A Unique Tango Festival
This year, Tango in Paradise’16 choose a traditional fabric BATIK with PRADA Contemporary motifs and coloring batik prada mixed from Indonesian and Argentina cultural aspects is designed exclusively by Yanny Tan – the designer for Tango in Paradise’17.
A tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Nigeria, the batik of Indonesia, however, is the best known. Indonesian batik made in the island of Java has a long history of acculturation, with diverse patterns influenced by a variety of cultures, and is the most developed in terms of pattern, technique, and the quality of workmanship. On 2nd October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing method, has been practiced for centuries in Indonesia and is an integral part of ethnic life and religious ceremony. This intimate knowledge of the batik process is what makes the Indonesian artists the talented leaders in their field. Batik is a way of life for the Indonesian people and it is reflected in the many facets of rural and cultural living.
The ultimate aim is to juxtapose the two beautiful cultures, Indonesian and Argentinean, each enhancing the charisma of the other country. On the basis of this mixed culture, We invite, for 2nd time, SOLO TANGO – Tango musicians from Russia, to have them performing tango music at the festival. Traditional dance from Bali – PENDET will again collaborate with the tango dancers at the festival. We know it is a difficult task for them, but nevertheless We would like to give the collaboration a chance. This year 4 couples of Tango Masters – Pablo Georgini y Noelia Coleti, Adrian Veredice y Alejandra Hobart, Facundo Pinero y Vanessa Vilalba, Leandro Oliver y Laila Rezk, will collaborate with Balinese dancers. We are pretty sure they will produce magical dance pieces between them. The famous International tango DJ – Anthony Miller “El Mafioso” (Australia), Agoez Denzell (Indonesia) will spin the music to companying the tango lovers in expressing their desire on the dance floor. The art director of this event is Vieter Christian Simanjuntak from Bali, Indonesia. The guest dancers and organizers – Odile y Jose Luis (Korea), Jose Bartolome y May Carreras (Australia), Sae y Juan Carlos (Japan), Sergey Shoknenko y Anna Shoknenko (Russia), Philippines and Indonesia will perform in the traditional night.
Finally, We are continually obliged to introduce these beautiful cultures and entice more and more people to become tango lovers which already thriving but still relatively small community in Indonesia.