“Lo de Silvia” Tango Festival
The first festival took place in Tel-Aviv, in May 24 – 27, 2017 with the participation of dancers from Israel and other countries: Argentina, Ukraine, United States, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark. The festival was born as a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Milonga “Lo de Silvia” in Tel-Aviv. Our guest artists were: Maestros Graciela González – Leonardo Sardella, Ariadna Naveira – Fernando Sánchez, Analía Vega – Marcelo Varela, Ramiro Gigliotti. Dj’s: Fernando Sánchez & Marcelo Varela (Argentina), Maria Mondino (Argentina), Hezy Yeshurun (Israel) & Silvia Rajschmir (Argentina). It was a gala occasion. There were four full days of learning and practice. It was very emotional, inspiring, sensuous and lots of fun at the same time. We had 23 Master-Classes, four milonga evenings with performances by the Maestros and breathtaking music. We are very excited about our second year of our Festival! We are waiting to meet you!
Silvia Rajschmir – The tango that embrace Israel*
She was born in Buenos Aires, where she studied with the most renowned teachers.
Silvia taught tango classes in many places in Buenos Aires and since settling in Israel in 2000, has been extremely active in the promotion and dissemination of tango and Argentine culture. Over all this period since 2000, that she has worked uninterruptedly in Israel, Silvia has founded “Lo de Silvia” – a tango school, weekly milongas and practicas – organized numerous master-classes with guest teachers from Argentina, led Tango Tours to Buenos Aires, participated in shows and worked as a tango DJ.
In addition to tango, her education includes studies of: bachelor degree in psychology, theater, musical comedy, singing, and gyrokinesis.
Her latest project was the organization & production of the “Lo de Silvia Tango Festival” her first Festival of Argentine Tango in Israel, that took place in Tel-Aviv in May 2017.
“Lo de Silvia”
The Tango School “Lo de Silvia” opened in March 2000 and operates in the city of Tel-Aviv-Yafo. The school has students ranging from 20 to 70 years of age, including native Israelis and immigrants from Latin America and the former Soviet Union Republics. Between 2000 and 2012 the school worked simultaneously in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. She has taught also in Haifa and Beersheba.
Milonga and Practica
Milonga “Lo de Silvia” is the largest milonga in Israel. It is held once a month, the last Friday of each month in Tel-Aviv, and is attended by 120 to 150 participants. The first milonga “Lo de Silvia” took place in Jerusalem. It was held weekly, every Thursday, from 2001 until 2011. Silvia Rajscmir is the DJ and music arranger.
Practica is a space for people to try new movements or ideas, to practice, to correct technique, or simply come to dance. It takes place every Wednesday – since 2006. Attendance: 100-140 people.
Master – Classes
Since 2000 Silvia organized Master-Classes taught by internationally renowned tango teachers, colleagues from Argentina of the highest level: Graciela Gonzalez, Milena Plebs, Fernando Galera, Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Nito and Elba Garcia, Elina Roldan, Ramiro Gigliotti, Analia Vega and Marcelo Varela, Mariela Sametband and Guillermo Barrionuevo, Luis Bruni, Damian Rosenthal and Paulo Araujo.
Tango-Tour to Buenos Aires
This is a professional tango learning experience, an immersion into that culture and the unique experience of dancing in the best milongas in Argentina with local dancers. Silvia has organized two already (Passover 2014, 2016) and the third is on the way!