Contemporary Tango Festival

Berlin Central Station, 2016-2019

Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk

4. Edition  20.–25. August 2019
Dance the world in Europe’s biggest crossing station!

Contemporary Tango Festival is dedicated to the global variety of Tango Argentino and the impact of this world cultural heritage on all the international artists, who live and work in Berlin. Tango as an international communication tool in-between an urban reality. You are also invited just to watch and enjoy the scene as a spectator.
Live-music every day – free entrance for all Milongas, concerts and the beginner classes.

Details, photos and news: CTF • Facebook-Page
Videos: CTF • YouTube-Channel

 Selbstbewusst sein und Mut haben zum Experiment  – Interview über das CTF mit Andreas Rochholl von Vibeke Fink, in Tango Global, Band 3, hrsg: Ralf Sartori:
Artistic board: Mona Isabelle Schröter and Andreas Rochholl
Program Contemporary Tango Festival 2019

We are working currently on the program 2019, it will be published in June 2019, here is the rough time schedule:
Tuesday 20.08.
Opening night 20.00-02.00 
Wednesday – Saturday 21. – 24.08. 
Tangocafé, Beginner class and Milonga 15.00-02.00
Sunday 25.08.
Milonga 15.00-20.00

Tango Festival im Hauptbahnhof „Die Geräusche gehören dazu“ in: Berliner Zeitung 22.08.2016, von Thomas Kröter

Contemporary Tango Festival in the center of Berlin Central Station. Dancing at midnight, creating a unique atmosphere in a magnificant urban place

Contemporary Tango Festival in the center of Berlin Central Station. Dancing at midnight, creating a unique atmosphere in a magnificant urban place

„Tango was an immigrant music….so it does not have nationality. Its only password is feeling“ (Carlos Gavito, legendary tango dancer 1942-2005)

Tango Argentino is a social dance based on improvisation and on alert and careful communication with the partner, thus creating this particular closeness and authenticity. Musically, the Tango is a mixed culture, born in the immigrant scene of Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century around the Rio de la Plata with lots of European and African influences. The Tango Nuevo then became friends with jazz, the Electro Tango with the possibilities of electronic music, finally  Neotango opened the Tango to all kind of Non-Tango and musical Experiments. There is Russian, Finnish and Turkish Tango and constantly the material is expanded and recombined.

Produced by Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin, Mein Einkaufsbahnhof, DB Station&Service AG and KADMOS Produktion