The Queer Tango Newsletter | May 2016

Sharing insights, ideas and Queer Tango events

Dear Reader

It is Spring here in Europe, everywhere trees and flowers are blooming. We are looking forward to lots of Queer Tango events around the world this summer and are happy to present some of the many events in this newsletter and more of them at our website. See our calendar.

We are also happy to share our new post series titles 'Who likes what - and why?' and recomend a couples of articles which we love. And we end this newsletter with some videos from our blog.

Otar's favourit Queer Tango Image

Otar Bagaturiya's Favourite Image from The Queer Tango Image Archive

Who likes what – and why?

The Queer Tango Image Archive is starting a series where people who make a difference to Queer Tango choose an image from the Archive and tell us why they like it. Our first “Guest Curator” Otar Bagaturiya says, 'I like this picture the most, because it seems to me that these two guys are … Read more.

San Fede's favourite image

San Fede's Favourite Image from The Queer Tango Image Archive

Our next “Guest Curator” is San Fede, leader of the Team organising the justly celebrated festival in Paris coming up in June, La Vie en Rose. Fede says: 'For the third La Vie en Rose festival, we chose as our theme the ‘Golden Age’ in order to pay homage to a period in our … Read more.

Market Traders at Abasto, Buenos Aires, c 1910

Do you have an image for The Queer Tango Image Archive?

Gonzalo Collazo in Montevideo and Ray Batchelor in London would like you send them any images you might have which you think should go into The Queer Tango Image Archive which they co-curate. They looking for any pre-1995 images – photos, drawings, posters, sheet music illustrations - which show things which relate to the themes of Queer Tango.  … Read more.

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Articles

We love this article

Dancing with Women

We Love Sharna Fabiano's Article: Dancing with Women and would like to reccomend it to our readers. Sharna Fabiano (US) writes in her article Dancing with Women: 'After many years in the tango community, classes for women still hold a special place in my heart. In offering them, I think not only of female tango dancers, but also of the … Read more.

Can Two Women (or Men) ‘Dance’ Together?

Can Two Women (or Men) ‘Dance’ Together? by Laura Riva Laura Riva writes in her article: ' ... when you tell me that partner dance AS A CONCEPT cannot be between two men, two women, or with reversed gender roles, I will point out how wrong that thinking is.' And in the article she unpacks three important reasons why the … Read more.

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Queer Tango Salon Flyer

The Queer Tango Salon - Call for Proposals

Edgardo Fernández Sesma to Join others at The Queer Tango Salon: Connecting Bodies of Knowledge. Edgardo Fernández Sesma, perhaps Buenos Aires’ most indefatigable Queer Tango activist will be coming to Paris for 16-17 September this year to The Queer Tango Salon: Connecting Bodies of Knowledge, a meeting of Queer Tango activists and academics. “We are absolutely thrilled that Edgardo can … Read more.

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Coming events

Quilombo Queer Tango Festival - May 25 - 29, 2016

Quilombo Queer Tango Festival - May 25 - 29, 2016

1. Quilombo Queer Tango Festival in Barcelona, Spain Olaya, Daphne, Carmen, Carol and Eva invites you to come to the 1. Quilombo Queer Tango Festival in Barcelona, Spain. The festival takes place May 25 - 29, 2016. The festival features milongas, tango classes with Soledad Nani; Lucas de Buenos Aires; Roberto López; Dafne Saldaña and Caroline Betemps; Lucas Fernándes; Carmen … Read more.

Russian Drama 2016

RUSSIAN DRAMA is coming soon!

RUSSIAN DRAMA is coming soon! Dear tango friends all over the world, we invite you to our second Queer Tango Festival QTC in the most beautiful city of Russia — St Petersburg! From 1th to 5th of June 2016, you will have a chance to explore the beauty of Russian Queer Tango, Russian culture — and mysterious Russian soul! We …

Read more.

Queer Tango Festival in Berlin 2016

QUEER TANGO FESTIVAL BERLIN 2016 - Booking is Open!

QUEER TANGO FESTIVAL BERLIN 2016 - BOOKING IS OPEN NOW! Astrid Weiske: Program is ready and registration for workshop and pre-sale milonga tickets can be done at our website: www.queertangofestival-berlin.de Excellent teachers, wonderful workshops, great milongas, shows, joy & Happyness and love…Take advantage of the Early-Bird discounts now and we all looking very much forward to see you soon in … Read more.

Lady's Tango Festival, USA

San Francisco's 4th Annual Lady's Tango Festival 2016 - Save The Dates!

Tango Con Fusion is offering a class a day in “exchange of lead/follow roles”  during the festival. The registration for San Francisco's 4th Annual Lady's Tango Festival 2016 is open now! Read more.

Copenhagen Queer Tango Marathon 2016

Copenhagen Queer Tango Marathon

Copenhagen Queer Tango Marathon - We welcome you to celebrate New Year in Copenhagen with your chosen queer tango family! Join us at M2tango Studio from Friday December 30, 2016 to Sunday January 1, 2017 for a festive weekend...  Read more.

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Videos

Edgardo Fernandez Sesma and Esteban Mioni

Edgardo Fernández Sesma and Esteban Mioni

Video (2:38): Edgardo Fernández Sesma and Esteban Mioni performing a Queer Tango (intercambio) in Buenos Aires. ... Read more.

Gaston Torelli and Matias Facio

Gaston Torelli and Matias Facio (2015)

Video (4:52): Gaston Torelli and Matias Facio improvising, changing roles and creating fabulous moments at Tango Alchemie 2015. Read more.

Ilgin Tekcan and Ayse Karaoglu

Ilgın Tetikcan and Ayşe Karaoğlu (2015)

Video (3:15): Ilgın Tetikcan and Ayşe Karaoğlu's dance at Akademi Tango on March 1, 2015. Read more.

Natasha Lewinger and Iahara Stolarky

Natasha Lewinger and Iahara Stolarsky (2015)

Video (3:14): Natasha Lewinger and Iahara Stolarsky performed a tango with open roles at Instituto Equilibrio's 10. anniversary, Montevideo, 2015. Read more.

Abrazos

 

Birthe Havmoeller, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo

The Queer Tango Project / www.queertangoproject.org

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