The Queer Tango Book | September 2014

Sharing insights, ideas and Queer Tango events

Dear Reader

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The Queer Tango Book Team, I and my co-editors, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo, are busy working on the book project. We have been editing and proofreading materials for the Book all summer and now we are working on the structure of the Book, discussing how many chapters we need and the order of the artworks, essays, articles and other texts in the Book. Our rough version of The Queer Tango Book is about 115 - 120 A4 pages, but it will probably feel like a lot more when turned into an e-book with small pages. Our aim is to publish Queer Tango Book as a free e-book in the begining of 2015.

Birthe Havmoeller

The Queer Tango Book: Deep Talk About Queer Tango

Birthe Havmoeller, creator and editor of the Queer Tango Book, in her garden reading one of the essay, which we have selected the Queer Tango Book. - Our call for submissions for the Queer Tango Book closed July 1 2014. The work on the book has begun, and we are happy to conclude that 26 contributors have shared their insights and …

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Tango Queer Madrid

Madrid - Queer Tango Travel Tips

Travel tips by Olaya Aramo: Madrid's queer tango community is still very small but growing. You can go dancing every Friday night at the queer milonga La Traviesa run by Olaya Aramo at Asociación cultural Embajadores con Provisiones, Embajadores 49, 28012 Madrid, Spanien. La Traviesa takes place in the Lavapiés neighborhood, which probably the most alternative and multi-cultural neighbourhood in …

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Queer Tango Festivals

Festival Internacional de tango Queer en Buenos Aires, November 17 - 23 2014 with Sister City: Moscow. ---  Montreal Festival Queer Tango 2015, 3rd edition, May 1 - 3 2015. --- La Vie en Rose Tango Meeting, 2nd edition, Paris, June 24 - 28 2015.

Highlights From Our Queer Tango Blog

Ekaterina Khomenko 2014

Dance a Queer Tango in Memory of Ekaterina Khomenko.

Queer Tango teacher Ekaterina 'Kot' Khomenko, 29, was found dead in her car early in the morning of September 7 2014. The Queer Russia website has written a post about the murder of Ekaterina. Ekaterina was buried in her village near Moscow today. The Queer Tango Book Team, Birthe, Ray and Olaya want to express our condolences to her family …

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Yuyú Herrera Soledad Nani

Yuyú Herrera and Soledad Nani - Mulatada.

Video (2:25): Yuyú Herrera and Soledad Nani performing at the old tango bar Los Laureles in Barracas, Buenos Aires. 2014. Music: 'Mulatada' by Amores Tango.

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Yana Khalilova and Yulia Vasiljeva

Yana Khalilova and Yulia Vasiljeva - Tango vals

Video (2:25): Yana Khalilova (leading) and Yulia Vasiljeva performed this tango vals at the 2nd Russian Queer Tango Festival in St Petersburg August 2014.

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Lucia Marote

'Tango Two'

Video (2:58): 'Tango Two' is a performance by contemporary dancers Lucía Marote and Poliana Lima, danced at Centro de Danza Canal, Madrid 2014. Music: 'El flete', tango by Juan D'Arienzo. Both dancers are based in Madrid.

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Yuri Panov and Leonid Ivanov

Yuri Panov and Leonid Ivanov - Queer Tango

Video (4:38) : Yuri Panov and Leonid Ivanov performing a tango nuevo with exchange of roles at the 2nd Russian Queer Tango Festival in St Petersburg, 24.08.2014

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Augusto Balizano and Cristian Sanchez

Augusto Balizano and Cristian Sanchez - Queer Tango

Video (2.25): Augusto Balizano and Cristian Sanchez performed a Queer Tango in Buenos Aires, 2014. Music: "Tanguera" (1957) de Mariano Mores por la Orquesta "Luis Bravo's Forever Tango"

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Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella

Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella - 'Clair de Lune'

Video (5:56): Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella performed a lovely poetic tango (dance no 4) at Tango Nocturne NYC 2014. Music: 'Clair de Lune' by Claude Debussy. Their other dances from that evening are also awailable at YouTube.

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Join The Queer Tango Book Project As A Guest Blogger

We know that many of you have lots of stories and insights, which you may want to share with other Queer Tango dancers. Our Queer Tango Blog is the perfect online platform for this. Join the Queer Tango Book Project as our guest bloggers. Tell you stories. Write a post, an essays, a Queer Tango poems or share your Queer Tango photos and videos with us. Send written and visual materials and video links to: Birthe Havmoeller/ havmoeller@gmail.com

We wish you lots of lovely Queer Tangos and hope that you'll share this newsletter with your friends.

Abrazos

 

Birthe Havmoeller

The Queer Tango Book Project / www.queertangobook.org