Woodend Winter Arts Festival: Firebird Trio Tango-Inspired Concert + Optional Tango Class
Tango Dance Class: 7pm
Tango Class is a free optional event for Concert ticket holders only.
Australian tango dancers, Jarny Choi and Teresa Lavers will present a tango lesson for intrepid festival goers prior to the concert – learn about the connection, rhythm and cadence of this improvised art form with live tango music performed by the Firebird Trio. No previous tango experience necessary. Smooth soled shoes ideal. A delightful evening awaits! Purchase your concert ticket then request your ticket for the dance session by email and we will issue it to you. There may be space limitations depending on how many people want to attend.
Concert: 8.15 pm
Firebird Trio tells the unique story of tango music from the 1930s Golden Age of Tango through to tango nuevo and the modern day – interweaving the desires, sorrows and spirit of this iconic Argentine art form. Firebird Trio delights in performing early works from the masters of the Golden Age, including Carlos Gardel and Angel D’Agostino, where the tango found its origins in the sultry milongas of Buenos Aires. By the middle of the twentieth century the tango had burst onto the concert stage with tango nuevo as championed by Astor Piazzolla, and inspired generations of composers to come.