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  "Live Music" in Ventura:  June 2017

 
 

* Coming to Tuesday Night Tango — on June 27, 2017 *

"Live Music" for Dancers with ...


Tango Musicians, Dancers & Composers

Carmen Maret + Andrew Bergeron

"Folias Tango"

from Grand Rapids, Michigan—

Tuesday - June 27, 2017

3 Full Hours — 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Grapes & Hops in Ventura


$15 / Suggested Donation for the Evening







More Information:  

Images          Overview

      Carmen + Andrew Bios           Folias Links + Video              

         Space + Restaurant            Map + Directions                 

 Past Quantum Tango Workshops





Dancing with "Live Music" by Folias Tango - Carmen Maret (flute) + Andrew Bergeron (guitar) — June 2017
  
   
 
    


Overview on "Live Music" Special Event in Ventura — June 27, 2017

Where:
  Grapes & Hops — on Main, in downtown Ventura ...
    454 East Main Street, Ventura, California  93001
      • on Main, located halfway between Oak + California
    • free public parking behind Grapes & Hops— enter off Santa Clara or Oak...
When:
  Every Tuesday Evening:
   

The "X" Session: Tango Exchange — 6:30 - 7:00 pm   (a shorter half-hour tonight)

           An enhanced interactive study/learning forum for Tango Dancers
   

Tuesday Night Tango:  with "Live Music"Three Full Hours : 7:00 pm - 10:00

           An all-levels mix of traditional social dancing + ongoing practice
Cost:
 

"X" Session:  $5.00 * — Tonight's Special Event with "Live Music":  $15.00 *

   

* Suggested Donations — participating dancers & guests are also cordially invited to
buy some Food & Drink to help justify our presence in a working restaurant
.

Please:  No outside food, beverages or bottles in Grapes & Hops — many thanks.



More About Carmen + Andrew of "Folias Tango"

Carmen Maret + Andrew Bergeron
"Folias Tango"

Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo met at Michigan State University in 2002 while studying for their combined Master’s Degrees in music composition, performance, and ethnomusicology. Their collaborations were initially based upon playing Andrew’s original music and Carmen’s tango arrangements but they soon blended these elements together to create their first concept album Waterway which drew inspiration from an Artist Residency at Isle Royale National Park.

Taking inspiration from Piazzolla, Maret and Bergeron’s original compositions are rooted in both the rigors of classical music and in the freedom of improvisational music. About Folias’ album Marufo Vega Fanfare magazine said, “Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players…They draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity… mysterious… charming… evocative.”

This nomadic duo has played on stages around the globe including in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Guinee, West Africa. Carmen and Andrew have self-booked and promoted tours extensively throughout North America, including festivals in Alaska and Canada and milongas in over 25 tango communities throughout the United States.

Carmen and Andrew are also co-founders of the Grand Rapids Tango Community in Western Michigan, where they dance and teach. And they curate foliasmusic.com where they publish and sell their own sheet music and CDs, host a podcast and blog. On their website you will also discover their not so secret identities as foodies and nature lovers.




Links to Folias Tango + their Music ...

Folias Music Website

    — background, bio, links, video ...

Carmen + Andrew's 2017 Tour

    — on the road from May to July in
         states throughout West ...

    — including Burning Tango, a sweet
         "hand-made" festival up near
         Mount Shasta, June 15 - 18 ...

Tango Blog

    — Folias' tango activities since 2009

Discography

    — Folias CDs on allmusic.com

Carmen + Andrew playing tango music together
along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania ...

Selected Video of "Live Music" from Folias Tango:

  • Quejas de Bandoneón — classic tango, arranged by Carmen, with Christopher Martin on violin
  • Romance del Barrio — playing at a milonga in New Mexico on their 2010 Tour
  • The Lemon Smugglers — an original milonga, composed by Carmen
  • Cumparsita Vals — in an arrangement by Carmen, Andrew + Pablo Aslan
  • Alfonsina y el Mar — the well-known Argentine folk song, arranged by Andrew + Carmen
  • Cabrales — an original composition by Andrew + Carmen
  • Oblivion — by Piazzolla, arranged by Andrew, with Christopher Martin on viola, and
               impromptu dancing by Carolina del Rivero + Donato Juarez

Meet the Troubadours! — a 20-minute interview and profile of Carmen + Andrew
by dancer / filmmaker Zak Brown of VZTango in Reno



Andrew + Carmen play at Burning Tango, June 2016
Carmen's "pinhole camera" portrait — Carmen, Deb, Stephen + Andrew - at Deb's Cabin 2015



For more on Tango Music ...

