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Of tango, fears, sensuality and turning big 5-O  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): dancing - general, tango - dance.

Jackie – audio In two essays, Jackie Ling Wong shares her thoughts on turning 50, dancing tango, fearing and accepting her loss of youth wit grace and, of course, the female sensuality. The essays were written during her trip to Buenos Aires. Jackie Ling Wong is a tango teacher and organizer at Tango Pulse studio  Read more…

Story of Narcotango: tango electronico claims its place in Argentine tango music  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - dance, tango - music.

Narcotango – audio Carlos Libedinski released his ground-breaking tango electronica album Narcotango in 2002.  But it was not a simple project because the DJs in Buenos Aires milongas would not play his music. Libedinski used his fine musical instincts (he is both – a musician and a dancer) and a good pre-release strategy to make  Read more…

How people dance? Principles of dancing.  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: books, notes about tango.   Subject(s): dancing - general, tango - dance.

Dancing – audio 1. Dancing – audio 2. Dancing – audio 3. Learn about six important principles of movement from the professionals. Some of this stuff you might have never heard in dance classes, but it is more important than all the fancy tango figures rolled together. Track 1 and 2 has musical intermissions with  Read more…

What does it take to start a tango studio? (Plus Milonga Etiquette)  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - dance.

Lori Coyle – audio 1. Lori Coyle – audio 2. Lori Coyle – audio 3. Many tango dancers just like dancing. Very few has vision, imagination, energy and courage to start teaching others, to organize a milonga and to create their own studio. This is a story of Lori Coyle, a young woman from Media,  Read more…

Maddy Gersh: notes on tango and middle age  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - dance.

Maddy – audio 1. Maddy – audio 2. Maddy – audio 3. Maddy Gersh is a tango dancer from Boston, MA. She visited Buenos Aires and she would like to tell you that it is a tough day in BsAs if you are not young and beautiful anymore. However, Maddy has the great sense of  Read more…

The Golden Age of Argentine tango  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - dance.

Golden Age  – audio 1 What kind of music was played at milongas of Golden Age – recorded or live, tango only or mixed? Tango purists, be prepared for some surprises! What kind of people went to milongas? How Juan Carlos Copes, the tango dancer of the century, started his spectacular career? You will hear it  Read more…

Impressions of Tango class with Tete and Silvia after The Tango Magic festival in Seattle  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: articles, notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - dance.

by Leonardo Krause Leonard Krause lives in Eugine, Oregon. I have never met him in person (I hope, some day I will), but he listened to my podcasts and some of them inspired him to write his own impressions. This impromptu essay came to me in email on August 3, 2008.  Reprinted with Leonard’s permission.  Read more…

Interview with Valorie Hart and Alberto Paz, the authors of Gotta Tango  ➜

February 25th, 2013
Published as: books, notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - dance.

audio Alberto and Valorie, the master teachers from New Orleans, LA, USA, are known to the world of tango for their wonderful newsletter/blog El Firulete. Aside from El Firulete, Alberto and Valorie produce other blogs, podcasts and materials. See Links section. In 2005 they published the definitive reference on structure of the Argentine tango, based  Read more…