Montreal International Tango Festival presents

Moonlight Tango

What pleasure it is to dance under the moonlight on a nice summer evening!
Tanguero or not, come enjoy the beautiful venue of the Municipal Greenhouses of Verdun, along the riverside.

This site is well known by the tangueros in Montreal, this year the show in the Verdun municipal greenhouses will feature the Cinco Esquinas Quintet and dancers Luisa Calle & Alexander Moncada. Do not miss the chance to see their beautiful outdoor show and as well enjoy yourselves on the dance floor!

Time: 7:00pm

Where: Municipal Greenhouses | see map

Orchestra: Cinco Esquinas Quintet
Cinco Esquinas Quintet was formed in Argentina in 2005. Since then, their goal has been achieving maximum performance quality, understanding tango not only as a dancing genre, but also one to be heard. Hence, the arrangements and compositions are thought based on the musical and the brilliancy of the whole group as well as of each performer. The repertory includes a diversity of styles (including: Alfredo Gobi, Horacio Salgán and Astor Piazzola).
The Quintet has performed in numerous milongas of Buenos Aires City and in the interior of Argentina, as well as in theatres and auditoriums; and due to their ample repertory, they have achieved the recognition of the public in general, both listeners and dancers. Among other places, they have performed in the provinces of Santa Cruz, Tucumán, Formosa, Misiones, Chaco and in inner cities of Buenos Aires province, always in music festivals . They have shared stage with figures as Raúl Lavié, María Graña, Guillermo Fernández, Ariel Ardit, Andrés Linetzky and other recognized tango musicians.

Dancers: Luisa Calle & Alexander Moncada
From Columbia, Luisa and Alexander have a tremendous experience with tango championships and they will charm you with their accurate and fluid style.
She started her tango training 16 years ago at the schooldance “El Candombe”, in Medellin city. She participated in various tango competitions in Columbia, where she comes from. She won the first prize in tango and milonga categories, as well as the second prize in the waltz-tango category. After that, she became champion and vice-champion among the Tango Embrujo Company in the World Tango Championship. Also, she was finalist for the World Tango Championship of Buenos Aires. She took part in various festivals as a guest artist, for instance at the Dubaï Tango Fest. She has also participated in all the festivals organized with the hotel brand Hilton all over the world. Currently, she is vice-champion of the Milongueros del Mundo fest, category milonga and 3rd in the waltz category.
He is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer who started to dance at age 12. In Buenos Aires, he won the 3rd prize of “tango de salon” and was 5th in tango escenario. He has also received the first prize for best foreign couple, during the Mundial of Argentina in 2014.He toured with major orchestras and dance companies such as Sexteto Mayor and Los Reyes del Tango.

Free event.


14th edition of the Montreal International Tango Festival

Moonlight Tango

44 Classes
10 Dancers
6 Milongas
3 Shows
1 Orchestras

The Festival International de Tango de Montréal (FITM) was created in 2003. One of the main objectives of the FITM is to offer to the city of Montreal a cultural event of significant influence and impact.

Each year, the FITM presents music of the highest quality performed by musicians from Argentina as well as from Quebec. Many free concerts are offered outdoors and are open to the public at large. The orchestras also present concerts during milongas (dance evenings with live music) and in renowned theatres. The FITM offers, apart from the concerts section, an intensive dance training program with workshops for beginners and dancers of all levels with guest masters.

For more information, including the full schedule of Montreal International Tango Festival events, visit: www.fitm.ca     514-527-5197

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