Tango in Hell, 2020
Trondheim tangoklubb in cooperation with Stjørdal tangklubb welcome you warmly to Tango in Hell, 2nd edition! The venue for the event is the same as last year, Scandic Hell Hotel, 600 meters from Trondheim airport. The dates for 2020 are set – hopefully we will see you in March 20-22!
Tango in Hell is a «milonga weekend» with lots of dancing, a total of 18 hours at 4 milongas, excellent food and even better mood. The event is gender neutral and role-balanced, so please register in couples. We especially welcome dual-role dancers to register for the event. Single registrations will be placed on a waiting list to make sure role balance, and the possibilities for single registration will be limited.
In 2019, the level of dancers was the following:
And after the event in 2019 we asked people: «Will you return next year?». Here is the reply, and we hope that you all come back (even the uncertain ones), bringing a friend or 5 :-).
The detailed program might be adjusted along the way due to changes in content and times.
- Full package 1: Single room, all milongas, all meals – NOK 3750
- Full package 2: Double room, all milongas, all meals – NOK 2990/person in double room
- Full milonga pass and all meals – NOK 1950
- All milongas – NOK 900
- T-shirt – NOK 275
Don’t miss the opportunity to buy this exclusive t-shirt as proof of your effort this weekend.
La Sonia (Frankfurt, Germany)
Always upbeat, always danceable, moving people – this is the style of La Sonia from Frankfurt. She plays traditional tango music in tandas with cortinas, centered on the great orchestras of the Golden Age, interspersed every now and then with evocative modern ones.
“I want people to have fun when I DJ, I want them to be happy and I want them to dance the night away“.
“My music is rhythmic, romantic and dramatic but always upbeat and always danceable, moving people”.
La Sonia is a regular at festivals like Tango Fest Dresden and Tangofeuerwerk Dresden as well as one of three resident DJ’s in Frankfurt’s local Tangobar Höchst and a welcome guest-DJ at milongas, festivals and marathons in Germany and Europe. And now she is going back to Hell, DJ-ing once more at Norway’s hottest new festival – after the successful double-debut in 2019. Let’s go break some ice!
Eva-Lena Ahlberg (Linköping, Sweden)
«Already from the beginning, when I started dancing tango, I was fascinated by the music. My first DJ-job was in 2007 and since then I was stuck. I’m playing regularly at milonga La Barranca in Linköping, but also at different venues in Sweden and Norway. I play classical tango music from the 20s to the 40s with cortinas. The music is of course prepared before the milonga, but I make the final playlist along the way. Every milonga is unique with its flow, rhytm and taste! This is my second performance in Hell.»
Max Marzano (Rome, Italy)
This DJ has an impressive list of events where he has played. Just to mention some:
- Salon Canning, La National Domilonga, El Motivo Milonga and Muy Lunes Milonga in Buenos Aires
- Tango marathons and encuentros in Budapest, Frankfurt, Crakow, Vienna and Cyprus
- Festivals in Basel, Istanbul, London, New Dehli, Seoul, Toronto and Vienna
- Lots and lots and lots of milongas all around Italy, and of course in Rome.
“I am a very traditional TangoDj (Golden Age), my sets reflect my great passion for traditional tango trying to convey the spirit of milongas porteñas. I’m a collector of 78 and 33 rpm records (my “backbone” is D’Arienzo 78 rpm shellac ‘36-42) which I have digitized for 2 years to achieve the best high-resolution sound.
…a good tanda should be like a love story…”
Dag Stenvoll (Bergen, Norway)
I’ve been DJ-ing regularly since 2010 in my «tango home» Jekteviken in Bergen, and elsewhere. I prefer music which combines driving rhythm with lyrical or dramatic elements, giving space for dynamic dancing (changes of speed and of intensity). I hope that my sense of musicality, knowledge of tango music and conscious choice of cortinas will make you happy. Then I will be happy too. Then we will all be happy.
You can go to Hell by all means of transportation – plane, train, bus or car (and even by boat). Check your flights here. The venue is situated a very short walk from Trondheim airport. If the weather is nice, it would only take 5-6 minutes. But if Hell freezes over, you can order a shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel on Friday (call +47 74 84 48 00). No shuttle bus on Sunday from the hotel – sorry about that. But we can give you a free ride if necessary, just contact us. The train station is either at Hell or Trondheim airport. The distance is about the same from both train stations (8-10 minutes walk). All buses also stops near the venue, or at Trondheim airport. And if arriving by car, there is free parking for you.
The venue – Scandic Hell Hotel
Scandic Hell Hotel is one of the best hotels in the area. It received the award «3rd best breakfast in Norway» in 2018, the best breakfast in the county in 2019 and the food delivered to Tango in Hell 2019 was absolutely superb. Just take a look at the video. All meals are of course included in the full packages.
The dance floor at «Stiklestad» is very good with plenty of space in a nice (or sinister?) atmosphere.
Room standard is also very good, and will even improve until 2020 due to refurbishment.
There is a relaxation area with a swimming pool, sauna and a gym (0630-2200). If you want to get away for a minute or 10, you can visit Vertigo bar (open until 0200) at the second floor where you can have a free coffee or tea during the whole stay. Free coffee and tea is also available at various station around the hotel. Other snack or beverages you have to pay for yourself.
You can also rent a bike at the hotel if you want to explore the area (but check the forecast first. It might be chilly – even in Hell).
Close to the venue, you find Hell Center with a variety of shops. Opening hours Friday 9-20, Saturday 9-17. Rema (groceries) Friday 7-22. Saturday 7-21. Ditt apotek (pharmacy) Friday 11-18, Saturday 9-16. Sunday closed.
Payment on site
We have a webshop at Vipps – #41098. Works for users with Norwegian mobile subscription and bank account.
You can also use our iZettle terminal to pay with Visa or MasterCard. And of course we accept cash.
Bring your Tango in Hell-gadget or item to the millongas and win a full milonga pass for next years event. We don’t want at costume ball, but something small and maybe subtle describing «Tango in Hell». E.g something like this from the event in 2019:
We will sell t-shirts and shoes to both women and men. These can be pre-ordered and delivered to you at Hell. We are working to get other suppliers of tango related merchandises to our on-site shop. As for now, Hjørdis Helsø has promised to deliver a brand new collection of dresses and skirts.
This is Hell
The village of Hell (population 1598) has become a minor tourist attraction because of its name, as visitors often have their photograph taken in front of the station sign. A smaller building on the railway station has been given the sign Gods-expedition, which is the archaic spelling of the word for ”handling goods” (godsekspedisjon would be the spelling in the contemporary Norwegian language). The word «hell» in Norwegian actually means «luck» so you should actually consider yourself lucky to be in Hell :-). Hell is situated 4 kilometers from Stjørdal, and 35 kilometers from Trondheim.