for part of one day, pay by session.
*NEW!!! We now offer a reduced 'evening only' season ticket for Locals!
***Please note: All dance passes are for the Tango Mango (not for the pre-Mango!)

Additions to the dance pass:
Classes are optional. You can buy a carnet of tickets for classes when you arrive and use them during your stay.
Food and Accommodation on campus are optional.
You can specify your choices in the booking form.

 

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