A TANGO TRIP TO LISBON
JUST A FEW WORDS BEFORE YOU START
Lisbon is in the edge of western world, place where city meets ocean – where civilization meets wild nature, place where a lot the adventures and discoveries started. Exactly this place we chose for this 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?
YEARS AGO, BEING A DOCTOR, A WRITER, A MUSICIAN, I COULDN'T IMAGINE TO BECOME A TANGO MARATHON ORGANIZER. BUT IN 2009 I STARTED TANGO AND MY LIFE CHANGED MORE THAN COMPLETELELY.
SOMEHOW I'M STILL DEALING WITH HUMAN NATURE AS A RESEARCHER, I WORK WITH MUSIC AND WITH WORDS.. BUT MORE OR LESS EVERYTHING I DO, I DO... DANCING-WISE. I LOVE STORIES. TO WRITE, TO LISTEN AND TO CREATE. THAT'S WHY I'M DANCING. THAT'S WHY I'M DJING. THAT'S WHY I'M ORGANIZING.
CREATING REASONS FOR FRIENDS TO MEET, GIVING CHANCES FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW EACH OTHER, TO HUG, TO LAUGH AND TO LOVE, BRINGING LIFE TO EMPTY AND COLD PLACE TO MAKE MAGIC FROM NOTHING... THIS MAKES ME FEEL A TRUE AUTHOR. IN ALL POSSIBLE SENSES
MY NAME IS AUGUSTO GEMELLI BUT MOSTLY PEOPLE IN TANGO COMMUNITY KNOW ME AS AG TANGO.
MY PASSION FOR TANGO MUSIC AND DANCE STARTED MORE 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. REALIZE THAT I WAS ABLE TO DANCE MADE ME QUICKLY FALL IN LOVE FOR TANGO AND PUSH ME TO TRAVEL TO THE 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 AND SPOIL THEM WITH MY COOKING SKILLS. AFTER I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN 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 FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE.
THIS DREAM WAS BECOMING REALITY IN 2018 WHEN I FINALLY DID THE FIRST LISBON TANGO MARATHON WITH THE PRECIOUS SUPPORT OF SOME OF SOME OF MY BEST TANGO FRIENDS THAT JOINED ME IN THIS ADVENTURE BECAUSE WE WANT TOGETHER GIVE YOU A REALLY AMAZING TANGO EVENT THAT WILL MAKE YOU COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR MANY YEARS TO LISBON.
FROM LISBON WITH LOVE, I ARRIVE TO THIS EVENT WITH THE PASSION THAT ONLY TANGO CAN BRING.
MILES AND MILES OF RONDAS AND INFINITE HUGS MAKE ME WANT TO BE PART OF THIS, THAT THE CITY WHERE I BORN AND WHERE I WORK FOR THE LOCAL DANCING COMMUNITY, BECOMES A BABEL TOWER OF TANGO.
FROM ASSEMBLING THE FLOOR TO DISMANTLING IT, FROM SQUEEZING ORANGES FOR BRUNCH TO DANCING HOURS AND HOURS, MOVING MY FAN, SMILING, WALKING AND WALKING A LOT TO SEE IF EVERYONE IS ENJOYING, - ALL THIS IS WHAT I LOVE AND SEE AS A PART OF MY DUTY IN LTM.
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 :) <P>
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".
SCHEDULE for 2023
THURSDAY - 21 SEPTEMBER
22:00 – 02:00 - Inês Cecílio (PT-FR)
(Venue will be announced soon)
FRIDAY - 22 SEPTEMBER
18:00 - Registration starts
18:30 - Welcome drink
19:00 – 00:00 - MARIA MASTOROPOULOU (GR)
00:00 – 05:00 - MARIA KRAFT (PL)
SATURDAY - 23 SEPTEMBER
12:00 – 15:00 - Brunch & Lunch by AG TANGO CHEF
15:00 – 21:00 - MARTA SILVESTRE (PT)
21:00 – 23:00 - Dinner Time – Music stops
23:00 – 05:00 - OLGA MAKHNO (LT)
SUNDAY - 24 SEPTEMBER
12:00 – 15:00 - Brunch & Lunch by AG TANGO CHEF
15:00 – 21:00 - DORA D’ISTRIA (AL - DE)
21:00 - Marathon end…time for dinner!
23:00 – 04:00 - SUSANNA ARBITRIO (IT)
Entrance: 15€ (Free for marathoners)
At the same venue oh the marathon
LTM 2023 DJ's
Lisbon Tango Marathon is waiting for you! We will accept up to 300 dancers, our event will be of course gender and geographically balanced.
Check the prices for the diferentes activities:
- Marathon pass - 160 €
- LTM wine tour - 60 €
- LTM boat Tour - 60 €
- LTM FULL PASS - 250 €
- LTM pre-party - 15 €
- LTM after-party - 15 €
Registration, click HERE!
The registration starts on 8th of March (20h00 CET).
We have single registration. If you want to come with your sentimental partner (boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife) please put his/her email in a special field and ask to put yours when he/she registers.
We will start processing of your applications on 15th of March and the process will take up to 10-15 days.
After you receive our confirmation email you will have 14 days to make the payment. As soon as we get your transfer, we will send you “YOU ARE IN” email.
If you do not pay in due time, you’ll receive a warning e-mail and after that, your registration will be cancelled.
Please do not buy a ticket and do not book your accommodation until you get our final approving email!
The registration is strictly personal and it cannot be transferred to another person.
In case of cancellation till 1st of June you’ll get full refund.
If you cancel till 1st of July, we’ll be able to make only 70% refund.
If you cancel between 1st and 15th of July, we'll make 50% refund.
After 15th of July no refund is possible, but you have opportunity to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to move your paid registration to next LTM edition.
In case you need to cancel your paid registration till 15th of July, you can also contact us by e-mail asking for a replacement from our waiting list. You can also propose an equal gender replacement that we have to authorize.
In case of event cancellation, you can transfer your registration to the next LTM edition or be fully refunded, at your choice.