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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 10:23 pm 
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<B>Locals discover 'sensuous' tango</B> <BR>Four local dancers form a nonprofit group make an effort to support the growth of Argentine Tango in the Finger Lakes. By JULIE SHERWOOD/Messenger Post (NY) <P> <BR> <P>GENEVA - In a world of canned music and e-mail conversations, some are discovering the joys of Latin rhythm and close embrace. <P>Argentine tango, a dance that originated in the bars and cafés of 19th century Buenos Aires - a city more than 5,400 miles from here - is gripping some local residents through the newly formed Finger Lakes Argentine Tango Society. <P>"It's a wonderful kind of dance," said teacher Barbara Gladstein. "It's passionate, emotional. The beat is like a heartbeat."<P>"It's sensuous," said Joanne Squires, as she and her husband, Bill, took a short break during Friday's lesson. <P><A HREF="http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=4179825&BRD=1886&PAG=461&dept_id=113706&rfi=6" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited May 20, 2002).]


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:57 am 
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VICTOR SWOBODA - Montreal Gazette, July 13, 2002:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Teaching the world to tango<BR>Buenos Aires duo takes us through steps of Argentine dance, which keeps gaining in popularity</B><P>Aurora Lúbiz and Jorge Firpo, two prominent figures behind Argentina's tango "renaissance," are in Montreal to teach, to perform, and to promote the first World Tango Festival in Buenos Aires this October.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>[url=http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/story.asp?id={A98C00F6-7958-46C2-B1EB-CDDE596274B0}]<B>more...</B>[/url]


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:39 am 
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Strictly dancefloor

How two bored DJs turned clubbers on to tango


Dom Phillips
The Guardian

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It may be a quiet Monday night in Paris, but Gotan Project have managed to find a party. Not just any party, but a fabulously ornate film launch for a musical comedy called Filles Perdues, Cheveux Gras (Lost Girls, Greasy Hair) in a theatrical museum decorated with Victorian mannequins, costumes and masks. Two members of Gotan Project - Christoph Müller, 35, and Philippe Cohen Solal, 41 - loiter, unperturbed, as a crowd of trendy Parisians throw flamboyant dancefloor shapes.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:18 pm 
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On Tiempo de Tango in The Washington Post:

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Tango demands more from the heart and soul than it does from the legs and feet. That doesn't mean that fiery footwork, lusciously deep lunges and sensual leg wraps around a partner's hips or shins don't count. The flash and pyrotechnics known to leave scorch marks on dance floors render the tango a hotblooded concoction of swirling sensuality. But more than steps, tango requires drama: a duality of passion and pain, love and loneliness, anxiety and acceptance. Saturday evening at Dance Place, local tango dancers Susan Reynolds and Tino Bastidas, with their newly formed eight-member troupe, Tiempo de Tango, found the drama but not always the fire.
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Diverse clientele want to tango
Utica teacher hopes Latin dance will flourish in Metro Detroit
By Lisa Martino / The Detroit News

UTICA -- Some people paint, others write. But Lori Burton uses dance to communicate.

Burton, owner of Argentine Tango Detroit, shares her love of the Tango with people in her studio

on Auburn Road in Utica. Her studio has hosted at least 400 students since it opened two years

ago.

Although she has been dancing since she was 3 -- studying tap, ballet and ballroom and performing

as part of the Detroit Ballet Society, Burton discovered tango as an adult through a ballroom

dance partner.

"I fell in love with it. It's a spiritual feeling for me," she said of the dance style. "It can

be everything from a very easy social dance to an elaborate stage dance."

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Tango Buenos Aires dances into The Golden Age
By NANCY STETSON for The Naples Daily News (that's Florida not Italy, by the way)

Tango Buenos Aires presented "The Golden Age of Tango" at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Monday night, and, from the looks of it, the golden age of tango is now.

This Argentinean dance troupe captivated the audience with moves that were simultaneously precisionlike and sensual.

Machine gun rapid-fire steps blended with graceful twirls, with the dancers performing such intricate intertwined steps you thought that surely by the end of the dance, they would have somehow exchanged limbs or be left with corkscrew legs like a Saturday morning cartoon character. Their steps were so complex and so fluid I wished dance had instant replay, so I could see the moves performed again, in slow motion.

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A Hot Time At the Thalia With the Tango
By Corey Takahashi for Newsday

It has been a cold few weeks - though less so at Thalia Spanish Theatre, where a storefront performance space has turned into a cauldron of Argentinean tango. From the dead of winter through the beginning of spring, tango's century-old history unfolds in the new musical "La Vida es Tango" ("Life's Tango"), a work whose plot is literally plucked from tango lyrics, including classics such as the 1920s tune "Old Times."

"That was the tango that inspired me," says artistic director Angel Gil Orrios of the song, whose lyrics detail the tangled love triangle of "the blond Mireya," "the handsome Rivera" and an unnamed upper-class law student. The show, filled with garish fashions and snappy steps, is history-rich entertainment, an initiation into a music and dance style whose origins share more with the streets than the stage. "The tango went into the bordellos," Gil Orrios says. "At the very beginning of the tango, even the pope protested."

