Berlin - the Buenos Aires of Europe.
I'm excited to be a part of Berlin Contemporary Tango Festival, and take the whole world with me to explore, dance, feel, experiment, and just simply be a part of everything that happens live! Here is the link to watch last year stories (and make sure you follow me so I can take you with me the next time!): I Am Taking You With Me
Andreas Rochholl has organized Tango Festivals in the Hauptbahnhof, Berlin’s central train stat station for the last 10 years. This year the festival is completely dedicated to Contemporary Tango.
“The theme is tango’s globality and connections with other cultures and movement disciplines. The festival is not only, not even primarily for dancers. It’s for people to watch.”
Andreas believes that tango dancers should be in relationship with two partners: another dancer, and a musician.
“As a contemporary opera director I have very much experience with the resistance to contemporary art, with musicians’ disassociation from bodies and dancing, and with dancers’ preference for recorded music. I want to give space to people to do things. There are lots of people who would like to do something but don’t dare because people won’t come. People give what the market wants, but maybe they have a different voice in their soul. This festival is not against tradition. It’s just a space where people can express something else.
The artist has to transform the space. It’s a love affair. You have to say Yes! I want it! That’s my kiss. I want to kiss this place.”