Barcelona Tango Marathon 2 2019-02-14T20:30:07+00:00


Marathon starts on 20th September 2019 at 7 pm and ends on 22nd September 2019 at 7 pm.

There is a PREPARTYon the 19th of September in Casa Valencia Milonga from 22:00 to 1:30
An AFTERPARTY will take place in Milonga del Angel on Sunday 22th of September from 20:00 to 2:00
The REGISTRATION FEE is 111 EUR (single registration) or (99 EUR/per Person in couple registration) and covers the following:

• pre&after party entrance fees
• 2 brunches served in the early afternoon (on Saturday and Sunday)
• unlimited snacks, veggies, fruits, sweets, water, selected soft drinks, coffee and tea during the entire marathon
• marathon entrance fee

Our reservation system is TANGOPOLIX.

After registration you will receive an automatic response that we have received your enquiry. You will be informed as soon as possible about the state of your registration followed by further details.

Please have in mind that we apply a discount for couple registration in order to maintain balance and comfortable dancing during the marathon. Another criteria are balance in dance level and geographical distribution creating a marathon that has the intention to be as enjoyable and warmhearted as possible.

Barcelona Tango Marathon Programme 2019

Thursday 19th

  • 22:30 – 1:30  Opening party in Casa Valencia Milonga

    (DJ Mario Giattino  (Torino))

Friday 20th

  • 19:00 Registration table opens at Nau del Clot

    19:00-03:00 Marc Tomassi, Camille Boucher & Benoit Galindo (El 13 Tango club) (Marsella)

Saturday 21th

  • 12:00 – 13:30  First class with Alexis Quezada  At Salon Pugliese (Class 1)

  • 13:30 – 15h Second class with Alexis Quezada. At Salon Pugliese

  • 1400-19:00 Afternoon  at Nau del Clot with Ezequiel “El Tigre” Sabella

  • 1900-21:30 Open chacarera class with Pam

  • 22:00 – 3:00h Night at La Nau del Clot with Goran Nikšić

Sunday 22th

  • 12:00 – 13:30  Third class with Alexis Quezada  At Salon Pugliese.

  • 13:30 – 15:00h Last class with Alexis Quezada. At Salon Pugliese.

  • 14:00-19:00 TDJ Ilias Selalmazidis at Nau del Clot

  • 22:00-2:00 Afterparty at Milonga del Angel (TDJ TBC)

Monday 23th

  • 21:00-0:00 Afterparty TBD  (TDJ TBC)


Alexis Quezada will conduct four workshop special designed for the tango marathon dancers

  • (SAT) 12:00 – 13:30  The active role of the follower Develop a constant dialog between leader and follower.

  • (SAT) 13:30 – 15h Movement freedom in a close embrace Contact variation to create space

  • (SUN) 12:00 – 13:30 Unexplored potential of the close embrace Experience the embrace as a sensorial, functional and musical way of connecting.

  • (SUN) 13:30 – 15h Rebounds, feints and counterbalances (Inter/ Advanced) The secret of a perfect double time – calm and in time !

  • 1 Workshop price: 20€

  • Two workshop 35€

  • All four workshops 60€




FRIDAY 18:00 – 3:00

http://www.el13tangoclub.com (Marsella)

Marc Tommasi

Dancer since 1991, DJ tango since 1996, lived three years in Buenos Aires from 2005 to 2007, speaks Argentine Spanish. DJed over 200 milongas worldwide.
His style is heavily influenced by the milonga of Buenos Aires where the energy and variety are associated with tango poetry to create an emotional bath in which everyone can melt.
His inspirations are Mario Orlando and Horacio Godoy for their accuracy and versatility

Camille Boucher

Sensitive to the pulsations of the ball and fed by his intense experience as a dancer, he composes selections tailored to the circumstances of each milonga to delight dancers.
In each tanda, Camille seeks a balance between tonus and softness. Passionate by tangos of the 20’s to the 50’s, the creation of atmosphere and energy is its « beau souci ».

Benoit Galindo

Benoit proposes a music centered on fast rhythms, drawing mainly from the vast repertoire of the 40’s. He possesses many rare tracks, restored by his own care. He loves combine video animation to the milonga whenever possible.


SATURDAY 14:00 – 20:00

Ezequiel “El Tigre” Sabella hails from the city of Rosario, tango city par excellence, part of the historic triangle of port cities that shaped the Tango, along with Montevideo and the Federal Capital (Buenos Aires).

