A Fistful of Tango
Time & Location
About the Event
Concessions available on site including wine provided by our sponsor, Gratsi Wine. Bathrooms avilable. Seating is general admission lawn seating. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.
Tango lessons and social dancing will take place in the Pioneer Farms dancehall.
Monica Caivano of Esquina Tango will give a tango dance lesson from 7pm - 7:30pm.
The social dance will begin at 7:30pm.
At 9pm, the film screening and musical performance will take place in the "Meadows".
"A Fistful of Tango" is a comedic reimagining of the 1920 silent western film ""The Toll Gate" directed by William S. Hart. Pianist Justin Sherburn and violinist Leigh Mahoney of Montopolis will provide the live musical score, performing the traditional tango arrangements of Austin composer Glover Gill. Comedian Mac Blake has rewritten the movie in the irreverent and absurdist style typical of his work with Master Pancake Theater. Monica Caivano and Gustavo Simplis of Esquina Tango dance studio will perform during the screening.
Second in the trilogy of comedy westerns that began in 2020 with "The Return of Draw Egan", "A Fistful of Tango" follows the protagonist, WIlliam Foxtrot, on a quest for tango, justice, and more tango. The original 1920 film "The Toll Gate" has been edited to support this new story, and the live score of traditional tangos provided by Sherburn and Mahoney is the culmination of 20 years of collaboration with composer and arranger Glover Johns Gill (Tosca Tango Orchestra, Glovertango).
Dogs are not allowed. Please be mindful of social distancing.
If screening is cancelled due to weather, you will be refunded the ticket price minus the service fee.
Tango Dance lesson with Monica Caivano of Esquina TangoDancehall
1 hour 30 minutes
Milonga, Social DanceDancehall
- Tango Lesson and Social Dance$10+$0.25 Service fee$10+$0.25 Service fee0$0
- A Fistful of Tango$20+$0.50 Service fee$20+$0.50 Service fee0$0