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This publication is a free eBook with a selection of workshop descriptions and papers from the Queer Tango Salon 2017.
Queer Tango Salon London 2017 – Proceedings
Selection and editorial matter © 2018 Ray Batchelor and Birthe Havmoeller
First Edition – published by Queertangobook.org, December 2018
ISBN 978-87-998024-2-5 (PDF)
About the Book
The organisers of the Queer Tango Salons, a two day seminar in London 2017 had it to set about breaking down two kinds of barriers: the barriers between academics and dance activists; and the barriers between using language as a means to consider, explore and answer questions and using dance or movement to address such issues. This publication is a free ebook with a selection of workshop descriptions and papers from the Queer Tango Salon 2017.
The Queer Tango Salon 2017, the second of its kind, is seen by the organisers, Dr Ray Batchelor (UK), Dr Jon Mulholland (UK) and Dr Hélène Marqié (FR) as a both a means by which queer tango is maturing, becoming more reflective and so richer and more interesting and as sign that it is. Some argue queer tango may simply melt away into a more liberal traditional climate, and in doing so, refresh and reinvigorate 21st century tango, whilst others are persuaded it continues to have a distinctive, “queer” – for which read “anti-normal” – mission. It is too early to say.
Queer Tango Salon London 2017 – Proceedings features: three workshop descriptions, eight papers and a keynote lecture. The organisers would also like to thank all those whose work is represented here. For running workshops: Olaya Aramo; Carolyn and Rastko; and Joseph Roevens. And for presenting papers: Olaya Aramo again; Lisa Blackman; Birthe Havmøller who both presented and co-presented papers; Aimee Purser; Jospeh Roevens again; Montserrat Roser i Puig; and Wiktor Skrzypczak.