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Tango comes to Boston next weekend.

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Tango's ambassadors bring signature style of Buenos Aires to town

By Christine Temin, Globe Staff, 2/9/2003

The tango was born in the late 19th-century tenements, slums, and brothels of Buenos Aires. With those origins came a certain allure: The tango was identified with machismo, street fights, duets with men in tight pants and women in slit skirts, coiling so tightly around each other that nary a thread of light shone between them.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2003 12:04 pm 
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It's in again:

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A Downer of a Dance, the Tango Is In Again

By LARRY ROHTER, NY Times

BUENOS AIRES, March 7 — Every Argentine knows that when you're depressed there is nothing like a well-played tango to make you even more morose. So just imagine the effect of a nine-day tango festival that features dozens of free concerts as well as photo exhibitions, dance classes and what is billed as the first world championship for tango dancers. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/08/arts/dance/08TANG.html target=_blank>more</a>


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Tourists tango to Argentina
By Bill Cormier for ASSOCIATED PRESS


BUENOS AIRES — Nicolas Patti expected a few dozen visitors for his walking tour of the Buenos Aires haunts where the legendary tango began more than a century ago. Top Stories

Instead, a crush of more than 300 Japanese, American, British and other tourists, many shouting and shoving, surged into the Grand Cafe Tortoni here, pushing their way past startled waiters serving afternoon tea.

"Wow, this is the first time we've done this tour, and we're being overrun," Mr. Patti said. "We knew people like the tango but never expected this."

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Tango experts to keep beat on Dover, Delaware's Schwartz Center stage
The Schwartz Center for the Arts' presentation of "TangoKinesis" includes skilled dancers from Argentina moving across the stage with classic tango moves. By Heather Dunnaville for Dover NewsZap (Delaware)

DOVER - "Hot" is how James Casey, executive director of the Schwartz Center for the Arts, describes the upcoming performance "TangoKinesis" at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the center.

Choreographed by Ana Maria Stekelman, dancers from Argentina will take the Schwartz Center stage to perform the energetic show that showcases every variation of the tango's signature moves - kicks, spins, stamps and backbends.

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Robert Duvall's "Assassination Tango" is opening in Los Angeles and New York City:

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Hollywood is still in the grasp of the tango
Andre Chautard, LA Times

Ever since Rudolph Valentino strutted onto the screen in 1921's "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," Hollywood has been entranced by the tango, with actors from Fred Astaire to Arnold Schwarzenegger having taken the tangled dance for a spin. In the last two years, the tango has figured prominently into "Frida," "Chicago" and "Moulin Rouge," as well as the upcoming "The Guys." Some directors have become so transfixed by the dance that they have constructed entire movies around it, like Sally Potter's "The Tango Lesson" (1997) and Carlos Saura's Oscar-nominated "Tango" (1998).

The latest director to become as captivated is Robert Duvall, who wrote, directed, co-produced and stars -- as well as dances -- in "Assassination Tango," opening Friday in Los Angeles and New York before expanding to other cities.
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Tango, a Good Excuse to Step Lively
By Nicole M. Miller for The Washington Post

Couples dance around the room, some pressed close together, others keeping a little distance. Each moves at a different pace, interpreting the music's rhythm in its own way. There's no rose in the teeth, no room completely filled with synchronized motion, but this is tango nonetheless -- the Argentine tango.

Like contredanse or swing dancing, Argentine tango is about packing a room full of people, cranking up the volume and letting loose. In the language of tango, these kinds of sessions are called milongas.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:15 am 
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Just in case you decide that you too want to join the large number of choreographers who use Piazzolla's music:

Piazzolla: Tangazo; Tres Movimientos Tangusticos Portenos; Milonga del Angel; Sinfonietta: Wurttemberg Philharmonic Reutlingen/Castagna
A new Chandos recording reviewed by Andrew Clements for The Guardian


Since the death of Astor Piazzolla in 1992, the popularity of his music has increased exponentially, and his works continue to appear on disc in countless arrangements for all manner of instrumental forces.

This recognition of the very special talent of one of the finest composers to have emerged from Latin America is well deserved - Piazzolla's melodic and harmonic gifts have an expressive potency all their own - but the way in which this burgeoning popularity has sometimes ridden rough-shod over the fine distinctions within his output is less welcome.

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Tango marathon - a different beat
By Rodolfo A. Windhausen From UPI

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- When Belgian-born Anne-Sophie Ville and her Russian friend Liz Borodkin came up a year ago with the idea of organizing a three-day tango marathon in Washington, they were far from imagining that it would end up attracting around 500 dancers during a time the war in Iraq seemed to be catching everybody's attention.

This past weekend, the Second Washington D.C. Tango Marathon, held at several different venues in the metropolitan area, turned out to be a total success. Dozens of couples signed up for an exhausting schedule of classes taught by both local and foreign tango teachers, and then crowded the dance halls for the "milongas," as tango fans call their late dance evenings.

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