Teodora tango marathon
is a tango event in the splendid city of Ravenna. Four days of tango in a historic city with plenty of art and mosaics, tourism, excellent food and wine. On the Adriatic coast among Venezia, Rimini and Bologna.
We organize two annual events of Teodora: a winter edition in mid-February and a summer edition in mid-June.
Each Winter edition of Teodora will be dedicated to the introduction of a particular national musical “Tango scene”.
While thinking of Teodora’s project we have argued on what criteria to adopt for the choice of the Djs. Obviously, the main criterium is the quality of their Dj-ing (style and attitude). But being in a constant need of research and evolution, we have decided to choose them in another way (being away from seasonal trends). This idea of presenting a local scene and creating with it a dialogue doesn’t stop with the simple collaboration with the Djs.
We will invite the organizers of the main tango events, milongas, and we will also try to involve as many good dancers as possibile from the twinned nation.
We are working for the creation of an exchange of typical foods too!
Spain will be the twinned nation with Teodora 2024.
The participation to Teodora is reserved to the people of the Facebook Teodora group.
Teodora Summer Edition 2023
REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL OPEN
Teodora tango marathon
Do you know Ravenna ?
Ravenna is a city of art and culture, with a millennial history, a mosaic centre that 1600 years ago became capital three times: of the Western Roman Empire first, of Theodoric King of the Goths then and finally of the Byzantine Empire in Europe.
Ravenna holds precious treasures that you can visit during the days of Teodora Tango Marathon.
Eight monuments declared World Heritage by Unesco.
In December 1996 Unesco ratified the inscription of the eight Early Christian monuments of Ravenna on the World Heritage List of Unesco. From that moment, the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Arian Baptistery and the Baptistery of Neon, the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, the Oratory of Sant’Andrea (or Archiepiscopal Chapel) and the Mausoleum of Theoderic have been not only heritage of our city but also of the entire world.
Who is TEODORA?
TEODORA is the Queen of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) pictured in the mosaics of San Vitale in Ravenna.
There are no other portraits of this queen in the world.
History tells that this very portrait was made in Constantinople and sent to Ravenna exactly to be set in the mosaics of the church of San Vitale.
TEODORA was Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire but when she was a young girl she had been a dancer, a circus acrobat, a singer, a musician, a traveler and a “courtesan”.
All qualities that tango dancers know well !!!
What do you think ???
For all these reasons we consider her as the dancer “patron saint” of our tango event.