BUSCÁNDOTE 2020
Houston Tango Marathon, Jan 17-19

DJ'S INFORMATION

Carol A. Horowitz

Montreal, Canada

Carol can be found Dj’ing most every Wednesday at the weekly milonga that she runs in Montreal but when schedule permits, travels to marathons and festivals in Canada and the US. She's Dj'd at the Abrazo Marathon, East Coast Marathon, San Francisco Marathon, The Thing, Tango Magic and Seattle Tango Marathons, to name a few. Sensitive to the crowd, with a keen sense of energy and flow, she is able to facilitate an electric atmosphere that keeps everyone on their feet tanda after tanda.

Jay Abling

Annapolis, MD

J Abling has deejayed at many major festivals and cities all over North America since 2002. His DJ style is characterized by his ability to move the rhythmical feet and sway the melodic hearts of every dancer in the room. His choice tandas carefully strike the right balance between familiar classic tangos and pleasantly surprising ones.

Olga Bogatova

Bay Area, CA

When Olga took her first tango class, she immediately discovered that this dance was a meaningful language with endless possibilities to create and interact. She became addicted to the dance and started collecting traditional and alternative tango music right away. DJing has opened new doors for her to entertain dancers and connect with the community. With a diverse taste in music, Olga combines tandas that tap into the mood of the milonga. Her goal is to keep everyone dancing and let the dancers experience the range of emotions that tango communicates. You can catch Olga at the milongas in the Bay Area and along the West Coast.

Max Stasi

Milano, Italy

Max began dancing and collecting Tango music in 1999. He started active Dj-ing in 2006; during this period He has collaborated and still works with most of the major Milongas in the Milan area and many venues in northern/central Italy. He regularly DJs at international Marathons /Encuentros /Festivals /Milongas in Europe, North America and Asia. The backbone of his work, organized in Tandas y Cortinas, is represented by the music of the Golden age, with frequent detours towards the orchestras of the Guardia Vieja and of the early 1950s. For Max every event is different and unique. All tandas and transitions are improvised based on observation of the dancers, shaping the rhythmic and emotional energy of the dancefloor. My motto: “A Tango DJ gig is like a great Red Wine: complex, spicy, bold, intense, harmonic … and after each sip you immediately want the next”.

Dhruv Singh

San Francisco, CA

Dhruv discovered tango at Purdue University and soon after moved to Portland where he became part of a thriving community. Now a resident of the Bay Area, the spontaneity and nostalgia that first drew him to tango keeps taking him across the country for various festivals and marathons. He enjoys the entire richness of the range that tango has to offer values the many flavors tango dancers bring from across the world. As a DJ, he believes that a great experience on the dance floor simply originates from a burning desire to dance. He has never DJ'd in the south before and is looking forward to DJ and dance at Buscandote 2020!

Photo credit Oscar Chang

ABOUT

Excited to invite you to Houston again!
BUSCANDOTE 2020 will be held January 17-19 at the same gorgeous venue, the Czech Museum Center, including 5 milongas with two full brunches and refreshments. Traditionally fantastic DJs will be spinning the energy and amazing dancers will be creating the magic. The marathon is limited to 200 dancers and shall be role balanced.
Our goal is to create an amazing and unforgettable event that will generate beautiful memories, new friendships, and inspiration and possibly new projects and cooperations.

ABOUT THE LOGO

I call it TangoFly...
The art this year is a symbol of transformational ability of tango, the ability to take you to different space, transforming emotions into the art you share in a present moment with your partner, room, music.
There are so many transformations, when I think about tango: personal growth, as we learn more about self-expression through improvised movement. Learn to embrace our emotions and be vulnerable, learn to trust another person as we exchange energy via tango language. Learning to have space to listen and appreciate one another expression and add to it, colaborate - how much do we grow/transform through it? Transforming community as a whole, caring for each other well being and becoming creators of safe space, how powerful is that?
The butterfly effect that tango has, the impact we have on every soul we dance with, and constant exchange, one tanda touch and we mix it all in as we travel the world for tango. The growth from exchange we receive, the joy and responsibility that comes with it makes the dance so real and transformational. We welcome all to Buscandote 2020 and wish you to take home new wings of happiness and to be a reason someone else went home with beautiful wings behind their backs…
I chose the butterfly wings to highlight the depth of transformation I feel thanks to tango, the feeling of flying I seek in every embrace. The space wings are the art of beautiful artist Marina Malyarenko and the concept is inspired by her team project “Catharsis”, check the art their presented at Burning Man this year. What are your stories of transformation? I would love to hear them in a comment or private message. Sending hugs and love to you all.

Contact

  •   +1 832 367 72 65
  •   4920 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004

CONTACT

If you have any questions please send a message.
We will answer as soon as possible.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to promote inclusivity & diversity in tango, to create a friendly, safe, respectful environment on and out of dance floor with good quality dancing and inspiring energy. We hope for your support and participation.
With any question please send us an email to buscandotehtm@gmail.com

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