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A LOS AMIGOS

THE IDEA

The Rethymno International Tango Festival “A Los Amigos” was a lifetime dream come true. The vibrant tango community of Rethymno, but also the entire tango community of Crete, a place in the periphery of Greece and Europe, opened up in a big embrace and founded A LOS AMIGOS in 2013, an event that aims at maintaining the essence of Τango. The cast of A los Amigos has always been filled with artists who we respect a lot for their contribution in the growth of tango, but with whom also a close friendship has been established over the years. This festival was conceived as a true celebration of Tango & Friendship and it has been growing every year more and more thanks to the love of the people who visit it and the help of our volunteers and our sponsors. We just love what we do and we hope to welcome you, too, in our embrace and make you testimony of the magic around A LOS AMIGOS.

S. Galanaki & The Amigos Team

Maestros

Mariano Chicho Frúmboli & Juana Sepulveda

There can be no “Amigos” without them!

We have the great honour to welcome back in our festival, two living myths of Tango, masters of masters, the amazing Mariano CHICHO Frúmboli & JUANA Sepulveda!

Musicality and Improvisation at its best. Dynamics and Sensitivity. Technical purity and Communication. Absolute perfection and true Poetry in motion. Their dance brings tears in our eyes!

Fabian Salas & Lola Diaz

Acclaimed Master Teacher & awarded Outstanding Personality of Culture, due to his distinctive approach to the dance with more than 30 years of teaching and dancing experience, always in the vanguard of tango and of course in the leading role for the big change that took place in the ’90s through the investigation group he founded. Teacher, dancer, choreographer, organiser of CITA, FLORITANGO & PREMIOS together with his ultra-talented and charismatic partner in tango and life, ladies & gentlemen, with immense pleasure we present to you two myths of tango: FABIAN Salas & LOLA Diaz.

Javier Rodriguez & Moira Castellano

A legndary couple of dancers with a very long history behind them!

Both acclaimed maestros & dancers, he is the icon of tango and she is a goddess made in heaven!

Together they produce amazing sensations and images on the dance floor!

Puro Tango at its best: JAVIER RODRIGUEZ – MOIRA CASTELLANO.

Pure Emotion!

Fernando Sanchez y Ariadna Naveira

The final addition to our cast this year, a couple that needs no particular presentation:

With a style that identifies them for their musicality and virtuosity, ARIADNA Naveira and FERNANDO Sanchez know how to combine the essential tools of tango with the inherent feel of the embrace. In a very short time they have been able to complement each other in a harmonious dance that mixes the viewpoint of a modern Tango with the essence of Tango, also making of their teaching a tool to spread their love of the dance in all of its expressions. Ariadna and Fernando are simply Tango!

What our amigos said about the festival

Beate (Germany)

I’m so looking forward to this wonderful, energetic festival and the beautiful country.
5.0
2019-04-04T14:13:55+02:00
I’m so looking forward to this wonderful, energetic festival and the beautiful country.

Petros (Greece)

Great people! Great environment! Excellent staging!
Just an amazing experience all-around.
5.0
2019-04-04T14:20:45+02:00
Great people! Great environment! Excellent staging! Just an amazing experience all-around.

Panagiotis (Greece)

A los amigos is a "tango recipe" where the main ingredients are good friends, new friends, warm embraces, great music and top maestros, all that tied together with some spices of summer vibes in the beautiful Crete! A "must taste" for every tango-hungry person! See you next year!
5.0
2019-04-04T14:21:17+02:00
A los amigos is a "tango recipe" where the main ingredients are good friends, new friends, warm embraces, great music and top maestros, all that tied together with some spices of summer vibes in the beautiful Crete! A "must taste" for every tango-hungry person! See you next year!

Ljupka (Russia)

Amazing experience! 🙂 Love all around...
5.0
2019-04-04T14:32:43+02:00
Amazing experience! 🙂 Love all around...

Santiago (USA)

THANKS for organizing this. You've created a long lasting memory to many people!
5.0
2019-04-04T14:37:22+02:00
THANKS for organizing this. You've created a long lasting memory to many people!

Efterpi (Greece)

Beautiful experience attending this festival! Everyone involved was very helpful! Had great time at the milongas. Looking forward to meeting you all next year!
5.0
2019-04-04T14:38:14+02:00
Beautiful experience attending this festival! Everyone involved was very helpful! Had great time at the milongas. Looking forward to meeting you all next year!

Demetris (England)

One of the best festivals I have ever been to!
5.0
2019-04-04T14:38:58+02:00
One of the best festivals I have ever been to! ❤

Karen (Sweden)

A unique experience !!!
5.0
2019-04-04T14:39:53+02:00
A unique experience !!!