Including background, history, examples + more, please see our "More Music" page ...




Space + Restaurant

Grapes & Hops is the new location + venue for Tuesday Night Tango in Ventura.

With its superb selection of wines and draft beer, elegant sandwiches and small plates, and long list of glowing reviews, Grapes & Hops complements the Tango with a graceful ambiance and classy vibe.

Located on Main in downtown Ventura just across the Mission, the restaurant is an easy 30-minute drive from Santa Barbara, Ojai and Thousand Oaks, an hour or so from many parts of the Valley and Los Angeles, and just minutes away from all locations in nearby Oxnard and Ventura.

For more about Grapes & Hops on Facebook, including their regular "live music" events with a variety of local musicians, click here ...


Grapes & Hops - exterior at 454 East Main...
Grapes & Hops - interior (with tables) ...




Map + Driving Directions

 

Grapes & Hops — 454 East Main Street (between Oak + California ) — Ventura, CA  93001

 

Driving from Los Angeles + points south:

  • Take the 101 Freeway (northbound) to to California Street, Exit 70A.
  • At the end of the ramp, turn right/north onto South California Street ....
  • For free public parking: Two blocks north of the freeway, turn left/west onto Santa Clara ... and you can find free public parking mid-block — to the right, after passing the slots reserved for the Bella Maggiore Inn ... and to the left, past Rusty's Pizza ...
  • Go a few steps north/up Oak or California to Main Street, and look for Grapes & Hops on the south side of the street, mid-block ....
  • The restaurant's entrance will take you into their outdoor dining area — come inside and go toward the back where you will find Tuesday Night Tango in the large open area at the end of the bar ... or just follow the music.


Driving from Santa Barbara + points north:

  • Take the 101 Freeway (southbound) to Ventura Ave, Exit 70A.
  • The off ramp will curve left/north onto South Ventura Avenue ...
  • For free public parking: Two blocks north of the freeway, turn right/east onto Santa Clara ... look for free public parking at the corner of Palm, mid-block betwween Oak + California, or in the parking structure just east of California ...
  • Go a few steps north to Main Street, and look for Grapes & Hops on the south side of the street, mid-block between Oak + California ...
  • The restaurant's entrance will take you into their outdoor dining area — come inside and go toward the back where you will find Tuesday Night Tango in the large open area at the end of the bar ... or just follow the music.




Past Quantum Tango Workshops & Events with Visiting Dancers


•    Brigitta Winkler — "Polarity + Presence" — April 2017

•    Joaquín Amenábar — "Melody as a Rhythmic Element" + "Syncopation in Tango" — July 2016

•    Folias Tango — "Rhythmic Structures" - Riding the Waves in the Music — June 2016

•    Tomás Corbalán + Yamila Ivonne — Tango Lab: "Dynamics" + "Silence" — May 2016

•    Brigitta Winkler — Tango Lab: "Intimacy" — March 2016

•    Muma Valino — Tango Lab: "La Esencia" of Ricardo Vidort — October 2015

•    Joaquín Amenábar — "Essential Units of Tango Rhythm" + "Melody in Tango" — July 2015

•    Virginia Pandolfi — Tango Lab: "Follower's Technique" — June 2015

•    Folias Tango — "Mapping the Tango" - Phrase Structure + Form — June 2015

•    Brigitta Winkler — "Flirty Vals" — March 2015

•    Momo Smitt — "Clean, Clear, Crisp, Rhythmic" + "Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go" — May 2014

•    Daniel Trenner — Tango Lab:  "Principles of Letting + Flowing" — March 2014

•    Brigitta Winkler — "INTER:  Act / Sect / Weave / Relate" — February 2014

•    Leonel Chen + Florencia Han — "Milonga:  Fast + Small" — November 2013

•    Daniel Trenner — Tango Lab: "Iconic Roles - The Lead + Follow Dynamic" — March 2013

•    Felipe Martinez — "Cross-System Gems" — September 2012

•    Sharna Fabiano — "Close Embrace of the Third Kind" — September 2011

•    Folias Tango Quartet & Avik Basu — "Tango Music:  Its Secrets Revealed" — August 2010

•    Daniel Trenner — "Milonga:  Traditional Perspectives & Tráspie" — May 2009

•    Sabine Zubarik — "Milonga for Beginners" — April 2009

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Mulitple Workshops — October 2007   (pdf)

•    Andrés Amarilla : Extended Residency — January / February / March 2007   (pdf)

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Tango Lab: "Alternative Embrace" — May 2006

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Multiple Workshops — May / June 2006   (pdf)

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Tango Lab Intensive: "Nuevo" — February 2006


 
 

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