Lisbon Tango Marathon

by NAVIGATORS crew
7-9 September 2018

    

Just few words before you start

Lisbon is an edge of western world, place where city meets ocean – where civilization meets wild nature, place where all the adventures and discoveries started. Exactly this place we chose for new big adventure called Lisbon Tango Marathon. We are waiting for our explorers who are ready to invest their energy and joy, share their warmth and love to open new horizons. Maybe we are waiting… for you?
And you may thank our sponsors for tasty moments and discounts: Mozza & Co Miguel Castro Silva Croqueteria Manteigaria Silva

Music

We will dive and serf and have fun and discover new treasures with those experienced tango explorers:
Naoko

Naoko

Japan

Goran Nikšić

Goran Nikšić

Croatia

La Ros

La Ros

Italy

Gergana Boeva

Gergana Boeva

Bulgaria

Asya Moiseeva

Asya Moiseeva

Russia

John Tan

John Tan

UK

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Joel Silva

Joel Silva

Portugal

Crew of Navigators

How come these five - from Russia, France, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal - gathered together to create one project? We have different reasons. However, we will be there, in the capital of Portugal, country of navigators and discoverers, sailing in the endless sea of tango only because you are following us!
Iri

Iri

Story-teller

I'm Russian living in Russia. How did I end with organizing LTM?

... I've been to Lisbon long time ago, in starving student times. Mostly my memories look like: the Castle - mc'donalds - Tejo - oceanarium - mc'donalds - the Elevador - Rossio - guess what. So the only answer i have is: i want to try how is mc'donalds in Lisbon! And invented a very complicated reason to visit it. The fact that Augusto, our team-creator, is a chef... Nothing else but coincidence ;) Or good example of universe's sense of humor.

And the most true answer is "why not". I'm a dancer, writer, traveller, musician, people-lover (or human researcher?) - so organizing an international tango event, creating reasons for friends to meet, a chance to know new, to have fun, making magic from zero is a best solution which fits both skills and nature. So, "why not" indeed ;)

I'm happy i'm doing it and hope you'll love the result!

Catarina

Catarina

Dance-machine

Hello, I’m Catarina Martins, I'm from Lisbon and I’m experiencing a great passion for Tango.

The first class i did was in 2014, it quickly became an addiction and a way of life. After 4 years, like my children, family, friends and work, tango is now also part of my life and I really don't know how I’ve lived without it for so long :)

Tango allowed me to meet people with whom I made true friendships that I wouldn't otherwise have made, and keeps giving me moments of unique alignment and intensity. When I was challenged to be a part of organizing this event, the response was immediate "of course".

Joël

Joël

Subwoofer

Hello, my name is Joël, I’m a portuguese living in Ljubljana.

I lived in Porto most of my life, there I started learning Tango - and like most of us, dancers, can say, it has been a blast. The passion for the rhythms and history kept me hooked to this dance and culture.

One of my first Tango trips was to Lisbon, a city I thought I knew well, that’s when I found that tango brings a different color to every city you visit. Lisbon is no exception to this, then you add wonderful people, good food, captivating views and Fado, a perfect mix.

Lisbon Tango Marathon brings it all together with a passionate team of friends, we will make the most memorable event in an unforgettable place, I wouldn’t miss it for anything.

Enzo

Enzo

Logic

Lisbon is one of the European capitals that I love most. It is a joy for me to organize a tango event in Lisbon, and an honor too. I am a tango-trotter, Italian in Paris, fond of good tango, good food, and good computer science. I like to put things together and make them work... magically?

I love this tango passion that make us travel so far away, I love marathons and their people, helpers, dancers. I love the long preparations and the attention to details. Heart is everything.

This first LTM is a new experience with new people, new opportunities and new constraints. I love to make everything work smoothly, from computer systems to well-being of people, so that everyone can express him/herself dancing, interacting, smiling in a caring and exciting atmosphere.

...did I say that heart is everything ?

Augusto

Augusto

Skipper

My name is Augusto Gemelli but mostly people know me as AG Tango.

My passion for tango music and dance started less than 10 years ago when I decided to try something new in my life. I chose tango and never had a chance to regret about it. My enthusiasm of a novice dancer made me quickly overcome the difficulties in learning, took me to dance and soon I knew main tango events in Europe. During the years of traveling to dance I met many people who organize events, I began to feel the desire, and maybe even a little need to use my experience as an organizer of events related to catering. I wanted to make parties where I can be delighted with the music I love, where I can see the friends with whom I like to dance. Finally, 4 years ago we (with other people) managed to organize my first and only edition of marathon in Lisbon, which for me was a unique experience. Now, after I had an opportunity to work for many tango events around Europe, the time has come to invite friends I found in tango to Lisbon, to the city where I spent the last twenty years of my life.

The dream is about to become reality. And I hope you do believe in me and in people who joined me in this adventure because we are working together to give you something amazing that will make you come back again and again for many years to Lisbon Tango Marathon.

Dance

Mercado da Ribeira

We could not choose a better place to blend the tango with the Portuguese culture. The Mercado da Ribeira is one of the symbols of the city of Lisbon, inextricably linked to the history of Portuguese seafarers and sailors who used to bring here the news from all over the world, corners of which they were exploring.

The market has always had a ballroom on the first floor. For many years, it was used for Sunday dancing parties that were known by the lisboetas as "the balera of the elderlies".

In 2014 Mercado was completely renovated and quickly became a must-visit destination for any food lover in Lisbon. There are dozens of vendors offering a range of cuisines, from traditional Portuguese fare to international foods, large prepared meals, small bites and sweets, cheeses, charcuteries or wine to go. There is something for everyone, and it's all in one place. You will find this impressive offer of restaurants and bars opened from 10:00 to 02:00.

