Guardia Vieja
Guardia Vieja creates memorable experiences by invigorating the Argentine Tango scene in Austin through a variety of art and culture events.

We're back! Guardia Vieja is so excited to be back with our second En Vivo Concert Series weekend experience. In honor of this being our second En Vivo, we are playing with a couple of dualities, featuring Dúo Villarreal Crom and the bandoneon/piano duo Heyni Solera & Sumi Lee.
Run of Show:
* Villarreal Crom Peña (April 14th, 8-11pm): A peña is the equivalent of a milonga for Argentine Folkloric music and dance. The Villarreal Crom Peña takes the audience on a tour through the diverse and exquisite folkloric music of Argentina in the format of a seated concert. We aim to bring in the dance with an intro to Chacarera at 8pm and a concert start time of 9pm. Attendees of the class will be able to try out what they learned to the live Chacarera during the concert.
* A GPS for Tango Listening: What Makes Tango Tango (April 15, 2023, 12-3pm): To get where you’re going in Argentine Tango, it helps to know where you’re coming from. Dialogue with Heyni Solera as she brings her sense of adventure and scholarship to explore what makes Argentine tango the genre that it is, how it has developed to present day and where it can take us in the future.
* What the H*** Is Musicality Anyways? (April 15, 2023, 7-8pm): A musicality workshop for dancers of all levels. Includes live music examples by the Dúo Villarreal Crom, and movement exercises.
* Live Music Milonga featuring Dúo Villarreal Crom (April 15, 2023, 8pm-midnight): Our very own DJ Craig Herrington will keep us dancing before, after, and in-between live music tandas (sets) by Dúo Villarreal Crom.
* Everything You Need to Know About the Bandoneon (April 16, 2023, 1:30-2:45pm): Originally made in Germany, the bandoneon found its way down to Argentina, where it was incorporated into the tango orchestra. This workshop explains how this instrument would become the iconic instrument of tango through its specific sonority, instrumentation, and articulations. This workshop also explains how it earned its reputation as the “devil’s instrument,” but also how it is instrumental for inspiring dancers to move along the dance floor. Come and discover all the unique aspects of this beautiful instrument.
* En Vivo Concert: Heyni & Sumi (April 16, 2023, 3-4pm): This seated concert will feature solos and duos of contemporary Tango on the Bandoneon and Piano, featuring Heyni Solera and Sumi Lee.
* Putting Things Together (April 16, 2023, 8-9pm): For a very special closing event, master puppeteer, Patricio Crom, will be presenting a very special Puppet Show! We won't give away too much here, but we are so excited to share this unique offering for the very first time with the Cleveland Community!
Note: The Villarreal Crom Peña and Live Music Milonga featuring Dúo Villarreal Crom will also include libations curated by Chemical X Bartending.
And of course stay tuned as we will be sharing more details throughout the next couple of months!

We are so excited to be featuring our neighborhood Gordon Square Arts District in Detroit Shoreway!
GreenRoom will be our home base for most of the weekend, located at 5900 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH44102.
Our last event has some special staging requirements, so we will move to Maelstrom Collaborative Arts for Putting Things Together, the puppet show. Maelstrom is located at 5403 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, just a short walk from our home base.
We highly encourage checking out Ready Set! Coffee Roasters, Wyne, and Il Rione for coffee, wine, and authentic pizza, throughout the weekend. Not too far away in Ohio City, there is also Heart of Gold, Juneberry, and Amba, for sandwiches, brunch, or upscale fusion Indian food/cocktails.
There is a ton more to see, taste and explore, so if you are looking for something specific, please ask!
En Vivo: Duo of Duos

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you?