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Mazen Ki­wan on tango in Le­banon

Lebanon Traveler - - CONTENTS -

YOU JUST CEL­E­BRATED THE NINTH EDI­TION OF THE BEIRUT IN­TER­NA­TIONAL TANGO FES­TI­VAL AND THE FOURTH EDI­TION OF THE BY­B­LOS TANGO FES­TI­VAL IS COM­ING UP IN OC­TO­BER. TELL US MORE.

I moved to Paris in 1995 and the first time I came back to Le­banon was in 2002. I thought it would be great if I could bring tango to my home­land so I be­gan to give work­shops here. In 2003, I came with 16 of my stu­dents and that’s how it all started. Since the fes­ti­val kicked off, we’ve brought over 2,000 peo­ple from 35 coun­tries here. The fes­ti­vals not only cel­e­brate tango, but also give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover the real face of Le­banon. We take our guests all over the coun­try, from Tripoli to Saida. Prov­ing that it takes two to tango, we got up close and per­sonal with in­ter­na­tional tango star and “Danc­ing With The Stars” judge Mazen Ki­wan to learn more about dance in Le­banon and his fa­vorite things about the coun­try

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