TANGO ALCHEMIE IX: OUR TANGO, OUR PLANET

JUNE 18-21, 2015

This is a very special year for Alchemie,
all has been leading up to this.

This year is the 9.

It is the end of a cycle.

The seed opens and a new life breaks through.

The End is the Beginning.

What will your new beginning bring?

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden

Meet both the sunrise and the sunset at the Charles Bridge!

Dance as the sun comes up and goes down over St. Vitus,
on Summer Solstice, when all the alchemical formulae of Prague have been ignited!

MARATHON – dance 20 hours a day

FESTIVAL – gala milongas & surprises ala Alchemie

PLANET TANGO – 24 hour global milonga benefit!!!
www.planettango.org

Program Schedule

Thursday, June 18
21:00–23:00 Pre-party @ Cafe neustadt (Courtyard of Novoměstká Radnice)
22:00–3:00 Kickoff Milonga @ Novoměstká Radnice
Alchemie summer sweetness begins in this unique ancient space (1348), so close to Mosaic House…
Shows, special inspiration dances & other delights
DJ Stefan Ok
3:00 – open ended After @ La Loca
DJ Francesco Cieschi
Friday, June 19
10:00 – 14:00 Dancing breakfast* @ La Loca
14:00 – 19:00 Day Cafe @ Lucerna Marble Salon
DJ Analía La Rubia
22:00 – 3:00 Misteriosa Masquerade – Gala Milonga @ Lucerna Velky Sal
Elegant, fabulously formal- baroque mask. Dance who you want to be!
Show by Gaston Torelli & Mariana Dragone
Live music by Orquesta Tipica Misteriosa Buenos Aires
DJ Francesco Cieschi
3:00 – open ended After @ La Loca
Dj Semeon Kukormin
Saturday, June 20
10:00 – 12:30 Dancing breakfast* @ La Loca
12:30 PLANET TANGO : KICK OFF!!
Be there on Mosaic Square for the start of the 24-hour Benefit Milonga.
PLANET TANGO, this is it!
13:00 – 17:00 Sunlight Milonga
 @ Lucerna marble salon
We start with a DJ playing live from Tokyo, then dance our way around the world.
Every step counts !
Saturday, June 20 (continued)
17:00 – 21:00 Twilight Milonga @ Klub Lavka
Enchanted evening sunset salon at this beautiful venue just over the river.
21:00 – 5:00 Solstice Milonga @ Lucerna Velky Sal
The Big Night ! Casual and ready to dance til dawn. Everyone is a tanguero : Dance who you are!
Dj Analía La Rubia live, special performance & surprises
Sunday, June 21
5:00 Meet the sun…
Walk to the river, meet the new dawn together on Charles Bridge – the first tanda outsie as the sun rises over Prague castle on the sacred summer solstice.
5:00 – 13:00 Sunrise Milonga @ Klub Lavka
Share deep morning embraces and celebrate for the last part of Planet Tango.
13:00 – 19:00 Enjoy the free music open-air festival on the Islands of Prague, right near us along the river!!! Or sleep and get ready for the Epic After on Sunday night
19:00 – 22:30 Secret Sunset milonga @ to be revealed…!
Dance as the sun goes down in the most magical moment of the year. Prague summer solstice, when the sun sets ‘3 times’ and illuminates the sacred geometries of the city. We dance into a new time together.
22:30 – 4:00 Epic After celebration milonga @ Klub Lavka
Dj Semeon Kurkormin
4:00 – open ended After @ La Loca
Dj Analia La Rubia
Monday, June 22
10:00 – 13:00 Late breakfast / Mosaic House checkout
Dancing breakfast* @ La Loca

*Note on Dancing Breakfast: Have breakfast, get in the mood, warm up, practice your new steps — a hot playlist is waiting for you in the club to dance and eat by! Big beautiful breakfast @ Mosaic House/La Loca available for 7 euro/person

