The Queer Tango Newsletter | March 2015

Sharing insights, ideas and Queer Tango events

Dear Reader

We are promoting The Queer Tango Book this summer. Please put the word out that we are looking for opportunities to present The Queer Tango Book and other visiting speaker opportunities so that we may share the Book, our Queer Tango research, experiences and love of dancing tango differently with as many people as possible. Ray will give our first presentation of The Queer Tango Book in Paris:

Are Tango Masculinities in Trouble? Find out in Paris

by Ray Batchelor.

Birthe Havmøller, Olaya Aramo and I were delighted to receive an invitation from festival organiser San Fede to make a presentation about The Queer Tango Book at ‘La Vie en Rose’ in Paris this summer. La Vie en Rose – International Tango Meeting will be France’s first international Queer Tango festival running from 24th – 29th June.  … Read more.

The Queer Tango Book Team

Meet The Queer Tango Book Team at The International QueerTango Festival in Berlin, July 2015

We hope that you will join us at the Berlin festival, share your Queer Tango experiences with us, dance lots of lovely tangos and perhaps even have your photo taken together with us. - The above selfie is a virtual one as this summer will be the first we all meet in person. ... Read more.

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Tango Differente 2015 - feature image

Tango Diferente 2015

Tango Diferente 2015, June 15 - 21, Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, near Berlin, Germany. A research week exploring the fusion of Tango with Contact Improvisation and other techniques…

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Laura Pestalozzi and Yana Khalilova

Laura Pestalozzi and Yana Khalilova at the 3rd International Queer-tango Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Video (3:53): Laura Pestalozzi and Yana Khalilova - Take me to church. Read more.

We have also shared  three more videos with the other Queer Tango performances of the 3rd International Queer-tango Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, 2015. See the blog.

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Highlights From The Queer Tango Blog

Mariposa Tango and Yailet Su

Francesca Tinti and Yailet Su - Queer Tango (2015)

Video(2:29): a Queer Tango performance by Francesca Tinti (Mariposa Tango) and Yailet Su, Italy. …

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Leandro Capparelli and Fernando Gracia

Leandro Capparelli and Fernando Gracia - "Tango Rojo" (2015)

Video (2:12): "Tango Rojo" - idea and choreography Leandro Capparelli and Fernando Gracia, April 2015.

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Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella

Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella (2015)

Video (3:05): Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella dance an Argentine Tango at Stardust weekend, 2015. Musicality, playfulness and terrific technique - hurrah for Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella!

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Sh*t Tangueras Say

Short film - "Sh*t Tangueras Say" (2015)

Video (3:24): "Sh*t Tangueras Say", starring Romney Biddulph as the Tanguera and Gene Eckhoff as the Girlfriend. Video podcast published on April 30, 2015.

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Helen La Vikinga and Janvier Guiraldi 2015

Helen La Vikinga and Javier Guilardi - "La Cicatriz"

Video (2:33) Helen La Vikinga and Javier Guilardi performed a queer milonga: La Cicatriz by Juan D'Arienzo in Stockholm, April 2015.

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We also share the best Queer Tango video from YouTube's archive

Peninsula Cho and Paso 2010

Peninsula Cho and Paso (2010)

Video (2:46): Peninsula Cho and Paso danced this lovely Queer Tango performance in Seul, Korea at the 9th anniversary of philAtango in 2010.

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Liselot De Stigter and Mirjam Diedrich 2010

Liselot De Stigter and Mirjam Diedrich (2010)

Video (4:38): Liselot De Stigter (leading) and Mirjam Diedrich performed this tango in Biezenmortel, Holland in 2010.

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Sekiya and Atsushi

Sekiya and Atsushi - a Queer Tango vals (2010)

Video (3:10): Sekiya and Atsushi performed a Queer Tango vals at the (Japanese?) milonga OGIYA, March 28, 2010.

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Get Free Copies of The Queer Tango Book For Your Friends

We hope that you will tell all your tango friends around the world that they are welcome to download a free copy of: The Queer Tango Book - Ideas, Images and Inspiration in the 21st Century, edited by Birthe Havmoeller, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo -- at www.queertangobook.org.

Abrazos

 

Birthe Havmoeller, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo

The Queer Tango Project / www.queertangoproject.org

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