Thomas (Germany)

A beautifully organized event. I can’t wait to be back
5.0
2019-04-04T14:40:30+02:00
A beautifully organized event. I can’t wait to be back

Natalia (Poland)



Very friendly atmosphere. Beautiful event. Bravo Amigos!





5.0
2019-04-04T14:41:59+02:00
Very friendly atmosphere. Beautiful event. Bravo Amigos!

Maria (Italy)

Congratulazioni! Eccezionale!
5.0
2019-04-04T14:44:27+02:00
Congratulazioni! Eccezionale!
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DJs

Live Music

Pre-Festival Party

news

Women Technique Seminar

Masterclass & Intensives

Earlybird

Afternoon Milongas

SCHEDULE

day 1 agenda

Thursday, August 29, 2019

14.00

Tecnica 1 Ariadna

14.00 - 15.30

15:45

Fernando-Ariadna Inter/Adv

15:45 - 17.15

Enrosque for Men & Women: the Pivot at its best.

17.30

Fabian-Lola Adv

17.30 - 19.00

Piazzolla: Resources how to dance to his music (projector used)

17.30

Javier-Moira Inter

17.30 - 19.00

Milonga con traspie

19:15

Chicho-Juana Inter

19:15 - 20:45

The Embrace and its possibilities.

day 2 agenda

Friday, August 30, 2019

12.00

Tecnica 2 Moira

12.00 - 13.30

13.45

Javier-Moira Inter/Adv

13.45 - 15.15

Adornos of man & woman. Javier & Moira’s favourites!

13.45

Fernando-Ariadna Adv

13.45 - 15.15

Unusual sacadas: develop the mobility and the understanding of the space into the couple & for the dance.

15.30

Fabian-Lola SEMINAR 1

15.30 - 17.00

Recognising and dancing to the 5 big Tango orchestras: Canaro, D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Troilo & Pugliese (1)

17.15

Chicho-Juana SEMINAR 1

17.15 - 18.45

Musicality revisited: complex rhythmical sequences & dynamics (1)

17.15

Fabian-Lola Inter/Adv

17.15 - 18.45

Linear & circular Boleos

19.00

Chicho-Juana Inter

19.00 - 20.30

Vals: rhythm & combinations.

19.00

Fernando - Ariadna Adv

19.00 - 20.30

Overturned movements: Sacadas, Boleos and Changes of direction. Pivot & Pivot!

18:00

Afternoon milonga

18:00 - 21.00

day 3 agenda

Saturday, August 31, 2019

12:00

Tecnica 3 Juana

12:00 - 13:30

13:45

Chicho-Juana Adv

13:45 - 15.15

Milonga: rhythmical sequences.

13.45

Javier-Moira Inter/Adv

13.45 - 15.15

Rhythmic Tango Combinations. How to dance to Juan D’Arienzo!

15.30

Chicho-Juana Inter/Adv

15.30 - 17:00

Playing with the axis: combination of colgadas & volcadas.

15.30

Javier-Moira Adv

15.30 - 17.00

Tango Salon specials by Javier & Moira

17.15

Chicho-Juana SEMINAR 2

17.15 - 18.45

Musicality revisited: complex rhythmical sequences & dynamics (2)

17.15

Fabian-Lola Inter

17.15 - 18.45

Structure & fundamental elements of Tango

19.00

Fabian-Lola SEMINAR 2

19.00 - 20.30

Recognising and dancing to the 5 big Tango orchestras: Canaro, D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Troilo & Pugliese (2)

19:00

Fernando-Ariadna Inter/Adv

19:00 - 20.30

Vals II-Sharp movements to apply in speed

18.00

Afternoon Milonga

18.00 - 21.00

Day 4 Agenda

Sunday, September 1, 2019

11.30

Tecnica 4 Lola

11.30 - 13.00

13.15

Fabian-Lola SEMINAR 3

13.15 - 14.45

Recognising and dancing to the 5 big Tango orchestras: Canaro, D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Troilo & Pugliese (3)

13.15

Fernando-Ariadna Inter

13.15 - 14.45

Rhythmical Movements. The music & the structure. Simple sequences

15.00

Chicho-Juana Inter/Adv

15.00 - 16.30

The dynamics of the turn: new possibilities. Blocks & Rebounds!

