The Tango Club of Kuala Lumpur is organizing an "Extended Weekend Tango With Patricio & Eva" workshop from June 19 - 21 and a "Stars of ZAIA" Grand Milonga on June 20. Both these events will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Dancers' Association (KLDA) at Wisma OCM in Jalan Hang Jebat. Private tango lessons with either Patricio or Eva will also be held at Piso Tango on June 22 and 23. Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero from Argentina have been dancing and teaching together for several years and had been performing the Argentine Tango in the Cirque du Soleil Show at the Venetian Hotel in Macau. The married couple are now holidaying their way home and KL will be one of their stops where they will be teaching and performing.
The Argentine Tango was first "introduced" to Malaysia 6 years ago by Marguerite Brodie, an accomplished social dancer, performer and teacher. It was through her efforts and dedication that the Tango Club of Kuala Lumpur was formed in 2003. The nascent group of tangueros and tangueras initially danced and practised at Little Havana in Bukit Ceylon. In the years gone by, the Tango setting in KL has developed from an easy beginner's class to weekly Practicas, spontaneous Sundays potluck Milonguitas, and monthly Milongas held at various locations in KL. The Tango Club of Kuala Lumpur also organized the First International Kuala Lumpur Tango Festival in 2008 followed by the second one in 2009.
Little Havana is presently undergoing renovations but the Wednesday class and Practilonga will continue at The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar at 28 (Upstairs), Cangkat Bukit Bintang. Tango lessons are also being conducted at Frangipani Restaurant & Bar at 25 Cangkat Bukit Bintang and at the Kuala Lumpur Dancers' Association (KLDA) in Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat. Guided practicas conducted by Andreas Lehrke are also held almost every Saturday afternoons from 4.00 to 6.00 pm at Piso Tango in 10-6 Menara Bukit Ceylon, 2 Jalan Ceylon. For more information regarding the schedules and events, check out www.tangomalaysia.com.
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