Istanbul Tango Festival 2010
Istanbul Tango Festival is hosted for the 7th time and will take place between June 30 and July 4.
As the festival will bring different cultures together, it will play an important role in expressing the cultural beauty of tango and the country of Argentina and aims to support the dance art and its practitioners all around the world.
Last year representatives from 46 different countries attended the festival and a similar number are expected this year, including world-famous tango trainers, dancers and orchestras.
Turkish Orchestra La Ideal works to specialize on being a festival orchestra. All members of the orchestra are master teachers of their areas. They all have deep knowledge and performence experience of classical and world music.
Top international DJs will perform such as: Manuk Colakyan ( USA – Turkey ), Christos Pateropoulos ( Greece ), Abdulfattah Yaghmour ( Jordan ), Utku Küley ( Turkey )
The festival is hosted at some historic venues such as the Binbirdirek Cistern which was constructed in the fourth century as the second biggest water reservoir in Istanbul after Bazalika Cistern (Yerebatan Palace).
Complete list of venues are:
Adile Sultan Palace (Summer house built by Sultan Abdulaziz in 1856) – Indoor
Historical Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University – Outdoor
Historical Dalyan Club (Old manestry back to 1800s) – Outdoor
1001 Direk Sarnici/Cistern (In 330 A.C. Built by Roman Senate Philoxenus)-Indoor