bENG_Cultural Events

Spectacle Tango Revolución
Thursday May 21, 6:00 p.m. – Espace José Janson – Fabrègues
Director: Chrystelle Rinaldi – Technical advisor: Christian Glaize
After the success, in 2019, of Carmen Tango which continues to be broadcast, TangOsud offers you again this year, a completely new show specially built for the Festival. Supported by the Otros Aires orchestra, by the maestros invited to the festival, by hip hop and contemporary dance dancers, and by actors, Tango Revolución is not just a dance performance, it tells a story from of selected texts. It is the journey of two souls shattered by political upheavals and by exile who will rebuild themselves through music and dance. It tells how tango can be a form of resistance and reconstruction today. Tango Revolución shows, if necessary, that the tango moves and remains fully anchored in the news.


Movie « Un disparo en la Noche II »
Monday May 18, 8-10 p.m
Cinéma Le Diagonal, 5 rue de Verdun 34000 Montpellier – 04 67 58 58 10
Film by Alexandro Diez – Year: 2015 – Country: Argentina – Duration: 1h30

In these times when advertising invades us, are we living in a new golden age of tango where it would act as resistance? Today’s group of musicians, singers and tango composers decide to record a new tango disc. In evoking this project, the director questions the young generation of creators about his desire to appropriate contemporary tango as a mode of expression. This film, which won the Best Documentary Prize at the Montgomery Festival, proves that the tango is not dead and removes all the clichés on the « dance for old people »!


Tango Heritage Walk
Wednesday May 20, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Meeting Point in front of the Opéra Comédie
What is the best way for a tanguero to discover the visible and hidden treasures of Montpellier ? Take a few dance steps in front of its superb monuments! During a stroll and with the help of a professional guide, you will discover some nuggets, witnesses of the history of our city, treading the ground with your assured steps! What better to feel the historical past of our beautiful city and combine culture and movement.


Apéros Tango
Monday May 18, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday May 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
In front of the Opéra Comédie – Montpellier
In front of the Opéra Comédie, this symbolic place in Montpellier, come dance and enjoy the leniency of time (we hope so!). This tango aperitif is also an opportunity to introduce the general public to the magic of our favorite dance.


Exhibition Diégo Menendez
From Thursday May 21 to Sunday May 24 – Espace Culturel José Janson – Fabrègues
Diego Menendez is a painter born in Buenos Aires where he studied at the National School of Fine Arts “Manuel Belgrano”. He has lived in France since 1981. He is artist in the galleries of the Forum des Arts et Modus in Paris, Canfin in New York, Duta Fine Arts in Jakarta, Partage and Huberty Breyne in Brussels. He exhibits in America, Europe and Indonesia. His works are exhibited at the Musée de Mérignac (Gironde) DutaFine Arts museum (Jakarta) and Pasifika Museum (Bali). Dazzled, from an early age, by the orange bodies of Modigliani’s nudes, the jungles full of customs mystery, he painted on the borders of reality, where it takes on poetic and unpredictable resonances. But let Diégo tell us about his art :  « Stop, for a moment, the flow of ideas to give way to the more subtle and elusive world of emotions. Detect and chase routines. To find ourselves where we had never been, to face puzzles to let act intuition, our only creative weapon against the unknown. The painting becomes a sensitive surface where we trace signs in an attempt to convey an emotion. »


Liliana Rago Exposition
From Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 May – Espace Culturel José Janson – Fabrègues
Liliana was trained in Beaux Arts in Buenos Aires, her hometown. It has found its place in the worlds of tango, around the slopes, in the decor of festivals, and in the imagery of many balls and associations. She widened the framework of her work by organizing, since 2011, the Tango festival of Bonifacio. His art led him to travel. She is regularly exhibited in French and foreign galleries and collections in Buenos Aires, Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Paris, Bali … Her paintings charm us with the softness of her sunny balconies and the beauty of the dancers, while her drawing challenges and takes us to the very heart of the dance, translating with strength and finesse the inspiration that emerges from its Latin roots. She realizes her works by linking multiple techniques: oil painting, acrylic, pastel, gold leaf, prints, embossing … Her work has been awarded numerous national and international rewards.


«Tango and Health» conference
Friday May 22 – 6:00 p.m. – José Janson Cultural Space – Fabrègue
By Cyndie Martinez-Navarro
– Graduated in Sociology and Ethnology and from the National University of Arts in Buenos Aires.

After obtaining a Masters in ethnology, Cyndie Martinez Navarro will continue her research in Argentina, combining her two great passions: Argentine tango and the humanities. After a total immersion of eight years in Buenos Aires, she will undertake a solid training at the National University of Arts of the city of Buenos Aires where she will train as a tango dancer and pedagogue. It was during her training that she collaborated on seminars and congresses on the contributions of Argentine tango to health. Convinced then of its effectiveness, this practice being already proposed in certain Argentinian hospitals, it nourishes the desire to share it in its country of origin. She works regularly in France in nursing homes and hospitals with people suffering from chronic diseases, suffering from psychiatric difficulties, family carers and nursing staff.