Erwin Goldfarb, Champaign-Urbana’s very own “Tango Godfather”, has been a driving force in this town’s tango community for over a decade. He has brought in the likes of Hugo Patyn & Celinda Rotundo, Sol Cerquides & Fernando Gracia, and Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert to East Central Illinois and has contributed to the enrichment of people’s tango learning experience throughout the region.
Every year for about a decade Erwin has thrown a big birthday celebration for his family, business associates and tango friends at the Refinery in his birth month of October. As a gift to his guests, Erwin provides people with food, drink, and dancing. In 2016 he decided to expand his birthday party into a tango festival weekend with the addition of instruction by Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert, Rod Relucio & Jenny Teters, and Anna Leon.
This year will be no exception as Erwin pulls out all the stops for his 88th birthday celebration. Rod & Jenny returns to teach and perform, with the addition of Ariel Leguizamon & Yesica Esquivel (Pelando Variacion 2016 Champions) and Marcos Pereira & Florencia Borgnia (2nd Place, Tango Salon, Metropolitan Tango Championship 2015). Come for the birthday celebration, stay for the tango festival!