Starting from Selina as a rendezvous point, we shall move towards the Manrique neighborhood. There, we will get to know the statue of Gardel, the most popular tango singer in history, and we shall also discover why he was so important for Medellin while we visit the “Casa Gardeliana” (Gardelian House), one of the most visited places by tango lovers.
Afterward, we will move uphill to the easternmost area of the neighborhood for knowing one of the most important social transformation projects in the city and recognized nationwide for its contribution to the wellbeing of vulnerable young people and victims of violence called “El Balcón de los Artistas” (The Artists’ Balcony), dance academy that has as its main goal “saving lives through art”. We will share alongside the artists, learn about their process, and, given that they have trained more than 14.000 dancers (some of them in prestigious dancing companies abroad), we will watch them rehearsing while we will also get the chance to have a dancing lesson of different rhythms such as tango and salsa while having a magnificent sight of the city.
Through this experience, you will support young people in Medellin in fulfilling their dreams of becoming professional dancers and having new and richer opportunities in their lives.
Local Guide - English speaking
Transportation - Round Trip Private Transport
Food - Local Snack
Drinks - Soft Drinks - Coffee
Communitary experience: Conversation, rehearsal, and dance lessons by the artists of El Balcón de los Artistas.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Tips for vendors
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Difficulty Level - Easy
Special clothing required - Athletic, comfortable clothes and shoes since we will be walking around the city.
Bajo la Piel de Medellín of the Foundation Compás Urbano is a project that seeks - to add from different visions - to rediscover and understand the city from and with the eyes of citizens, through Community-Based Tours.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
72 hours prior to the start of the experience
READ THE REVIEWS
The tour was a little long in talking about Carlos Gardel, but informative. If you're into history, they covered quite a bit. However, when you get to the dance school and the lesson. Omg! Not only was it fun, but the a great show!
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