For the second edition of Amor y Primavera in spring 2019 in collaboration the Castle Quest & Tango Moon, bring you again a different story. Classic encuentro – evening milongas on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with nice ronda, respecting the Códigos (Codes) and more to it during the day – the chill out zone with alternative tango music and blues dance, workshops, daily excursion…and much more. Join us in this adventure!
MAY 9-13 2019
The closest airport is Zagreb, it’s less then half an hour of drive from Zagreb. We offer organised transfer ‘door to door’.
For those that come from EU from direction Ljubljana with car through Slovenia, it just near the highway before the border with Croatia. You don’t need a passport but it would be advisable to have it. For those who come from direction Graz please do not forget your passport in this case because you need to transit Croatia.
Castle Mokrice (SLO)
SI – 8261 JESENICE NA DOLENJSKEM
About the Castle Mokrice
Castle is a medieval castle southeast of Brežice, Slovenia, located on a hill in the northern part of the settlement of Rajec in the Gorjanci Hills, near the Croatian border. First mentioned in 1444, it was rebuilt in the 16th century and in 1941. After World War II it was made into a hotel with restaurants and in 1988 a golf course was built in the grounds to the castle. In the same year English pop band the Pet Shop Boys used this castle to film the video for their single “Heart”.
Price per person /day is 49,50 € with breakfast in double room plus tax.
Accommodation is in double rooms only.
In the Castle&annex&Golf suits
– accommodation in medieval castle that is transform to 4 star Golf Hotel, or hotel 4 star annex,
– board & breakfast
– unlimited use of the indoor and outdoor swimming pool of Hotel Terme ( Note: Catez Thermal Riviera is 7 km from Castle – transport fee is not included in price)
– use of sauna and fitness studio at Hotel Terme,
– two entrances per day in winter Thermal Riviera
– one entry per day in the swimming pool complex of the Čatež Hotel
– 30% off spa services.
Event pass is 120 € – price include
– 2 ballrooms
– welcome gift
– 5 milongas (3 gala milongas + welcome milonga+ After party B milonga)
– refreshment during the event
– chill out zone, 4 workshops, yoga
If you are local dancer and want to come to our milonga(s)
Thursday May 9th
20.00 – 0.00 Milonga Pré Fiesta DJ Alenka– Barbara Hall – 10 €
Friday May 10th
20.00 – 2.00 Gala Milonga del Encuentro DJ Alenka & DJ Thierry El Rojo – Barbara Hall – 15 €
Saturday May 11th
20.00 – 2.00 Gala Milonga Blanco y Negro DJ El Huracán & DJ Thierry El Rojo – Barbara Hall – 15 € (dress code black&white)
Sunday May 12th
15.00 – 17.00 – Tour – Milongita Knight Hall – Brežice – 7 €
20.00 – 00.00 Milonga de Despedida DJ-Tango y NadaMas – Barbara Hall – 10 €
Please R.S.V.P. no ticket at the door. We can’t wait to see you!
Join venture of Tango Moon & Castle Quest, start one summer day with idea that Mark from the Tango Moon had. He contact Jasna and ask her for assistance. She like the idea. The rest is a history – one by one the event start to get more and more shape.
Our confirm TJs so far are:
Alenka Dermol A passionate traditional tango DJ & tango dancer from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She started dancing tango back in 2005, fell in love with the dance and the music and started to build her own tango music collection. She loves to travel a lot and during her travels, she plays music at milongas in different cities, different countries, on different continents – Europe, Asia, Africa, America. Every year, she travels to Argentina where she enjoys the world of tango and plays music at the best milongas in Buenos Aires – many times also at Milonga Parakultural. She organizes and DJs her own milonga La Milonguita Ljubljana, a nice monthly milonga in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Her music is full of energy and full of passion, and so are the milongas with her as a DJ. Her style is traditional, she only plays the best danceable music in the same style as it is played at milongas in Buenos Aires.
(DJ-Tango y NadaMas)
Born in Argentina, grew up in a Tango environment where he learned how to listen and dance this music. Currently, he lives in Italy where performs as a Tango-DJ in the milongas and Tango Festivals of Europe. His musical selections include traditional tangos “para bailar” from the late 1920s until early 1950s and recreate the sounds and flavors of the most typical Milongas of Buenos Aires.
Jo Switten, also known as deejay El Huracán, came in contact with the Tango Argentino end of the eighties. In 1990 he took his first classes and he immediately fell in love with the music, the dance and the social aspects of the milongas. Back then, there weren’t many possibilities to dance so he started to collect tango records and started as a deejay at national and international tango parties. He is a regular deejay in Bruges, Gand, Brussels, Wuppertal, Essen, Cologne, Antwerpen, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Venlo, Stuttgart, Vienna, but he also went to Paris, Prague, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Moscow and Oslo for example. On his various trips to Buenos Aires he completed his tango music collection. Jo is passionate about tango but isn’t a librarian or a archiver of tango music. He strongly believes a good milonga is about fun, about the joy of dancing and being together, without losing the authentic character of a real Argentine salón de tango. Get ready for a night full of dancing and good ambiance.
Thierry Pires also known as deejay Thierry El Rojo, coming from France – dancer and tango-DJ in the milongas and Tango Festivals in Europe. His selection of music is for the dancer, traditional with few tanda out of traditional just to give a beautiful mixture.
Your host Jasna dancer, organizer of many milongas in Croatia, and encuentro “Embrace in Paradise” at Plitvice Lake, tango teacher together with Mark also a dancer, tango teacher and organizer of many tango events and milongas in UK.