Ventana is Frankston's Latin Arts Festival and runs from 1 Feb to 31 Mar 2022. A celebration of Latin cultures, this is Frankston's most popular cross-cultural event. Immerse yourself in the authentic experiences through dance, music, food, art, crafts, film, poetry and educational workshops. The majority of the events will be hosted by Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37, with other activities taking place at Libraries, local schools, and community centres throughout the municipality.
Ventana celebrates over 25 countries where indigenous traditions and folklore merge and sine with non-indigenous cultures. This colourful Latin America, Iberian, Italian and Caribbean cultures and communities will merge with The Waterfront Festival, giving you two fiestas to enjoy simultaneously on the Frankston Foreshore.
Danilo Rojas will take you through a musical journey on piano, with a string ensemble, percussion, guitar and didgeridoo. Go from the heart of South America to the red centre of Australia.
First you take dance lessons at a relaxed workshop with tango master Fabio Robles, then you attend the event, taking your dance shoes with you so you can join the performers on the dance floor at the social Milonguita following the show. Buy tickets to the performance and you'll be invited to join the two optional tango dance lessons. Bookings are essential so get in early. Stay close to the Fiesta via social media (links given) for other events and dates as they come to hand.