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Tango Design Co.


Live Art Tango Fair 2019 with:

Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'arienzo

Celina Rotundo and Hugo Patyn

Lorena Gonzalez Cattaneo and Gaston Comejo

Lena and Oleg Mashkovich


An exciting weekend with the best of Argentine Tango in Chicago!


Friday, March 8th 2019

The Art Fair will begin with the full Tango show at the gorgeous

North shore center for Performing Arts in Skokie, IL

performed by the amazing Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'arienzo,

accompanied by world class Tango dancers:

Celina Rotundo and Hugo Patyn (Argentina)
Lorena Gonzalez Cattaneo and Gaston Comejo (Argentina/Uruguay)
Lena and Oleg Mashkovich (USA).

Details about the show and tickets:

Saturday, March 9th 2019

Tango dance workshops:

2:00 PM  Workshop #1 with Lorena and Gaston

Topic: Spirals. How to use the energy of spiral movements

in conjunction with the connection of axis to execute circular movements

3:30 PM  Workshop #2 with Celina and Hugo

Topic: Vals technique, musicality and vocabulary. Level Int. - Adv.

8:30 PM  A unique workshop by members of the Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'arienzo

History, style and interpretation of the original orquesta tipica.

Details on this workshop are below.

10:00 PM Los Besos Milonguita with a special guest DJ and

live music of Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'arienzo


Sunday, March 10th 2019

Tango dance workshops:

4:00 PM  Workshop #3 with Lorena and Gaston

Topic:Lines, Projection of the energy for lead and clear response

5:30 PM  Workshop #4 with Celina and Hugo

Milonga technique, musicality and vocabulary. Level Int. - Adv.

All workshops and the milonga will be at:
Dance Center Chicago
3868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago 60613



Single dance workshop                       $30

2 dance workshops in the same day   $55

4 dance workshops                             $100

A unique workshop by members of the Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'arienzo    $35

Los Besos Milonguita with guest DJ and live music    $35

Weekend pass (Theater show is not included)            $170

Ways to reserve:

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1101 Wadsworth Pl

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

payable to Tango Design Co.

Or pay directly if we meet in person

Check, cash, and credit accepted!

Read about:

Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'arienzo

Lorena and Gaston                 

Celina and Hugo                     

A unique workshop by members of the Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'arienzo

History, style and interpretation of the original orquesta tipica.


The workshop will be given in English by Facundo Lazzari, whose grandfather, Carlos Lazzari, was the first bandoneónist and arranger for the original Juan D’Arienzo Orchestra between 1950 and 1976.

The workshop will be approximately 1.5 hours long.

The objective of the workshop is to set up a bridge between musicians and dancers based on the analysis and discussion of some certain basic elements of the technical work of a Typical Tango Orchestra with the purpose to apply them to the dance and to get a better musical appreciation and superior understanding of the style and the genre.

First Part: “Juan D’arienzo and his orquesta tipica”

  • Historical tour into the life and work of the founder of the most popular Tango Orchestra.

  • Musical characteristics, Icons and musical evolution of Juan D’arienzo Orchestra through the time.

  • Orchestra’s style development. Influence in Tango and society. Musical settings.

Second Part: “The Typical Orchestra”

  • Morphology and functioning of "La Juan D’arienzo" Orchestra from inside.

Instruments, characteristics and roles.

  • Comparative particularities of Juan D’arienzo style: “Marcato”, “The 4th string”, “Variations”, Singers”. Soloist’s role and group of instruments in the orchestra.

Musical language appreciation.


Third Part: “Orchestra and Dancer Conjunction”

  • Juan D’arienzo style from feet. Interpretation tools and musical appreciation. Dialog between body and music, between the couple and the orchestra: a dialogue of the three.

  • Applied tools of muscial appreciation on the couple. Interpretation of the orchestra for a dialogue of the three.

Fourth Part: “Live Milonga”

  • Putting the above into practice. Application of what was described during the workshop in conjunction with the music of La Juan D'arienzo.

The workshop is oriented to:

  • Musicians who are looking for a better comprehension of Juan D’arienzo’s style from the structure and musical technique and

  • Dancers who are looking to broaden their experience in order to interpret and enjoy in a better way the music of “El rey del Compás” and to all those who want to know with a greater depth another aspect of the style created by an icon of our Tango:  Juan D’arienzo.

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