Tango Abrazo is thrilled to announce the second editon of Bergen Embrace! We thought the first was so much fun that we are inspired to do it again, and will do our best to make this an equally pleasant and welcoming event.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - BERGEN EMBRACE IS NOW FULL
Bergen is known for its many rainy days, but your chances to see the sun at this time of the year are extremely good. In any case, anyone who says sunshine brings happiness, has never danced in the rain! We advise you to take some extra days to explore Bergen, the fjords and other beautiful nature nearby.
Bergen Embrace takes place in Grand Hotel Terminus’ large wooden floor hall, located in the centre of Bergen. Participants may choose to sleep and eat at this hotel or the one next door (same owners), or in a variety of reasonably priced accomodation and culinary options nearby. Norway has a reputation for being expensive, but if you stay away from fancy cocktails, fast non-electric cars and cocaine, you'll be fine.
Thursday July 5th, PREPARTY: Tango Abrazo (Jekteviken 5)
20-01: DJ Trud Antzée, Oslo
Friday July 6th, Hall Terminus
14-19: DJ Solveig Jansen, Bergen
21-02: DJ Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh, Lausanne
Saturday July 7th, Hall Terminus
13-18: DJ Irma Gross, Basel
21-02: DJ Alexander Palchikovskiy, Kiev
Sunday July 8th, Hall Terminus
14-19: DJ Anders Båtstrand, Oslo (plays VINYL!!)
21-02: DJ Gabriel Bakke, Bergen
Monday July 9th, "FIORDLONGA" (open for all)
1200-1330 Boat trip (registration only)
1330-1430 Light meal
1430-2030 DJ Aurélien Niort, Nantes
This is a role-balanced event for close-embrace lovers, where we follow these basic rules: use mirada/cabeceo, clear the floor and change partner during cortinas. You may sit wherever you like. Smiling is encouraged and assumed to happen frequently.
The price, NOK 1000 (about €105), includes seven milongas; six at the Hotel Grand Terminus plus Thursday's preparty. Adding up to about 35 hours of dancing. Free coffee, tea and some snacks also provided.
There will be approximately 150 dancers for the Friday-Sunday main event. To assure role balance, we encourage registration in pairs. There is also be a single and dual role registration option, and we will match leaders and followers as far as we can. The registration is not based on first come first served, but on dance experience, geographical diversity and recommendations by dancers whose judgement we trust. The Monday fiord milonga, after the boat trip, is open to all and not role-balanced guaranteed.
Rooms have been reserved at the dance venue Grand Hotel Terminus and at Hotel Zander K next door, for the special price of NOK 990/1190 for singles/doubles with breakfast. When your registration has been confirmed, you will get a booking code. There are other and more budget options nearby, or you can get an airbnb.
We advise you not to purchase tickets or accomodation before your registration has been accepted.
Do you have questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abrazos from Tango Abrazo's Bergen Embrace team: Dag Stenvoll, Christine Jacobsen, Bogdan Ududec, Ina Gabrielle Johansen, Solveig Hisdal and Jonny Kvamme.