The Queer Tango Book | November 2014

Sharing insights, ideas and Queer Tango events

Dear Reader

Today I and my co-editors are happy to present the names of the dancers, writers and artists who are sharing their insights in The Queer Tango Book:

Alex Gastel, Alice Heigh, Belén Castellano, Carlos Blanco, Carolina De Beus, Chelsea Eng and Tango Con*Fusión, Claudio Gonzalez, Con Artist, Denise Lew,  Edgardo Fernández Sesma, Gigi Gamble, Guilia Cerulli, Helen 'La Vikinga' Halldórsdóttir, Hilda Hisas, Juliet McMains, Kristina Bjarnadóttir, Laura Valentino, Laurie Ann Greenberg, Marc Vanzwoll, Mariana Docampo, Miguel Kanai, Mila Morandi, Natalia Merkulova, Olaya Aramo, Paul Fairweather, Ray Batchelor, Sasha Cagen, Sofía Silva, Soledad Nani and Susana Romero.

We are looking forward to publishing the contributors very diverse written and or visual materials about Queer Tango and tango with open roles in our landmark publication: The Queer Tango Book. The Book is a nonprofit publication which we will give away as a free ebook next year.

In this newsletter we continue our series of Queer Tango Travel Tips. This month Cristiano Bramani invites you to meet the Queer Tango dancers in Rome. See Cristiano's Queer Tango Travel tips to Rome (below) which includes a series of photos from his milonga 'MALQUERIDA'. We are also sharing Italian dancer Mauro Grande's Queer Tango Wrold Tour Compilation - #1: Italy (below) with you. And Italian Queer Tango dancer Mila Morandi invites you to see her video/trailer '81 - Role & Identity Exchange - MILA MORANDI MAIORELLI'.

The logo of Malquerida

Rome - Queer Tango Travel Tips!

Travel tips by Cristiano Bramani. Photos from MALQUERIDA in Rome, Italy. Tango-queer Roma presents: LA MALQUERIDA - The first Italian queer milonga, every Friday!

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Map of Italy and flag

Queer Tango World Tour Compilation - #1: Italy

Compilation by Mauro Grande: Queer Tango Italy at Facebook. Mapping the Queer Tango communities in Italy 2014 …

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Queer Tango Festivals

Happy dancing to the dancers who are joining the Festival Internacional de tango Queer en Buenos Aires, November 17 - 23, 2014.

The 2015 Queer Tango festivals are: 3rd Queer Tango Mini Festival in Gothenburg Sweden,  January 30 – February 1, 2015 ---  Montreal Festival Queer Tango 2015, 3rd edition, May 1 - 3 2015. --- Queer Dance Festival May 31 – 27, 2015, St Petersburg, Russia --- La Vie en Rose Tango Meeting, 2nd edition, Paris, June 24 - 28, 2015. --- The International Queer Tango Festival in Berlin, July 23 - 26, 2015. --- Oslo Tango Queer, Norway August 21 - 23, 2015.

Women's Tango Retreat

2014 Women’s Tango Retreat

2014 Women’s Tango Retreat takes place Nov 20-23, 2014 at Breitenbush Retreat Center, near Portland, OR, USA. The Women's Tango Retreat is organised by Laurie Ann Greenberg and Sharna Fabiano. The program will include: "partner yoga classes and tango workshops designed to stimulate your creativity, supervised practice time and guided discussions …

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Highlights From Our Queer Tango Blog

The teachers dance at Łódź Tango Salon Festival2014

The Teachers' Dance at Łódź Tango Salon Festival

Video (4:04): esa! This is probably a first in Europe: All the maestros of the mainstream Łódź Tango Salon Festival 2014 perform a Queer Tango exchanging roles and partners. The maestros are: Fabian Peralta, Josefina Bermudez, Sebastian Achaval, Roxana Suarez, Juan Martin Carrara, Stefania Colina, Sebastian Jimenez and Maria Ines Bogado. …

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Milonga Libre 2014

Queer Tango Dance Club - "Milonga Libre" (2014)

Video (3:21): ‘Milonga Libre’ (2014) is a promotional video by Queer Tango Dance Club in St Petersburg, Russia. ...

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Maria and Lena Lamorelle

Léna and Maria - 2014

Video (4:20): Léna Lamorelle and Maria danced a simple and very sweet tango to a melody by Biagi at a milonga in Saarbrücken, Germany 2014.

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Silvina Valz and CikoTanik

Performance by Silvina Valz and Ciko Tanik - 2010

Video (5:32): Silvina Valz and Ciko Tanik perform a work in progress modern dance performance together at Tango Cafe Weekend edition April 2010.

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Tango Confusion - documentary 2005

Tango Con*Fusión Documentary 2005.

Video (20:40): Documentary of the early days of Tango Con*Fusión (2005). The dancers in the order they are intervied in the film: Debbie Goodwin, Chelsea Eng, Pier Voulkos, Michelle Loughlin and Christy Coté. Producer: Auriel. The documentary was published at Youtube in 2014.

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



Birthe Havmoeller

Creator of The Queer Tango Book Project /

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