Concept

Stockholm in a Close Embrace 5th edition

25 -27 August 2017

Encuentro Milonguero

 

 

 

Milonga is not just a dance floor. Milonga is like a temple. You ought to know and respect the rituals of the milonga because a collective created it. It is not a rigid set of rules, but you have to agree to listen and pay attention to those who already have spent their whole lives there. Over time you will see that it all makes perfect sense, but you are not going to understand it right away. To understand it you must think as a dancer. To be able to think as a dancer you need to become a dancer first, and that takes a lot of time.”

Marcelo Hector Solis

 

"...tango milonguero does not have this visual richness, but instead it has a great rhythmic richness. It is danced within a confined space, as it is a social dance for the dance hall, characterised by its use of space. The couples dance for their own delight and not for an audience..."

Susana Miller

Milonguero Codes

If you don't respect the codes you can not fully enjoy the milonga.

 

We dance with a warm, respectful and close embrace.

We follow the line of the dance, in a counter-clockwise direction. On the dance floor lanes are formed naturally. We do not change lanes if we are not sur enot to annoy someone who comes behind.

 

We try not to step backwards into the line of dance, always walking forwards.

We maintain a fluid speed with the rest, and leave some space for the couple behind, to allow them the space and make steps correctly as turning.

We do not lift our feet too much from the floor, this way we avoid hitting other dancers.

 

We invite to dance through the classic "mirada y cabeceo". The cabeceo sets us free, and allows us to choose each other.

If we, by mistake, bump into someone, we apologize.

 

  • Milonga La Primera: Friday 14h - 18h
  • Milonga de Bienvenida: Friday 21h - 03h
  • Milonguita de la Tarde: Saturday14h - 18h
  • Milonga Grande: Saturday 21h - 03h
  • Milonga de Despedida: Sunday16h - 22h

 

Milongas

You will get

  • Five traditional milongas with pure social tango milonguero
  • Only the best tango music selected by our premium DJs
  • Balanced number of men and women
  • Amicable ambience
  • La buena Ronda
  • Milonga codes
  • Invitation by mirada & cabeceo
  • Separated seating (Men, Women, Couples/ Groups)