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Press Release by The Queer Tango Project.

The Queer Tango Book coverThe Queer Tango Book – Ideas, Images and Inspiration in the 21st Century.
Queer Tango has become, arguably, the most significant development in the Argentinian tango in the 21st century. Against a background of wider social and political changes, Queer Tango challenges conventional gender roles on the dance floor so that women lead, men follow and same gender couples are celebrated. Since its modest beginnings in Hamburg in 2000, the intensive use of social media has ensured that Queer Tango is now a world-wide phenomenon, providing safe spaces for LGBT communities to dance with partners of their choice – spaces in which new artistic or political ideas are emerging. Queer Tango is often dancing with a purpose.

The Queer Tango Book is the first of its kind: a unique, international anthology of writings and artworks about Queer Tango from dancers, activists, academics, artist and others, some of whom are key figures in the Queer Tango movement. Contributions range from personal experiences, to opinion pieces, to outright polemics, setting out what it can be, could be or should be. Above all, it captures and documents something of the spirit of Queer Tango with a view to stimulating further debate. Queer Tango is generating ideas, practices and inspiration which mark it out as among the most dynamic and vibrant expressions of social dancing today. As contributors to The Queer Tango Book vividly demonstrate, the effects of some of the ideas originating within and supporting the LGBT community, are now felt beyond it, challenging, changing and enriching how the Argentinian tango is danced in the 21st century.

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo.
March 2015

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The Queer Tango Book – Ideas, Images and Inspiration in the 21st Century.
Edited by Birthe Havmoeller, Ray Batchelor and Olaya Aramo
Published by Queertangobook.org, March 2015
Ebook and PDF
ISBN 978-87-998024-0-1 (HTML)

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