U.S. Tour: April / May 2023

After a very successful first visit to the United States in June & July 2022, Juan & Patricio are excited to be returning in April & May 2023.

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CONTACT FOR BOOKINGS

MEREDITH KLEIN

meredithklein@gmail.com

617-291-3798

PERFORMANCE OFFERINGS
 

  • ​Live Music Milongas:  Social dancers themselves, Juan & Patricio have a special gift for taking their two guitars and voice and creating music that is "100% MILONGUERÍSIMO BAILABLE" (100% super milonga-appropriate danceable music).  Since presenting their album, D'Arienzo en Guitarras, live music milongas have been their first focus when on tour.
     

  • Seated Concerts: Juan & Patricio also perform intimate, gorgeous seated concerts that can have a range of themes, including Argentine folkloric music, Argentine tango, Tango Music of Today, and more.   Juan & Patricio speak English and can contextualize each piece and connect with the audience seamlessly.  They are comfortable playing in venues of all types and sizes, from gardens and living rooms, to theaters and concert halls.
     

  • Villarreal Crom Peña: A "peña" is the equivalent of a milonga for Argentine folkloric music and dance.  The Villarreal Crom Peña takes the audience on a tour through the diverse and exquisite folkloric musics of Argentina.  Ideally, this is combined with wine and empanadas.  (Give the duo a kitchen and they can make the empanadas!)  This event may be combined with a basic chacarera lesson (given by the duo) or the organizer may hire a folkloric dancer to teach zamba, chacarera, gato, and other folk dances.  The event also works perfectly as a seated concert, without a dance component.  It's also a great prequel to a milonga.
     

  • Puppetry:  Patricio is a master puppeteer.  He can weave puppetry into concerts and workshops, or provide a stand-alone show for a tango audience or for a non-tango audience, for adults or for kids. 

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

Additional workshop titles available upon request.

"Juan and Patricio gave the best musicality workshop ever!"

- Attendee, 2022 Philadelphia Tango Festival

  • Dancing D'Arienzo:  A musicality workshop for dancers, involving movement, as well as history and theory.  Includes live music examples, and movement exercises.
     

  • Tango & The Guitar:  The guitar is one of tango's original instruments, from the first days of the genre.  However, as the bandoneon rose in importance, the guitar declined.  This workshop looks at the history of the guitar in tango, and the movement to bring it back, a movement of which Juan and Patricio are just one part.
     

  • V-Real Sessions:  Juan's DJ alter ego, V-Real, has one of the world's most extensive collections of danceable new tango music.  A V-Real Session can be a workshop, a chat for DJs, or a practica or a milonga, in which a wide range of new tango compositions, arrangements and recordings can be presented, along with an introduction to these new artists who are carrying the art form we love into the future.
     

  • Musicality for Tango Dancers: A basic musicality workshop for dancers of all levels.  Includes live music examples, and movement exercises.

  • Masterclasses for Musicians: Masterclasses may focus on guitar or voice.  They may also include coaching for tango music ensembles, or coaching in the tango idiom for those who perform tango on any instrument.
     

  • Individual Instrument Lessons: Juan & Pato often give one-on-one lessons in guitar or voice.  They can also provide instruction and coaching on tango arranging and composition.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BRING THE DUO VILLARREAL CROM TO YOUR TANGO COMMUNITY?

  • Weekend engagements typically require a minimum commitment of $2,000 in paid work, which may include any combination of concerts, live music milongas, workshops, masterclasses, individual instrument lessons, etc.  If you have another idea for an activity, please share it with us!
     

  • Free housing, transportation within the United States, and a per diem to cover food are also required.
     

  • After booking each weekend of the tour, there is the chance to add individual concert / workshop dates, if the travel is reasonable.  The minimum cost for these added engagements is $600 / concert and $300 / workshop.

Please contact Booking Manager Meredith Klein for rates for concerts, workshops, and other activities: meredithklein@gmail.com or 617-291-3798.  If you'd like to bring the duo to your community, we will do everything possible to make it work!

SOUND RIDER

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"Tango Brujo" from the Tango en la Terraza series

Organizers may request access to view the whole concert by email.