Queer Tango Festival

Queer Tango Festival


World Outgames 2009 proudly presents
The Queer Tango Festival

Imagine being able to spend six fabulous days at the height of the Danish summer celebrating the passion of tango with hundreds of tango dancers from the international LGBT community.

You can experience an amazing week with some of the world’s best professional tango instructors, tango concerts, spectacular tango shows and Europe’s largest ever open-air milonga – the World Outgames tango ball that everyone can join.

The Queer Tango Festival offers you the possibility to play with the tango and dance any role you might prefer. It is open from everybody from beginners to advanced tango dancers. You can come alone - we find a dance partner for you, or you can join together with a dance partner.

So put on your dancing shoes and come to Copenhagen to be part of the global LGBT celebration that is World Outgames 2009, with tournaments in 38 sports disciplines, the World Outgames Human Rights Conference and much, much more.

As part of World Outgames, dancers in the Queer Tango Festival will have endless opportunities to make new friends, learn new steps – for fun, parties, networking, romance and sharing your passion for tango.


The festival program includes:

Sunday 26. july:
21:00 – 03:00. Festival opening-milonga and show with Miguel Moyano and Augusto Balizano (ARG).
Dj: Marga Nagel (GER) Entré: 125 dkr.

Monday 27. july:
11:00 – 14:30: Workshops.
14.45 – 15.30: Seminar on Queer Tango with Mariana Docampo Falcon (ARG) and Helen “La Vikinga” Halldorsdottir (ISL/ARG)
15.30 – 20.00: Afternoon-milonga with ”Practica Q with Queer Tango Femmes Fatales (Marga Nagel, Charlotte Rivero, Ute Walter)”. Dj: Bärbel Rücker. Entré 50 dkr.
The café at the Vanløse Kulturhus serves a special argentine barbacue menu the whole afternoon.

Tuesday 28. july:
11:00 – 18:30: Workshops
21:00 – 03.00: Milonga with show: Claudia Mai and Ingrid Saalfeld (GER) and live-orchester “Tre til Tango” (DK). Dj: Bärbel Rücker. Entré 125 dkr.

Wednesday 29. july:
13:00 – 18:30: Workshops.
20:00 – 23.00: ”Open-air-milonga” at the harbour in front of Islands Brygge Kulturhus. Show: Astrid Weiske and Cica de Camargo (GER/ ARG) Dj: Daniela Feilcke-Wolff (Malajunta-Berlin) (GER) Gratis entré.
23:00 – 02.00: The milonga continues inside Islands Brygge Kulturhus. Show: Helen "La Vikinga" Haldorsdottir (ISL / ARG) and Jorge Pahl (ARG) Dj.: Mariano Garcés. Entré: 50 dkr.

Thursday 30. july:
11:00 – 14:30: Workshops.
14.45 – 15.30: Seminar on Queer Tango with Charlotte Rivero (S)
15.30 – 20.00: Afternoon-milonga with Show: "Tango Marica"/Ute Scholl and Anna Leatherdale (ENG). Entré 50 dkr.
21.00 – 23.00: Viktor Hugo Diaz in concert with Gustavo Lanzon (Piano) Asger von Daler (Guitar) and invited artist: Carlo Seminara (Percussion). Entré 120 dkr.
Ca. 23.00 – 01.00. Improvised milonga + Show with Marita Bjerring & Pablo Fidanza. Dj: Hr. Svendsen.
The café at the Vanløse Kulturhus serves a special argentine barbacue menu the whole afternoon.

Friday 31. july:
13:00 – 18:30: Workshops.
21:00 – 03:00: Festival closing-milonga with Show: Mariano Garces and Martin Schick (ARG/GER), Nancy Louzán and Damián Esell (ARG): Dj.: Mariana Docampo Falcon (ARG). Entré: 125 dkr.

Adresses / Venues:
All workshops, seminars and milongas takes place at Vanløse Kulturhus, except from Wednesday night (the open-air milonga).

Vanløse Kulturhus
Frode Jakobsens Plads 4, 1. floor.
2720 Vanløse
Only two mins walking from the Vanløse Metro-station (directly from Copenhagen Airport and Nørreport St.) and the Vanløse S-trainstation (directly from Copenhagen Mainstation).

Islands Brygge Kulturhus
Islands Brygge 18
2300 København S.

See more program details, see the detailed workshop program and find information on the venue.


The festival is organised in collaboration with Tango Del Norte in Copenhagen.

Register for the Queer Tango Festival

To participate in the Queer Tango Festival you have to register. Read more on how to register.

The price of participating in the Queer Tango Festival is 1,500 DKK per person. Use the currency converter to find the price in your own currency.

Included in the registration price for the Queer Tango Festival is 6 workshops, 3 milongas and 2 seminars.

But the price does not just cover the cost of your participation in the Queer Tango Festival but your participation in the entire nine-day World Outgames program. See the section on registration and prices for more about what you get for your money.

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