The Queer Tango Newsletter | March 2015

Sharing insights, ideas and Queer Tango events

Dear Reader

The Queer Tango Project  supports conversations and the development critical ideas about Queer Tango. We are happy to promote open calls for paper/workshops/performances/interventions for Queer Tango events. This months we have published the following open calls at our website:

Open Calls

Quilombo Queer Tango Festival - Call for Submissions

Quilombo Queer Tango Festival - Call for Submissions

Quilombo Queer Tango Festival Barcelona, Spain May 25–29, 2016 Call for submissions! Theoretical reflections and artistic actions on Queer Tango are at the core of the Quilombo Queer Tango Festival.  Read more.

Queer Tango Salon, Paris 2016

Open Call From The Queer Tango Salon - an Inter-disciplinary Symposium in Paris

Join Ray Batchelor, Hélène Marquié and Jon Mulholland in Paris for The Queer Tango Salon: Connecting Bodies of Knowledge - an International Inter-disciplinary Symposium of Scholarship and Practice on September 16-17, 2016. Access is free!  Read more.


More Essays in Spanish From The Queer Tango Book

We appreciate very much that Olaya Aramo has translated yet another couple of essay from The Queer Tango Book. Please share the essays below with you Spanish speaking friends and help us spread ideas and insights from the Book to a large audience.

Cómo hacer más queer el tango queer: estrategias queer para bailarines de rol dual

This is the Spanish version of Birthe Havmoeller's essay 'How to Queer a Queer Tango: queer strategies for dual role dancers' from The Queer Tango Book, chapter 3: Rethinking the Dance. Translation by Olaya Aramo. … Read more.

Del armario a la pista: reexamen de la relación entre el tango queer y el tango mainstream

We continue our Spanish series of essays from The Queer Tango Book and are happy to present a translation of Ray Batchelor's essay 'Coming Out to Dance: or getting it straight – a re-examination of the relationship of Queer Tango to the tango mainstream' from chapter three: Rethinking the Dance, The Queer Tango BookRead more.

The Queer Tango Book cover

Get Free Copies of The Queer Tango Book

Download your free copies of the ebook: The Queer Tango Book - epub (2.4MB); The Queer Tango Book - PDF (4.2MB) 

The Book The Queer Tango Book - Ideas, Images and Inspiration in the 21st Century is the first of its kind: a unique, international anthology of writings and artworks about Queer Tango from dancers, activists, academics, artist and … Read more.


Book Review

Global Tangos - book cover

“Islam, homosexuality and tango are not incompatible”

Global Tangos: Travels in the Transnational Imaginary Melissa A. Fitch Bucknell University Press 2015. Reviewed by Ray Batchelor.

“Islam, homosexuality and tango are not incompatible,” Iz told the reporter doing a story on Gay Pride Day in Istanbul in 2011. Iz, who declined to give her last name, was dancing tango. The inclusion of her voice, that of a Turkish, … Read more.


Highlights From The Queer Tango Blog

Vania Rey and Campbell Miller

Vania Rey and Campbell Miller

Video (2:25): Vania Rey and Campbell Miller dancing a tango vals, USA 2016. See also their milonga. Read more.

Peninsula Cho and Yasmin Karatuna

Peninsula Cho and Yasmin Karatuna (2015)

Video (2:41): Peninsula Cho and Yasmin Karatuna dancing a tango vals (2015).  Read more.

Elizabeth Sadowska and Linda Smith

Elizabeth Sadowska and Linda Smith (2011)

Video (2:38): Elizabeth Sadowska and Linda Smith dancing a tango vals, Toronto, Canada, May 14, 2011. Read more.

Charity Lebron and Debbie Goodwin (2009)

Tango Con*Fusión's Charity Lebron & Debbie Goodwin (2009)

Video (2:24) Tango Con*Fusión's Charity Lebron & Debbie Goodwin dancing to Amelie (the vals) played live by Trio Garufa in the production "Tango House" 2009. Read more.


A Queer Tango Documentary

Comme il faut - film

'Comme il faut' - a Documentary

Video (23:25): Comme il faut (Properly) with English subtitles. The film is made in Barcelona, Spain. It is a documentary about Roberto López, Carmen Hergos and the students at la Garúa Queer Tango Club Barcelona. Participants: Roberto López, Rodolfo Sanz, Carmen Hergos, Allesandro Tonin. Read more.


Queer Tango Calendar 2016

 If you have not yet decided where and how to spend you vacations this year see The Queer Tango Project's list with Queer Tango Festivals, Marathons, Queer Tango Retreats and other events from around the world.

Festival Internacional de Tango Queer, Buenos Aires, 2006 - 2016

Augusto Balizano and Mariana Docampo invites you to celebrate the 10. anniversary of the Festival Internacional de Tango Queer in Buenos Aires. The festival dates are November 4 - 20, 2016. Read more.



Birthe Havmoeller, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo

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