Estigarribia and Zampieri inaugurate first inter-island tango festival

The public world champions of tango pista will take part in the first Archipiélago Tango festival, which will take place this weekend at the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, where around 100 participants are expected.

The Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria is hosting this weekend the first edition of the Archipiélago Tango Festival with the presence of two great tango masters, Dana Zampieri and Carlos Estigarribia. Both come directly from Buenos Aires, where the World Tango Championship is held every year and where they have been elected the best couple by popular vote. “We are very happy that they are coming to the islands for the first time, we will have a very close and special exhibition”, declared Michelle Perello and David Prieto, heads of the Escuela Tango Argentino Las Palmas and organisers of the event.

Estigarribia and Zampieri are currently one of the most successful couples on the tango pista scene. In the words of the organisers, their dance highlights the fluidity of the walk, the taste for the musical rhythm, the elegance of the embrace, the flexibility of the turns and the couple’s technical dialogue, as “they communicate in an exquisite way”, explained Perello. 

In this sense, “Archipiélago Tango” also intends to host the best international couples in the coming editions, as well as proposing a new concept of a travelling tango festival. In this way, the initiative will reach the entire Canary Islands archipelago, help the tango community of the eight islands grow and bring the islands even closer to this discipline, which was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO in 2009.

The festival programme will include group classes, milongas – the social dance of tango – and an exhibition of world champions. It is estimated that around 100 people from all over the Canary Islands, Spain and Europe will attend. Archipiélago Tango also aims to contribute to the diversification of the tourist-cultural offer of the Canary Islands with an innovative and high quality programme. Specifically, the event is organised by the Escuela Tango Argentino Las Palmas, directed by the teachers David Prieto and Michelle Perello.

More information about the event on the official website:

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