In 2006, when he was only 22 years old, he began his studies of what is usually called “Tango Dance” and he also started an intense romance that led him to investigate the history of Tango, music, the historical context socio-political where this heritage of humanity is built, its poetry, the great creators, their life stories, who they were and why. Also the cinema, radio and the world of tango in its entirety.

In 2012 he began to explore in the world of the music of milongas, a trade to which he dedicates himself fully since then. He has musicalized in more than half of the provinces of Argentina, making him one of the most federal Djs in the country.

His style, already a personal brand, seeks to sink into the bowels of the traditional Tango of the 40’s, always leaving place for “his beloved” Old Guard, and also for new orchestras.

More info https://ejsabella.wixsite.com/tdjtigre


SATURDAY NIGHT 22:00 – 3:00

“Tango is one of the best things that happened to me, it’s expressive and musical, but also a bit geeky. Being a former physicist with a musical education, it seems all parts of my being participate in my dancing; tango music really moves my body and soul. I try to visualise this whenever I’m dancing, listening, teaching or DJing.

Over time, I got to travel a lot, meet many beautiful people, and share and explore tango music. The only “rule” I follow in DJing is the variety in music choices: emotions, qualities, rhythm and melody. Everything else comes from the dancers’ energy and their feedback.

I’ve been lucky enough to visit most European capitals, having played from Lisbon to Moscow and from Oslo to Naples in marathons, festivals, encuentros and local milongas. I am looking forward to a future full of travelling and exploration!”


Sunday afternoon 14:00 – 19:00

“As long as he is participating as a social dancer in multiple tango events all around Greece/Europe/Galaxy year by year he caught himself playing with the music and experimenting with his dance.
Firstly showed up as a DJ in 2011 in Greece and in 2014 in Romania and since then he started his endless journey of deeply exploring Tango Music.
Since he keeps dancing he observes the dance floor and he tries to catch the dancers’ feelings…
What is actually unique and amazing in his DJ sets is that even he sometimes goes with the flow, although he also surprises the dancers by changing smoothly the mood of the dance floor.
He’d rather play songs from Golden Age but also versions of New Orchestras, while his music style varies from speedy, dynamic, playful, lyrical, romantical items.”


THURSDAY 22:00 – 1:30

A tango lover since 2006. In fact, before being a tango dj, he is a tango dancer and this makes him very sensitive to what dancers like. The acclaimed Dj Marcelo Rojas, his mentor of tango music, gave Mario the basic elements to build beautiful tandas and create “buena onda”. He started playing in his own city, Turin, and now he has been working in several places in Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal, England , Germany, Finland). In February- March 2019, Mario will be touring the U.S.A. and Canada along with the prestigious La Juan D’Arienzo orchestra getting the great honour of djing along their itinerary.

“In my everyday life I’m an engineer and I’m used to build aircraft…but in my spare time I love to build wonderful tandas for dancers!! I love to mix traditional tandas with different styles, epoca and different levels of energy, but always watching people on and out the dance floor, feeling their energy, because a milonga should be a fun place for everyone, and this is just my ultimate goal.”


Urbany Hostel Barcelona

Low budget:

Hostel Urbany (300 meters from the main venue)

4Pax shared room with breakfast (30€ night)

6Pax shared room with breakfast (25€ night)

Urbany Young Hostel

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The Parc del Clot is a is a park built on the remains of the railway tunnel of the line Barcelona / Mataro. At the beginning of the 20th century it was the old train locomotive factory in Barcelona.




Registration is possible only through TANGOPOLIX

Registration is selection based. Acceptance criteria combine geographic, dance experience and gender in order to create a marathon as enjoyable and warmhearted as possible.

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Thank You for Your participation !

DEAR FOLLOWERS, while registering solo please take into consideration that usually single follower’s registrations outnumber single leaders registrations a lot (unfortunately). Single followers will be placed on the waiting list BUT:

We encourage highly to be pro-active and help find a partner to register with among your contacts so we can welcome you on BTM as we are doing our best to be a fair place to dance and enjoy!


DEAR LEADERS – please do not wait until last moment with Your registrations – we encourage You as well to be part of the creation of a heartwarming tango ambience that our BTM is about!

Please note as well:

  • Confirmed participation cannot be transferred to another person.
  • The marathon participation fee is not refundable.

* Accommodation. Please check the recommendation on the BTM site.
* Travel costs & Insurance

IMPORTANT NOTICE – do not make any travel or/and accommodation arrangements before getting the final confirmation of participation in our marathon– or only in case that You wish to visit our beautiful city in any case.