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 Post subject: Re: Tango
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:10 am 
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Sensual dance ignites interest even in chilly Midwest

By CHRIS MARTELL
The Wisconsin State Journal
April 17, 2004

Lines of women in slinky black skirts and high heels move across the wooden floor, their right arms reaching up to imaginary partners.

At the opposite end of the small room, rows of men in dancing shoes move toward them, their opposite arms raised, ready to sweep one of the women into a moving embrace.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:52 am 
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Dance inspires camaraderie in its devotees

By REBECCA ROTHBAUM
The Poughkeepsie Journal via Yahoo
April 25, 2004

''Everyone remarks how tango is like a cult,'' said Rob Clark, who a few weeks ago was among those slipping into his dance shoes at the Catamount Cafe in Mount Tremper.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:27 am 
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From the Contra Costa Times,

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Solis takes steps to show the pleasures of tango
THEY COULDN'T get any closer if they tried. Twisting across the dance floor to rhythmic tango music, their legs intertwine, only to miraculously untangle, smoothly and gracefully, over and over again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:35 am 
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More than two to tango

By MARCIA FREIDENREICH
Special to The Miami Herald
June 27, 2004

Florio is hostess for the weekly class. Dorys Pavetti of Miami, a native of Buenos Aires, provides the professional dance instruction. The event is called a milonga, a gathering for those who dance tango.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:44 am 
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Time to tango
From The Shanghai Daily

Chingmay Jo dances to the seductive rhythm of tango music in the arms of Paris-based tango instructor Alfredo Palacios at the club Park 97.
As a dance form in Shanghai, it still has a long way to go. Reporter Emily Steel talks to one woman who is determined to make tango a regular event across the city.

She wants to wear her seductive tango skirts every night of the week. She will only be happy if Shanghai becomes a metropolis where she can dance tango until she wears out the soles of her sparkly red shoes.

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Sí, It Takes Two to Tango: New York and a Festival

By JENNIFER DUNNING
The New York Times
July 23, 2004

Forget about Republicans. Manhattan is officially tango country, starting this weekend and continuing through August. "Forever Tango" and the Fourth Annual NYC Summer Tango Festival begin the invasion this weekend, on Broadway at the Shubert Theater and at indoor and outdoor festival sites throughout the borough. Julio Bocca and his "Boccatango" show follow, opening on Monday at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea.
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Can the Tango Thrive With Add-Ons From Concert Dance and Literature?

by TOBI TOBIAS
the Village Voice

The piece does, indeed, echo the tango's preoccupation with love and its troubles. But, dwelling on the neurotic bickerings typical of contemporary "relationships," it conveys none of the tango's traditional lust for life.
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The tango is so silly it can keep us sane
By Chris Campling for The Times


IT’S BEEN A DODGY few weeks, news-wise. Change and decay in all around we see, just like Uncle Theodore in Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop. So it’s been good to note that the BBC World Service is not just there for the nasty things in life (the series on Slavery Today — Wednesdays at 9.05am — is enough to cause your combined locks to part and stand on end, like quills upon the fretful porpentine).

For the past three Mondays the World Service has been tracing The Routes of Tango. Why? Because in a world of troubles, we all need something profoundly silly to keep us sane. And has there ever been anything quite as scatty as tango? Oh, come on, of course there hasn’t.

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Shall we dance?
Argentina's first dedicated tango hotel and academy promises to turn British dancefloor dunces into racy Latino lovelies in just a few days. For The Sunday Times, Matt Rudd and Harriet Perry checked in for a week of very strictly ballroom.


It must be something in the water. First, the nation goes potty over Strictly Come Dancing. Then, despite its critical panning, everyone goes to see Shall We Dance?, a film about a bored married man (Richard Gere) signing up for dance lessons with his seven-year itch (Jennifer Lopez). There is even talk of making ballroom dancing an Olympic sport, for goodness sake.

Meanwhile, down in Buenos Aires, tango is back. For decades, it's been the preserve of the wrinklies.

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From Kevin Lowenthal in the Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2005/05/09/a_hot_time_for_tango_new_and_old/
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A hot time for tango, new and old
The Auros Group for New Music specializes in adding extra-musical elements to their concerts. Saturday night, with dancers from the Boston Tango Society, Auros showcased the Argentine tango, tracking its journey, akin to that of jazz, from the social underbelly to the concert hall.


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Yes, you’ve been tangoed
From the Bordellos of Buenos Aires to the bars and pubs around Scotland. In The Times, Claire Sawers finds out why the sexy, sultry Argentinian dance is so addictive.


The air is thick with melancholy violins and seductive piano solos. Elegant high-heeled dance shoes glide over the wooden floorboards. A long fishnet-stockinged leg twists flirtatiously in the air. The atmosphere is heating up on the dance floor at the Edinburgh Tango Society but downstairs, in the adjoining bar of Edinburgh’s Blind Poet pub, the regulars are too busy supping pints and playing the pub quiz to notice. Only the sashay of frilled skirts on the stairway and the occasional flushed face at the bar gives away what is going on upstairs.

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 Post subject: Tango on Film
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This sounds like an interesting film. From the SF Chronicle.

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DIVIDED BY CLASS, UNITED IN DANCE
John McMurtrie

Sunday, May 22, 2005

"Mad Hot Ballroom," a warmhearted and often amusing new documentary, follows a number of these students as they learn their complicated steps and strive to win a citywide dance competition. Less a "Rocky"-like story that's all about who wins in the end, the film focuses on children from widely varying backgrounds and shows how dancing can help their self-esteem and perhaps shape their futures. Think "Spellbound" in dancing shoes.

"I like dancing, but it really wasn't a selling point for me with this story," says the film's director, Marilyn Agrelo, on a visit to San Francisco.


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And the Oakland Tribune.

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'Mad Hot Ballroom' kids are strictly adorable
By Barry Caine, STAFF WRITER



KIDS SAY the darnedest things in "Mad Hot Ballroom."

And it's their candid comments — about life on the streets, being boys and girls, winning, losing and competing — that elevate the documentary beyond the ordinariness of its structure and its go-with-the-flow storytelling.

Directed by Marilyn Agrelo, the picture pegs to a New York City ballroom-dance program for fifth-graders.


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And the SJ Mercury News.

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Corny dance movie does have its charms


``Mad Hot Ballroom''

Choosing to inspire rather than illuminate, director Marilyn Agrelo and writer Amy Sewell lean heavily on aw-shucks moments and a structure that will be familiar to sports-movie fans. We see the kids dance and hear them talk disarmingly (and hilariously) about the opposite sex but find out little about their day-to-day lives.

When the principal of a Washington Heights school notes that dancing turned a boy's life around, the comment barely registers because we never got to know the boy.


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From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:
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In tango’s embrace: Learn the world’s most sensual dance at Hub festival
The best explanation of tango, says Vicky Magaletta of the Boston Tango Society, comes from the celebrated Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. “Tango,” she said in her impromptu translation from the original Spanish, “is a horizontal desire carried out vertically.”
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Last summer, the Society cut its teeth on the first-ever Boston Tango Festival. This year the festival is back with not only a proclamation from Mayor Thomas M. Menino making tomorrow “Boston Tango Day,” but five jam-packed days, through Sunday, of classes and performances.

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More on the Boston Tango Festival, from Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe:
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The event features some 60 classes and workshops for dancers of all levels, five milongas (tango parties), a tango/salsa cruise in Boston Harbor, a tango art exhibit, and performances by master dancers from Argentina. Participants are expected from across the country and as far away as Spain, France, and Ecuador.
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