15.00

DJ Workshop Octavio

15.00 - 16.30

16.45

Chicho-Juana SEMINAR 3

16.45 - 18.15

Musicality revisited: complex rhythmical sequences & dynamics (3)

16.45

Fabian-Lola Adv

16.45 - 18.15

Ganchos & Enganches

18.30

Masterclass

18.30 - 20.30

18.00

Afternoon milonga

18.00 - 21.00

Please note:

What is the difference between a SEMINAR and “normal” WORKSHOPS?
• The SEMINAR is a block of 3 lessons (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) with the same subject and a continuation from the first to the third day. A SEMINAR aims at deepening into the subject of work. Registration is possible ONLY in COUPLE for ADVANCED LEVEL dancers. The price is per person and regards the block of 3 lessons (it cannot be booked as single classes eg only Friday).
• The WORKSHOPS are unities that can be booked separately (the more workshops you book, the bigger the discount). WORKSHOPS can be booked by SINGLE participants OR IN COUPLE.
• Single participants (leaders or followers) are welcome. We will do our best to match up single registrations according to the level you sign up to, but of course it is NOT A GUARANTEED Service. Please check our FIND A PARTNER section before you register.
• We are doing our best to keep all workshops balanced, so some of them maybe temporarily unavailable for either role (leaders or followers). Thank you for your understanding. If a workshop you wish to attend is full please complete your registration without it and contact us if you wish to be on a waiting list.
It is always better to sign up with a partner to make sure you have THE ONE you wish to work with during classes. So study the lessons’ timetable and let the fun begin!

Milongas

Afternoon milongas: Centre of Byzantine Arts

Evening milongas: Melina Merkouri Basketball Court

Thursday 29/08

22.00-02.00 Melina Merkouri Stadium

DJ Georgia

Baile de maestros

Show by Javier & Moira

Friday 30/08

22.30-06.00 Melina Merkouri Stadium

DJ Punto y Branca

Show by Fabian & Lola

Saturday 31/08

22.30-07.00 Melina Merkouri Stadium

DJ Super Sabino

Show by Chicho & Juana

Sunday 01/09

22.30-06.00 Melina Merkouri Court

DJ Octavio

Show by Fernando y Ariadna

Ronda de despedida

Venues

Enjoy your dance in a fully air conditioned hall in the most central and picturesque part of the old town during the afternoon and rock the dance floor on the 400 m2 parquet during the night.
www.rethymno.gr

Register

Important Information (Please read before registering):

* Registration starts on APRIL 1st

*Your fees have to be FULLY PAID within ONE WEEK after your registration (if you register after the 1st of August you need to complete your payment in 3 working days).

*Only FULLY PAID registrations will be valid (registrations not paid on time will be automatically DELETED).

*Payment details will be sent to you automatically per mail once you register.

*When payment is made, please send us a copy of the payment slip at info@a-los-amigos.

*When we receive the payment confirmation, you will receive a “paid” notification of the invoice on the email specified in your registration form.

*You need to have your invoice status “paid in full” in order to be able to attend the festival.

*All money transfer expenses are paid by the participant.

 

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations by participants until June 30 are possible with a 90% refund.

Cancellations by participants between July 1st and August 5 are possible with a 50% refund.

No refund for cancellations after August 5.

A los Amigos Tango Festival is organised by the Rethymno Tango Group TangoCultural together with Dream Events Planning and therefore is a “members only” event. By registering to A los Amigos TF you confirm your voluntary application for membership in the group for 2019. We are committed to keeping your personal data safe and we take every reasonable precaution to ensure security. Your personal data is used for internal purposes only and is never sold or shared with anyone. Please use your real name (not your social network alias) as you’ll need your documents to pick up your tickets and membership card at the registration desk.

 

Thank you and let the fun begin!

Location

RETHYMNO

The city

The city of Rethymno is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Crete and Greece in general. Long beaches and a picturesque old town are its main characteristics. You can take a walk along the seaside or get carried away in the meanders of the old town, admiring the architecture which is a mixture of the Greek-Venetian and Turkish civilizations that are tangled up after centuries of co-existence. The Archaeological museum, the Venetian castle “Fortezza” and the minarets in the old town are some of the points of interest really worthwhile visiting among your breaks! Or just relax under the sun in one of the wonderful beaches around Rethymno. Here are some useful links to get an idea:

http://www.ancient.eu/crete/

http://www.visitgreece.gr/el/destinations/rethymno

http://www.cretetravel.com/guide/rethymno/

http://www.greeka.com/crete/rethymno/rethymno-tourism.htm

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece/crete/rethymno

General info: http://www.crete-kreta.com/rethymnon-prefecture

Best things to do:  https://www.incrediblecrete.gr/

HOW TO ARRIVE

  • To Crete

By plane: Rethymno is situated between the two biggest cities of Crete and has no airport. It is 78 km from  Heraklion (or Iraclio, the capital of the island), and 65 km away from Chania (or Hania). In order to reach Crete (and then Rethymno) you can fly directly to the airports of Heraklion (http://www.heraklion-airport.info/) or Chania (http://www.chania-airport.com/). All major airlines as well as low cost companies and charters fly both to both airports. Especially during the summer you can find direct flights from all over Europe. Ryanair flies to Chania and Easyjet, Volotea, Airberlin, Vueling to Heraklion, both of them with direct flights from many European cities. Aegean airlines is the Greek company that also serves the island with inland and international flights. If you do not find a direct/charter flight, you can always choose to fly to Athens (https://www.aia.gr/traveler/) and then reach Crete either by air (Aegean Airlines & Ryanair fly daily to Heraklion and Chania) or

By sea: with the ferry from the port of Piraeus  (ANEK and MINOAN lines travel daily to Crete, to the ports of Heraklion and Chania).

