Concerts & Events

Friday, October 6, 2017  ♦  9:00 PM

Milonga Cumparsita at Old Town School

with Miriam Lea and Lubomír Vojtísek
Global Dance Party

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Global Dance Party

    The Global Dance Party is a new Friday night series offering an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our brand new Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.

  • Join us for an exciting night of tango featuring special guest Miriam Lea and Lubomír Vojtísek

    8:00 - 9:00 PM Intermediate Class with Miriam and Lubomir
    9:00 - 9:30 PM Beginners Class with Netza Roldán

    Miriam has many years of professional training and performing with master teachers in Folklore and Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires and abroad. Dancing Tango has taken Miriam on National tours in Argentina, presentations for government organizations, universities, venues in the United States and Argentina, as well as sharing the stages with the renowned stars of Tango and the arts. Miriam´s driving performances were sought after for Theater and television, featured in shows on channels 9 and 7 (Argentinas only Public Television). She has captivated audiences with his presentations at theaters such as the“Teatro Alvear”, “La Astral”, “La Comedia Theater”, the “Ampatheater Homero Expósito the Empire Theater and one of the “oldest and prestigious” theaters in Argentina, “Coliseo Theater”; and with dinner shows “Complejo Tango” to name a few. She has had invitations for exhibitions in notable and traditional milongas of Buenos Aires (Such as Salon Canning, El Torquato Tasso, Porteño y Bailarín and Sabor A Tango, “Milonga de Guardia Tanguera” at Club Libertad (Uruaguay), Club Villa Malcom), and the list goes on.
    Miriam has had the pleasure being principle dancers in several companies. Her performances reflect the soul of the Argentine countryside while Tango style ignites the stage with the passion and intensity of Buenos Aires. She has lots of passion for dancing, incorporating new ideas into traditional dancing. While working with many other working dancers, Miriam is inspired to find new methods in teaching others and continue to push boundaries in Tango as expression and preserving its traditions and culture for future generations.

    Lubomír Vojtísek started dancing as a teenager in 1996. Since 1998 he performed in dance teams at various events for Universities, companies or non-profit institutions. He has always experimented with various other genres of dance, however in 2005, he found Tango at the Prague milonga at Zlatá Lyra. Lubomír has learned and worked with several masters and inspiring local teachers (Alejandra Mantinan, Radka ulcová, Marek tefan, Jorge Bosicovich) to whom he is grateful for understanding tango through their care. Whether he took classes his teachers or was endlessly watching them dancing, Lubomír feels that the biggest inspirations he finds in the embrace of dancers on the floors of milongas all over the world.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000