Artist / Program Description:
Tiempo Tango Chicago was founded in 2005 by flutist Julie Koidin and has performed at venues such as Hot House, the Old Town School, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Our core ensemble is a quartet of flute, bandoneon or accordion, piano, and bass, but can include vocalists, violinists and dancers.
An avid tango dancer herself, Julie has studied tango (dance and music) in Argentina and Brazil and has danced in Norway, Germany, New Zealand and throughout the U.S. In 2006, she performed Piazzolla's solo flute pieces for the International Grand Tango Congress in Auckland, New Zealand.
Our programs feature traditional tangos as well as the music of Astor Piazzolla, who used elements of jazz and classical music in tango. Programs can include professional dancers who perform choreographed dances as well as teach a beginning tango lesson to the entire audience. The audience can then participate in the performance. Julie has been known to step in and dance with the audience as well!
As the saying goes, “If you can walk, you can tango.” Argentine tango is improvisational and can be as easy as walking across the room with a partner. It is for all ages and abilities.