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Korey Ireland presents

"Tango Orchestras Are Not Created Equal:
What makes the Big 4 essential for tango dancers?"

Saturday Matinee Kick-off
12:30pm - 2pm

Korey Ireland

Korey Ireland is a professional composer turned tango-addict. He  brings a lifetime of musical experience and an unquenchable thirst for  tango to his teaching. Currently based in Berlin, Germany, Korey has spent the better part of the last 19 years traveling and teaching tango in the U.S., England, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia and Argentina, sharing his passion for tango, music, expression, and connection.  In recent years, this mission has grown to include work with aspiring tango musicians at festival  throughout North America and Europe to create live music for dancers.   In November 2009 he led the "Monster Orchestra" of Tango de los Muertos resulting in a live CD of his arrangements and transcriptions released in later that year.  This project led to the birth of the Community Tango Orchestra project, which in its 9th year now includes about a dozen ensembles throughout the US and Europe dedicated to nurturing the tradition of golden age tango for dancers and musicians. (


"Can Game Theory Move Tango to a Switching Equilibrium? "

Sunday Matinee Kick-off Lecture
12:30pm - 2pm

An interactive discussion on the benefits of open role tango. Game theory and dance come together with fancy graphs where tipping thresholds will be our protagonists. Come play with us and let’s imagine a new tango equilibrium. 

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Cristian Santesteban and Juliet McMains

Juliet McMains, PhD, dance doctor and seeker of NsW*
(University of Washington, Department of Dance)

Cristian Santesteban, PhD, monopolist slayer and open role aspirant
(Red Peak Economics and University of Washington, Department of Economics)

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