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Empire Tango NYC
22 West 34th Street EAST ENTRANCE 4th FL, New York, New York 10001
YOU ARE INVITED!
Come along for a very special night of dancing at EMPIRE MILONGA FRIDAYS, and enjoy the exclusive PRE-MILONGA CLASS and PERFORMANCE by world-known guest artists: NITO GARCIA & ELBA NATALIA SOTTILE and FABIAN SALAS & VICTORIA CODRU.
Please note program change: Due to Lola Díaz's foot injury, Victoria will teach and perform with Fabian.
8:30 PM- 9:30 PM ADVANCED PRE- MILONGA CLASS with NITO & Elba.
9:30 PM — 2:30 AM MILONGA
MIDNIGHT PERFORMANCE by NITO & ELBA and FABIAN & VICTORIA.
HOSTS: Jack Hanley, Victoria Codru, & Paul Pellicoro
DJ Anthony Blackwell-The Diviner
SPECIAL EVENT ADMISSION:
Class + Milonga: $25
Milonga Only: $20
ENJOY FULL WINE, BAR, TAPAS & MORE!
ABOUT NITO & ELBA:
«Nito Garcia, a star of the tango stage since the 1950s, with his wife and partner Elba Sottile de Garcia. Nito Garcia learned tango the old-fashioned way, watching his uncle and aunt dance on a packed-earth patio in the province of Buenos Aires more than half a century ago. As a young man, he polished his skills in the dance halls of Buenos Aires, winning 15 dance contests between 1955 and 1965. In the 1960s, he was a principal dancer with the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese, considered by tango dancers and musicians alike to be the greatest tango orchestra in history.
»Nito & Elba met in a small town outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1973. They had experienced parallel tragedies three years before. In 1970, just two months apart, both had lost their first spouse to a car accident. Not long after meeting, they fell in love, got married, moved to Junín (a city in the province of Buenos Aires), and began dancing tango both socially and in performance with local tango orchestras. Later, they moved to Mar del Plata (a coastal town in the province of Buenos Aires), and continued performing and also teaching.
«Their international debut came in 1991 when they were invited to teach in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Since then, Nito & Elba completed innumerable tours around North and South America, Europe and Asia, headlining tango festivals, performing in stage shows, and teaching workshops. An incomplete list of the cities where they have taught and performed includes: London, Tokyo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Bolonia, Barcelona, Moscow, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Stuttgart, and Buenos Aires, as well as in more than 20 cities in the United States.
»Highlights of Nito and Elba’s performing career include dancing with Forever Tango in New York City, at the Esquina Carlos Gardel in Buenos Aires (where they continue to perform nightly when not traveling), and at the Cosmotango Festival in Buenos Aires every year since its inception in 1999. In 1996, Nito and Elba were awarded the prestigious Lobo del Mar award for their outstanding contribution to the arts, and in 1997, were presented with the “Person of the City” award in Mar del Plata, Argentina."
See you all on Friday!
22 West 34th St 4th floor.