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.”

2020 NOMINEES

11 new categories will be presented. Honorifics will also be awarded (TBC soon).
These are the nominees:

Best Festival

Mejor Festival

    A los amigos ITF

    Boulder Tango Festival

    Catania Tango Festival

    Tango Torino Festival

Revelation of the Year

Revelación del Año

    Agustina Piaggio & Maxim Gerasimov

    Hernán Álvarez Prieto & Flavia Morari

    Manuela Rossi & Juan Malizia

    Pablo Rodríguez & Carolina Couto

Best International Couple

Mejor Pareja Internacional

    Alexa Yepes & Edwin Espinoza

    Fausto Carpino & Stephanie Fesneau

    Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini

    Rino Fraina & Graziella Pulvirenti

Best Improvisation

Mejor Improvisación

    Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sánchez

    Chicho Frúmboli & Juana Sepúlveda

    Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso

Best Choreography

Mejor coreografía

    Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sánchez – Arrabal

    Diego Amorín & Cecilia Capello – El Acomodo

    Manuela Rossi & Juan Malizia – Nada más

    Nicolás & Germán Filipeli – Monólogo

Vals of the Year

Vals del Año

    Christian Márquez & Virginia Gómez (Los Totis) – Several Valses

    Facundo Piñero & Vanesa Villalba – Recuerdos de La Pampa

    Julio Balmaceda & Virginia Vasconi – Desde el Alma

Milonga of the Year

Milonga del Año

    Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sánchez – Mano Brava

    Carlitos Espinoza & Noelia Hurtado – Several Milongas

    Christian Márquez & Virginia Gómez (Los Totis) – Milonga del ’83

Tango of the Year

Tango del Año

    Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sánchez – Arrabal

    Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso – El Remate

    Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne – El Jagüel

    Sebastián Achaval & Roxana Suárez – Café Domínguez

Follower of the Year

Mejor Bailarina

    Ariadna Naveira

    Giselle Anne

    Guillermina Quiroga

Leader of the Year

Mejor Bailarín

By request of the nominees, this category will be judged privately. Neither the nominees or the winner will be revealed publicaly.

A solicitud de los nominados, esta categoría se juzgará en privado. Ni los nominados ni el ganador serán revelados públicamente.

Couple of the Year

Pareja del Año

    Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sánchez

    Carlitos Espinoza & Noelia Hurtado

    Facundo Piñero & Vanesa Villalba

HOW WE JUDGE & WHAT

The world-wide qualifying run for 2020 begun January 1st., 2019, and continued through midnight of December 30th., 2019.
Our Board of Jurors will present the nominees starting January 1st., 2020. 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 January 06th., 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

We rely on them to set the Award’s strategic vision, and assure the fulfillment of its mission.
The 2020's panel consists today of 47 juries in all:
Adrián Veredice - Alejandra Hobert - Ariadna Naveira - Carla Marano - Carlitos Espinoza - Cecilia Capello - Christian Márquez - Corina de la Rosa - Dana Frígoli - Daniel Nacucchio - Diego Amorín - Eduardo Cappussi - Fabián Peralta - Fabián Salas - Facundo Piñero - Federico Naveira - Fernando Carrasco - Fernando Gracia - Fernando Sánchez - Gisela Natoli - Giselle Anne - Guillermina Quiroga - Gustavo Naveira - Gustavo Rosas - Javier Rodríguez - Jimena Hoeffner - Johana Copes - Jonathan Saavedra - Jonathan Spitel - Josefina Bermúdez - Juana Sepúlveda - Junior Cervila - Leandro Palou - Lucila Cionci - Mariana Flores - Mariela Sametband - Moira Castellano - Noelia Hurtado - Octavio Fernández - Pablo Inza - Rodrigo Joe Corbata - Sabrina Masso - Sol Cerquídes - Vanesa Villalba - Virginia Gómez - Virginia Pandolfi - Virginia Vasconi

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.

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:

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.