Metro Art Los Angeles presents a special evening of tango for Valentine’s Day in Union Station’s Historic Ticketing Hall!
A free tango lesson will be followed by a milonga (tango social dancing), accompanied by live orchestra Tangótico, led by Matias Piegari and dance performances by Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes.
7:30pm Doors open
8:00pm Dance lesson
9:00pm Tangótico + Milonga continues
Carlos and Mayte, who in 2007 were cast in the critically acclaimed show Forever Tango, have performed in renowned international tango houses including El Viejo Almacen, El Cafe Tortonni, and Chiquin. In addition, the talented pair have danced for audiences across the globe, including at the New York City Center, Vail International Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Israel Dance Festival.
– Tangoearth- Carlos Barrionuevo & Mayte Valdes
Born in Argentina, Matias Piegari began his career as a musical director, arranger and pianist. He attended UCLA’s program in Film Scoring, and is now composing, arranging and producing music in Los Angeles. Matias has performed with many ensembles and orchestras and has done solo concerts, recitals and tango shows throughout the world, including the United States, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Puerto Rico.
PARKING / DIRECTIONS
Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at metro.net for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Enter from Vignes or Cesar Chavez.
Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. For more information: http://www.unionstationla.com/happenings