The Arts Garage transforms itself to the intimate atmosphere of a Buenos Aires Milonga. Come early to learn the basics of Tango dancing with a dance lesson with world champion Tango dancer Monica Llobet from 7-8pm followed by a classic tango Milonga (dance) accompanied by an exquisite tango quartet beginning at 8pm. Come to dance, meet new friends, or simply to enjoy a romantic night of music.
Monica Llobet is a world renowned professional Argentine Tango dancer who has earned numerous recognitions and accomplishments granted by the International Dance Organization including, among others, “World Argentine Tango Champion 2001? in Miami, Florida, “World Cup Argentine Tango Champion 2001? in Hong Kong, China, and “World Cup Argentine Tango Champion 2000? in Budapest, Hungary.
The four musical masters who make up the Anibal Berraute quartet bring audiences a new kind of tango that incorporates a vast musical vocabulary to create intoxicating music that spans genres. The leader of this magnificent group, Alibal Berraute, is one of the most accomplished and versatile pianists in the world. He is joined by Federico Britos, a five-time-Grammy-winning violinist known for his ability to master virtually any style of music. Miguel Arrabal dominates the bandoneon, bringing his solid tango foundation and strong improvisational skill to the dynamic quartet, and Renyel Rivero—who played at Carnegie Hall at the tender age of nine—rounds out the group on bass cello. This dynamic quartet delights audiences with their spirited tango interpretations and sexy, exciting sound. Arts Garage warmly welcomes these musicians from all around the world.