 

 

  • To Rethymno

From the airport: you can come to Rethymno by taxi (you can find one directly at the airport, 1 h drive, 70-80€), bus (1h 15 min from the central bus station, buses depart every hour, ticket around 7€) or rented car (approx. 1 h drive, there are various car rental companies outside the airport).  The central bus station in both cities is located in the city centre, so to arrive there from the airport you need to take a taxi (10 minutes drive, the fare around 10€) or a city bus (20 minutes drive, around 2€) and then take the bus to Rethymno.

Here are some useful links for you:

*Direct flights to Crete: www.skyscanner.com

*Ferries from Athens port to Crete: http://www.ferries.gr/

*Bus timetable from Chania airport: http://www.chania.gr/archive/souda/www.souda.gr/en/our-space/how-you-reach-to-city/by-car.html

*Bus timetable from Heraklion airport: http://www.cretetravel.com/travel_tips/crete-bus-schedules-heraklion-iraklion/

*Bus timetable from the central stations of Heraklion and Chania, duration 1h 15min: http://www.ktelherlas.gr/

*Car rental//www.europcar.com/location/greece/heraklion/crete-heraklion-airport

*Taxi (1 h, 70-80€): http://taxiservicerethymno.gr/en/

DIRECT low cost flights to CRETE
(travel for less than 20€, one way)
*Please check the official airline sites for exact dates, prices vary according to dates/companies/airport
Low Cost Flights to ATHENS (check traveling options to Crete by plane or sea)


With Ryanair to CHANIA from:

Rome Fiumicino, Milano Bergamo, Venezia Treviso, Bologna, Pisa
Bruxelles
Marseille MP2
Frankfurt Int
Frankfurt Hahn
Memmingen
Düsseldorf Weeze
Bremen
Bilund
East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester T3, Birmingham T2, Bristol
Dublin T1
Vilnius
Eidhoven
Warsaw
Wroklau
Katowice
Krakow
Stockholm Skavsta
Pafos

Direct flights from 71 airports to Heraklion & Chania


With Easyjet to HERAKLION from:

Berlin (all)
Geneva
Edinburg
Lyon
London (Gatwick & Lutton)
Manchester
Milan (all)
Bordeaux
Bristol
Nice
Paris Charles De Gaul
Scotland


With Volotea to HERAKLION from:
Marseille, Toulouse
Venice, Verona, Bari, Napoli, Palermo


With Wizzair to HERAKLION from:
Budapest


With Transavia to HERAKLION from:
Groningen, Netherlands
Nantes, France
Amsterdam (Schiphol), Netherlands
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Lyon, France
Paris (Orly South), France
Rotterdam/The Hague, Netherlands


With Rynair from:

Aqaba Jordan
Sofia
Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ibiza, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona El Prat, Lanzarote, Malaga, Madrid T1, Zaragoza
Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia, Palermo, Pescara, Brindisi, Roma Ciampino, Trapani
Malta
Budapest T2B
Gdansk, Vzesouf, Lodz, Poznan
Bucharest
Bratislava
Prague
Lappeenranta

 


With Easyjet from:

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

EVENT SPONSORS

Accommodation

Here are some suggestions for your accommodation in Rethymno. You can contact the hotels directly to make a reservation. Of course, search engines are a solution, too, in order to find your perfect home in Rethymno (booking, trivago, tripadvisor, airbnb). Our venues are very central, so any room in the old city or around the municipal garden is ideal for you to reach the festival on foot. Please make sure to book as early as possible, since September is usually full and get ready for an unforgettable time!

Hotel Brascos (1 Daskalaki Moatsou str.)
Single room 35€ – Double room 55€

Breakfast included
www.brascos.com

hotel-joan

Hotel Jo-An (8 Dimitrakaki str.)
Breakfast included
www.joanpalace.com

hotelideon

Hotel Ideon (Plastira Square 10)
Single room 60€ – Double room 80€

Breakfast included
www.hotelideon.gr

Previous Editions

1st Rethymnon Tango Festival "A los Amigos"

2013 Eleni Moschona

Gepostet von Leni Mos am Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013
1st Rethymnon Tango Festival "A los Amigos"

2013 Eleni Moschona

Gepostet von Leni Mos am Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013