PREMIOSTANGO

THE BIRTH

While having dinner at her home, Lola Diaz (Tangopal & CITA co-director) had a striking idea: a ceremony where the work, effort and dedication in tango could be rewarded by peers. As a result, a few days later the awards PremiosTango were born. Certainly, she needed to spread the word, so after two months of hard work, more than a hundred invitees from almost every branch in tango’s creative industry heard a proposal to be part of the board of jurors. Articles of incorporation were soon presented and everybody was ready to go.
The first edition of Premios Tango was held on March, 10th 2018 in Buenos Aires.
The ceremony took part during a private dinner held at the Abasto Hotel. Followed by an After Party Milonga open to the public with the great music of Los Reyes del Tango.

ABOUT

We do not think of the awards as a competition. And, above all, they are no joke.
No one has to register to participate; we are all participating while we are working in tango.
PremiosTango do not want to reward a stranger, neither somebody's overall life experience or choose the best dancer in history. We intend to recognize the merit during the period of one year.
Therefore, the awards shall be given annually to honor outstanding artistic achievements and other merits in the world of tango. To be conferred only at an annual PremiosTango ceremony.

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A WORD FROM LOLA

“Maybe we don’t know each other much, but surely you know my husband. For a long time, in different ways, he, Fabián Salas, tried to give recognition and pay homage to many colleagues. I've always found these acts something wonderful and one day I thought, why not do the same formally? And just like that, the Premios Tango were born.”

WE'RE ALREADY WORKING ON PREMIOS TANGO 2020

HOW WE JUDGE & WHAT

The world-wide qualifying run for 2020 begun January 1st., 2019, and continues through midnight of December 31st., 2019.
Our Board of Jurors will present the nominees starting January 1st., 2019 up to January 3rd., 2019. Two nominations will be made by each Jury for each award.
It's important to note that the nominees will be judged for their performance on 2019 only. Nobody will judge lifetime merits.
The final voting will take place between January 06th. and January 09th., 2020. The candidates with the most points will be presented as final nominees for each category.
*Voting for nominations and awards shall always be done by secret ballot. The ballots won't be disclosed.

BOARD OF JURORS

Tango is global, it's international and it belongs to the world. Therefore, our Board of Jurors will be integrated by a broad spectrum of nationalities, not only limited to Argentina. We rely on them to set the Award’s strategic vision, and assure the fulfillment of its mission.
The panel consists today of approximately 150 juries in all. Not all jurors will judge all categories. Some of the juries might be nominees as well. There's no incompatibility. We take pride on being as objective as possible. Therefore, each Jury will be assigned based on experience, travels and current activity in the category they’ll judge.

ENJOY THE FULL 2019 CEREMONY HERE

17 categories were presented, among them the Tango de Oro. 2 Honorifics were also awarded.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE NOMINEES & AWARDED FOR 2019?

You can do so, as well as learn who were the Judges for the Premios, here:

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE NOMINEES & AWARDED FOR 2018?

You can do so, as well as learn who were the Judges for the Premios, here:

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME PART OF THE BOARD OF JURORS?

You can do so, applying online here:

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PROJECT

Premios Tango is non-profit and needs your aid to stay alive and happen every year.
> The funds collected will be solely spent on the making of the ceremony.
> Everyone supporting this event is invited to the ceremony (one invite per contribution).
> Minimum contribution is $150.
Thank you so very much, we deeply appreciate you help. :)

WHEN & WHERE

The next edition of Premios Tango will be held on March, 14th 2020 in Buenos Aires.
The ceremony will take part during a private dinner held at the Abasto Hotel.

Premios Tango created and directed by Lola Díaz. Produced by Tangopal.

My gratitude and appreciation  to our #1 investor Fabián Salas. Special thanks to all my colleagues and Abasto Hotel for inspiring this idea.

Premios Tango is non-profit.