Casa Argentina New Orleans celebrated their 30th anniversary with their “Tango Celebration 2012” on September 15 at the Marriott Convention Center. It was a memorable night with some of the world’s best tango dancers and a renowned tango musical ensemble. The event included a gourmet dinner from Chef Robert Mitch from Wolfe’s. Guests were also able to participate in a silent auction and enjoy music from the local Latino band Julio y Cesar.

The event featured three couples of dancers performing their best moves under artistic director Miriam Larici, a gold medal winner of the International Dance Stars on NBC’s “Superstars of Dance.” Her claim to fame is her unparalleled technique in Argentine tango, which she put to good use at the “Celebration.” Octavio Brunetti and his tango quartet were special guests.

Casa Argentina of New Orleans is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving the Argentinean culture as well as developing educational and philanthropic activities. The annual Tango Celebration is the organization’s main fundraising event and aims to enrich the cultural diversity of New Orleans. Since its creation, the volunteer-only association has distributed the proceeds of its fundraiser to local, national and international charitable causes.

Event at a Glance
What:  “Tango Celebration 2012,” benefiting Casa Argentina
When: Saturday, September 15
Where: New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center