Register

Classes & Offerings

Thursday, June 18
18:00–19:30 Gyrokinesis for Tangueros (all levels)
with Ula
Friday, June 19
13:30 – 14:45 Rebounds and Change in Dynamics (int & adv)
with Gaston & Mariana
15:00 – 16:30 Foot and Leg Tomadas (adv)
with Gaston & Mariana
15:00 – 16:30 Visionary Explorations: Experiments & Enhancements to Change Your Tango Life (int & adv)
with Ozgur Sonja Rita & Vasco
Saturday, June 20
14:00–15:30 Structure of the Giro and its Rhythmical Variations (int)
with Gaston & Mariana
15:45–17:15 Tools for Improvisation (adv)
with Gaston & Mariana
15:45–17:15 Rotation in Vals-Spiraled Movements (int)
with Cecilia & Riccardo
Sunday, June 21
16:00 – 17:30 Boleos with Unusual Exits (int & adv)
with Gaston & Mariana
16:00 – 17:30 Must-Knows About Tango (beginners & new dancers)
with Matias Facio of Tango Libre
17:45 – 19:15 Men & Women’s technique (int & adv)
with Gaston & Mariana

This is a time for all who have ever been a part of Alchemie, and for the tango community in general to come together, make a difference, embrace one another and out right party!

Communities Pairs Singles
Before After Before After Before After
15.3 30.5 1.6 15.3 30.5 1.6 15.3 30.5 1.6
Milonga package
(4 evening milongas)
60€ 65€ 70€ 70€ 75€ 80€ 80€ 85€ 90€
Marathon package
(absolutely everything)
85€ 90€ 100€ 100€ 105€ 115€ 120€ 125€ 130€
Weekender package
(all events Fri 21:00 to Sun 13:00)
65€ 70€ 75€ 80€

Pairs: leader & follower, or two leaders

Community: Come as a tango community (6 or more people from the same city/area, purchasing the same package), represent your city and support our cause!

Role Balance: For everyone’s maximum enjoyment, we would like to ensure role balance. Preference will be given to role-balanced registrations. Individual follower registrations will be accepted as we are able to match them with individual leader registrations.

At the door:  Individual Milonga costs, as space allows, balance insured at the door:   Thursday 20€, Friday 25€ Saturday (night of 24-hr event) 28€, Sunday 18 €.

Tango Alchemie is and has always been a non-profit event for tango arts.
This year the event is to support the tree planting via the Planet Tango initiative, 
 
www.planettango.org

Thank you for your support!

Hotel

Our amazing partner hotel Mosaic House

  • The only eco/ green & grey hotel in Prague,
  • Fabulous music club LA LOCA for our afterparties and dancing breakfasts
  • All classes of rooms at special prices just for Alchemie guests

** Rooms held for us now, but space and timing is limited, so book as soon as you can!

17€  / night / per bed – 4, 6 or 8 bed dorms
17€  / night / per bed – Separate Mingle hostel suite
85€ / Double room (2 people)
110€ / Double room with terrace (2 people)
135€ / Luxury two room apartment with kitchen corner (2-4 people). (One bedroom with 2 beds.  Possible for 1-2 more people sleeping on sofa bed in the living room)
200€ / Luxury penthouse ( 2 people)

** Dorm rooms – Private hostel style rooms of 4,6 or 8 beds with dedicated shower and toilet.

** Mingle hostel suite – Separate block of rooms including 1 x 10 bed dorm, 1 x 8 bed dorm, 2 x 4 bed dorm (shared facilities and common kitchen)

** Hostel-style rooms – If you wish to book a whole room for you and your group, you will need to book all beds at the time of your reservation. Please let the hotel know when you make your booking.

** Breakfast is not included. A great generous big breakfast buffet can be added for 7 euro per day.

To book your room, apartment, group hostel reservation or bed

Please send an email to:

anastasia[at}mosaichouse.com

Please use the following title: TANGO- Your last name- Type of room

Please include the above as well as dates of stay, breakfast option if you desire, etc.

Mosaic House is supporting the festival via in-kind sponsorship!
Stay at Mosaic = support the event, support the planet, and support your own best time in Prague! :)

Prague this June will be one big party, and one long unforgettable embrace.

It is about radical joy, and how our energy together can transform worlds. Magical Prague at its best in the high sun, long-light, sacred hours of solstice.

Let’s dance, let’s plant, let’s rock this planet :)

We are connected. Can’t wait to see you then!

~Team Tango Alchemie~

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