Contemporary Tango Festival ∞ AUG25 CTF 2016 ∞ In-between St. Petersburg and Paris


Thu, 25 Aug 2016, 00:00
ends Fri, 26 Aug, 00:00


, Germany



Beginner class with Susanne and Rafael (open class to everyone, just come and try your first steps): 18:00 – 19:00
Milonga, time to dance from 20:00 to ~02:30
Performance: Susanne Opitz & Rafael Busch, Tangotanzen macht schön (Berlin)
Live Music: Nada Mas from Paris with Marisa Mercadé, bandonéon Nicolas Peyrat, alto and Diego Aubia, piano.
DJ: Olga Krylya (St. Petersburg) – Tango around the world: Tango Nuevo, Neotango, alternative Tango and Nontangos from Russia, USA, France, Germany, Swiss, Turkey, Japan, Korea, China, the Balkans, Argentina…
Moderation: Maria Derkina (Berlin)


Susanne and Rafael have already danced three times at this unique place and each time they mastered a new artistic challenge with a breath-taking performance:
This time they asked a fabulous Trio from Paris to join a new collaboration: the Argentinian musicians Marisa Mercadé (bandonéon), Diego Aubia (piano) and the French viola player Nicolas Peyrat. They played till 2004 in the Grand Orchestra of grand maestro Juan José Mosalini; in 2008 they start to work together as Trio Nada Mas. Soon they became famous in France. They perform both in concert halls and in Milongas. Their repertoire has a wide range of Tangos of the “Golden Age” to the late Pugliese, Salgan und Troilo to Astor Piazzolla and contemporary forms of Tango.
Watch Nada Mas:


Olga Krylya, a charismatic DJane from St. Petersburg, is a great enrichment for the recent Russian Tango scene and in Europe still an insider tip. Like a scientist she did a research on the impact of Tango to all continents. So she created the idea of a “Milonga around the world”. Olga collected Tangos from Japan, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Russia and many more countries. She creates musical transitions between different countries and styles and between different époques of Tango. Olga invites us to join this world tour on her wings because in Russia “Krylya” means: wings.


CTF 2016 ∞ Workshop with Susanne & Rafael for advanced dancers about Soltadas & Elasticos and how to interpret alternative Tango music at Tangotanzen macht schön on Friday August 26, 13:00-15:00.
Price 25€/20€ reduced.
Oranienstrasse 185, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Booking only via TTMS:


The Contemporary Tango Festival is dedicated to the global variety of Tango Argentino and the impact of this dance on all the international musicians, dancers, artists, performers who live and work in Berlin.
Dance the world in Berlin Central Station!
You are also invited just to watch and enjoy the scene as a spectator.
Full program CTF (online in April 2016): and here in Facebook: Contemporary Tango Festival


Contemporary Tango Festival (23.-28.08.2016) is produced by Contemporary Opera Berlin, DB Station&Service AG, Werbegemeinschaft der Berliner Bahnhöfe and Kadmos Produktion