Transtango is a unique music, film and dance performance inspired by Urban Encounters. Artists telling the story of the city, a story of people on the move.

Transtango moves between the excitement and struggle of urban life, a journey through the city and its people constantly recreating their lives by choices and hope.
Today tango is recognised around the world for its dance and distinctive musical style. But for those who created it, it was more than that, it was a whole culture, a way for immigrant communities in Buenos Aires to create a new common identity within the emerging city.

Tango is the inspiration for the project, as it is a classic example of how diverse influences from Africa, Europe and South America were blended together in the maelstrom of late 19th century Buenos Aires to form a new hybrid musical form. It was raw music, full of energy and passion that came in from the outer margins of society and went on to capture the imagination of the world. Born out of diversity tango crossed boundaries of all kinds; ethnics, political and social class. Transtango invites the public to celebrate the powerful cultural transformation that is possible through art evoking the tango’s continuing journey within the context of today’s major cities.

Based on artistic collaborations Transtango project offers artists the possibility of stepping outside the normal boundaries of their work to share this space with artists from other disciplines and other cultures.