Abrazo Del Mar is the new name for Sonja & Sven’s tango activities in Blankenberge. The venue is still Belgium Pier, but this summer edition is a pleasant mix between a tango marathon (lots of dancing) and a tango festival (demo by Maja & Marko, demo and workshops by Noelia & Carlitos)
We just did the busiest festival we ever did, in Istanbul, Turkey. Maral, Esref & Murat organised the 7th edition of TanGOTOIstanbul, with 10 maestros, 5 big salons with demos, 3 concerts with two famous tango orchestras and much more. We shot an obscene amount of pictures over a span of 40 hours in 5 days. We loved the people there, the energy, and after the 5 days, the possibility of sleeping past noon.
We’re back at MSTF in Porec for 5 days of tanning and dancing. The first evening was kind of unusual, since the milonga started with 2 hours of meditation in front of a TV screen (Argentina-Netherlands: 1-0 in penalties) and we discovered that Porec has active knowledge of the concept of ‘rain’.
The second edition of Festivalito Del Mar in Blankenberge was amazing. With demos and workshops from Moira & Gaston, and Rocio & Bruno, with the most scenic of views, a brand new hardwood floor, super DJs and an excellent restaurant, Sonja & Sven gave us an event that pleased on so many levels. Panni and me took a whole bunch of photos, and they are all visible here: Festivalito Del Mar.