The Queer Tango Newsletter | Spring 2017

Sharing insights, ideas and Queer Tango events

Dear Reader

Last December we passed the virtual marker of 5000+ downloads of The Queer Tango Book. It is wonderful to know that more and more people are interested in Queer Tango. Now we are working on a Spanish edition of the book: El libro de tango queer, which we hope to publish as a free ebook later this year. 

We are also very pleased about 'The Queer Tango Conversation' - our facebook group. We have had lots of lively conversations since we launched the group. Do invite your queer tango friends to join us at facebook. 'The Queer Tango converstion' is an international space dedicated to discussions about Queer Tango. We welcome posts and comments in English and Spanish.

We love tango videos. Ray has recently spotted the sweet Fairy Tango - a commercial video made by Ikea, and below are seven videos from the archive at The Queer Tango Project's website. If this is not enough to satisfy your curiosity about queer tango, then go to The Queer Tango Project's website to see more videos or join one of the coming queer tango events.


Open Call

The Queer Tango Salon, London 2017

The Queer Tango Salon 2017 - Open Call for Interventions

If you are dancer who thinks or thinker who dances, maybe you have something to say or a dance research workshop you want to run?

The Queer Tango Salon, London, UK September 15 - 16, 2017 offers a unique space for both. Read more.



Queer tango goes to Russia

‘Queer tango goes to Russia’ - a trailer

Video (4:05): filmmaker Aleksandr M. Vinogradov (Russia) says, I am happy to present a trailer for my new documentary "Queer tango goes to Russia". Read more.

Makiko Mori and Yailet Suarez

Makiko Mori and Yailet Suarez - January 2017 

Video (3:09): Makiko Mori and Yailet Suarez danced 'Una Vez' at the San Telmo Milonga, Milano, Italy, January 28, 2017. Read more.

Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella, April 2017

Maurizio Ghella and Martin Maldonado - April 2017

Video(4:35): Maurizio Ghella and Martin Maldonado performs a queer tango nuevo at an Easter milonga organised by Tango Malevaje at V58 in Aarhus, Denmark. Read more.

Esteban Mioni and Edgardo Fernandez Sesma

Esteban Mioni y Edgardo Fernández Sesma

Video (4.53): Esteban Mioni y Edgardo Fernández Sesma bailan "Fueron tres años", en la Milonga de la Plaza Dorrego de San Telmo. Read more.

Invitation from QT London

A History of Same Sex Tango Dancing

Video (46:38): As its contribution to LGBT History Month, Queer Tango London mounted this lecture by dr. Ray Batchelor on 18th February 2017. Read more.

Moira Castellano and Corina Herrera

Moira Castellano and Corina Herrera

Video (10:52): Moira Castellano and Corina Herrera's performance at the Tangofestival - Innsbruck, October 21, 2016. Read more.

Sidney Grant and Claudio Vidal

Sidney Grant and Claudio Vidal (2016)

Video (7:51): Sidney Grant and Claudio Vidal - Temptation Tango at the 4th New Masculinities Festival (2016) at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, New York. Read more.


Coming events 

Brigitta Winkler PRACTICING PERCEPTION Workshop in Montreal

PRACTICING PERCEPTION with BRIGITTA WINKLER (BERLIN / NEW YORK) June 12 to 16, 2017 at Studio 303, Montreal QC, H3B 1A2, Canada. Open to all professional performers, pedagogues as well as to advanced tango dancers  Read more.

Queer tango festival_Russia2017

St. Petersburg: Queer Tango Festival - Final Fantacy!

Final Fantacy in St. Petersburg, Russia June 1-5, 2017. Live your the most magic fantasy on the dance floor! Registration is open. Read more.

LVR - Paris 2017

La Vie en Rose - Queer Tango Meeting 2017

La Vie en Rose - International Queer Tango Meeting in Paris June 29 - July 2017. Read more.

The 7. international Queertango Festival in Berlin

The 7. international Queertango Festival in Berlin

Astrid Weiske invites you to join the 7. International Queertango Festival in Berlin July 27 - 31, 2017. Registration is open. Read more.

Nancy Lavoie

Tango Weekends with Nancy Lavoie in Switzerland

Enjoy two enchanting Tango weekends with Nancy Lavoie in August 2017, surrounded by the idyllic landscape above the lake of Zug in Switzerland. Read more.


Queer Tango Calendar

See our calendar for more Queer Tango Festivals, Marathons and Queer Tango Retreats in 2017. Read more.




Birthe Havmoeller, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo

The Queer Tango Project /

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