This year, the Tango Argentino ball, which takes place every year in the historic city hall of Wuppertal, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. On 29 September, the large ballroom in the city hall will be turned into a dance floor. Anyone who doesn’t want to dance themselves will have the opportunity to watch, or at least hear, tango. An orchestra will play the original arrangements from the 1940s, and performances by Argentinian master dance couples will offer insights into the sensual nature of this dance. Away from the large dance floor in the ballroom, DJs Isabella Cremer and Iwan Harlan will play modern tango music in the “Neo Tango Flavour Lounge”. A 3-day festival with workshops and cafés, organised by the Wuppertal tango scene, will round off the event.
The Ball Tango Argentino is one of the largest tango culture events in Europe and was first organised in 1998 to mark the 25th stage anniversary of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dance theatre. Wuppertal is known throughout North Rhine-Westphalia for its dance theatre and major dance scene.