Dancefloor

The "elderlies’ ballroom" has also been renovated and transformed into a concert hall with a modern sound and lighting system spread over an area of almost 500 square meters. Here we will put more than 250 square meters of wooden floor with a special cushioning system that will help to protect the dancers’ feet. The hall is easily accessible from the main entrance of the market. Also here you’ll find:
  • reception desk where you can turn to in case of need,
  • bar, always available for dancers and
  • lounge area to rest a bit before dancing again.
  • Personal Info

    •   481, Av. 24 de Julho, 1200 Lisbon, Portugal
    venue

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    Schedule

    6 (Thu)

    • Pre-party
      20:00 - 01:00
      Ginjal Terrasse
      Cais do Ginjal nº7
      2800 Almada
      DJ Bruno

    7 (Fri)

    • 18:00 - 00:00 - DJ Joel Silva
    • 00:00 - 06:00 - DJ Naoko

    8 (Sat)

    • 12:30 - 14:30 - Brunch
    • 14:00 - 20:00 - DJ Asya Moiseeva
    • 20:00 - 01:00 - DJ John Tan
    • 01:00 - 06:00 - DJ Gergana Boeva

    9 (Sun)

    • 12:30 - 14:30 - Brunch
    • 14:00 - 20:00 - DJ Goran Niksic
    • 21:00 - 03:00 - Afterparty @ marathon venue!
      DJ La Ros

    Registration

    Dear Friends!
    Lisbon Tango marathon is waiting for you! We will accept up to 270 dancers, our event will be of course gender and geographically balanced.
    Marathon pass is 115€. It includes all afternoon and night milongas, afterparty, two brunches (Saturday and Sunday), snacks.
    Follow this link to register (form will appear on 8th march!)

    http://lisbontangomarathon.org/register.php

    RULES:

    • At the momet REGISTRATION is CLOSED. 

    PAYMENT METHOD

    • When you get our confirmation email you will have 10 days to make the payment, and only after we receive it we send you "YOU ARE IN" email.
    • If you do not pay in due time your registration will be cancelled.
    • Please do not buy a ticket and do not book the hotel until you get our final approving email!
    • The registration is strictly personal and it cannot be transferred to another person without our authorization.

    REFUND POLICY

    In case of cancellation there will be no refunds but, please, contact us ([email protected]) to offer a replacement or ask us to find one for you.

    Guided Tours

    We offer you guided tours on Thursday and Monday - so consider them while making vacation plans!

    • Dancing in Wine-cellar: wine tasting, lunch from AG Chef, afternoon milonga in Quinta da Lagoalva. Thursday, 6th of September, starting at 9 a.m. (25 euros)
    • Navigator's Cruise. Sailing along the Tagus river on a wonderful historical boat. Monday, 10th of September, starting at 4 p.m. (45 euros)

    Detailed info and registration - in FB group for Confirmed participants.

    Where to stay

    Mercado da Ribeira is located in the the center of the city and you can find lots of cozy hotels and cheap hostels in 5 minutes walking distance.

    We did our best to pre-select best offers for you. Click at the category you prefer and find a list of links!

     

    Hotels

    Apartments and B&B

    Hostels

    And here, just in case, local accomodation search links (which at some point can be more full and better than the most famous one):

    Travel

    Geography

    The Cais do Sodre metro stop is right in front of the Mercado da Ribeira.
    Here you can also find a station where trains leave for seashore closest to Lisbon, to the town Cascais located on the Atlantic Ocean.
    Mercado stands on the Tejo river and right across the street there’s a ferry and boat station. Just in 10 minutes of travel you can reach the south bank of the Tejo.
    The city center is just a 10-minute walk away from the venue. Surrounding neighborhoods are full of cafes, museums, points of interest, hotels and tourist apartments.

    How to get to the venue

    TAXI:

    One of the good things about Lisbon is that the airport is almost in the center of the city. This means that if you take a taxi from the airport to the venue it will cost you only around €10-15, even if you want to go to hotel first. You can use Uber or My Taxi applications.

    METRO:

    If you prefer to explore public transport, you can take the metro from the airport. To go to the Marathon's venue, you would have to take the Red Line from the airport station to "Alameda" station and then change to the green line until "Cais do Sodre" station. Then just cross the main street and you are at the entrance of Mercado da Ribeira.

    BUS:

    Still, from the airport you always have the possibility of taking the AEROBUS, which is a low cost bus that can take you straight from the airport to Cais do Sodre (bus stop nº 10). One way ticket costs 4€ but if you buy a ticket for 4 or more people it's considered as group ticket and it costs 3€ per person.

    Guided Tours

    tour

    • Dancing in Wine-cellar. Wine tasting, lunch from AG Chef and afternoon milonga in Quinta da Lagoalva. Thursday, 6th of September. Bus is leaving at 9 a.m. Price is 25 euros.
    • Navigators' Cruise. Sailing along the Tagus river on a wonderful historical boat. We will enjoy the view, eat, drink and dance if we want! Monday, 10th of September. Boat is living at 4 p.m. Price is 45 euros.
    • Walking Tour. During 3 hours of walking you will see some referencial points of this City of Light and stop at splendid viewpoints. Friday 7th of September. Tour starts at 11 a.m. Free of charge!

    Detailed info and registration for Wine and Boat tours - in FB group for Confirmed participants.

    Official carrier

    TAP
    TAP-airlines provides special promo-code for our LTM-participants. It'll give you 10% discount for economy-class and 15% discount for business-class. You can find the code in Facebook group for Confirmed Participants.