Imagine - 15 years of good friends, good energy, world's best maestros!
Chicho and Juana are back with their famous seminar. We are celebrating this occasion with a very special honor.
Dana Frigoli and Jon Lambert unfortunatelly won't be with us. They can't leave Buenos Aires because of Covid-19 related complications.
You need to know this
Face masks are not mandatory.
Yes we can change partners on milongas.
You don't need a partner for milongas.
You really need a partner for classes.
You have to register even only for milongas.
You can pay at the door for individual milongas only.
Chicho and Juana will come. Dana and Jonny won't.
If you don't feel well get a good sleep at home.
Technically you should be recovered / tested / vaccinated.
Chicho & Juana Seminar: The intensive, 3 days, 4 hours/day seminar with Mariano Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda is your ideal opportunity to grow and develop. Your colleagues will be dancers with same ambitions and desires. You will have 3 days to train, ask, share.
Please register for a full seminar and in a couple.
Sorry, Dana & Jonny are not coming. They can't leave Buenos Aires because of Covid-19 related complications.
Dana Frigoli & Jon Lambert
Dana and Jon are the directors of the DNI Tango School in Buenos Aires - as far as we know, the best tango school. The school has a devoted team of teachers working in a loving, professional, vibrant atmosphere. The school uses their own tango technique focusing on dancer’s own bodies before moving to the specifics of steps and structures.
Dana Frigoli developed this technique - called TTC, Tango Tecnología Conceptual. Dana is an impressive artist. Formally schooled at the National School of Dramatic Arts she devoted her life to tango as art. She is a strong, energetic dancer with a passionate unique character and a perfect (yes!) technique.
Dana is also a very successful choreographer. She developed choreography for the movie Superclásico that received an Oscar nomination for the best foreign movie. She recently received the prize for the Best Argentinian Contemporary choreography for two tango shows by the DNI Company: La Musa del Capricho and DOS - Lo que se disvuelve.
Jon Lambert discovered tango in the DNI. Amazed by the TTC technique he remained there - and transformed the school. Before joining the DNI Jonny worked as a business consultant for the clients such as Shell, IBM, and Philips. He has an impressive ability to discover the core important concepts. He really understands how tango works and is excellent at passing it forward.
Dana and Jonny spent the year 2019 travelling around the world with their daughter - not working, just growing. As they came back they started dancing as a dance couple. Ljubljana will be their first international festival where they appear as a couple.
Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda
Chicho and Juana are our old friends. Chicho first visited us in Ljubljana in 2005, with Juana 3 years later. Then and today and every day in between we admire him as tango genius and her as tango queen.
As dancers-artists they emit and evoke the strongest emotions. As far as we know they are the only tango couple than can make most of the audience wipe some tears.
Their dance is above styles. Their perfect technique allows them to effortlessly express their souls by dancing. It is not enough to say that they dance to the music. Probably the music dances them.
We all know the hi-story - Chicho was playing drums since 14 years old and studied theatre for 8 years before discovering tango. He modestly says that he was lucky to be invited to the tango revolution lead by Gustavo Naveira and Fabian Salas. For sure tango was even luckier. Chicho is driving and influencing the progress of tango dance. He's a movie star ( Tango libre (2012) and Fermín glorias del tango (2014)). He calls himself milonguero viejo and rightfully so - he's history in progress.
He is also in a perfect tango couple with Juana Sepulveda. Her body interprets the finest details of the part of the music that Chicho dedicates to her. Her movements are profoundly deep, light, and connected. Personally she is reserved, gentle, tender. A true tango royal.
As teachers they are exact, devoted to tango and dedicated to the progress of the students. They are honest in the classroom and that is the ultimate compliment for a maestro.
Ramo & Go-Go Istanbul
Djurdjina Šijaković Belgrade
Goran Nikšić Croatia
Thibault Cresp Paris
Rado Miklavčič Slovenia
Ljubljana Tango Festival's main location is Festivalna dvorana, an elegant ballroom built by Slovenia's famous architect Plečnik. All milongas Friday-Sunday and Chicho-Juana seminar will be here.
Thursday milonga and all Dana-Jonny teachings will enjoy the hospitaliy of Studio Moj Korak, a cosy and friendly learning envieronment.
Locations are a few steps apart and a slow 15-minute walk from the city center (from Prešeren square and the Three Bridges).
Cheap parking is available at both locations.
Travel and arrival
Slovenia has great highways. You'll need to buy a vignette before entering Slovenia. There are cheap parking at festival venues.
Land in Ljubljana (LJU), Trieste/Italy (TRS, 1 hour drive), Zagreb/Croatia (ZAG, 1 hour drive), Venezia/Italy (VCE, 2.5 hrs drive). Use GoOpti shuttles from any airport to Ljubljana.
By bus or train
Festival locations are just next to the central Train and Bus station, 5 min walk.
Contact us if you need help.
Seminars and classes
Yes, we can change partners on milongas.
Masks are not obligatory. Up to you.
To enter Slovenia and the Festival you must be either tested (HAG 48 hrs or PCR 72 hrs), vaccinated, or have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months. If you need to discuss this policy for whatever reasons please contact us.
Currently the number of persons on an event in Slovenia is not limited.
If this changes we'll respect first-registered first-served approach.
Rules are changing frequently so keep in touch on our Facebook page.