Category Archives: Vantango Newsletters 2015

Vantango Newsletter December 2015

Vantango Newsletter December 2015
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel
www.genaroesposito.com

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros
We want to wish you all a happy and above all a healthy New Year for 2016.

Events in Vancouver
And we hope to dance into the New Year with some of you at NewYear_tiny_picNew Year’s Eve Milonga at 2155 Commercial Drive, hosted by Elizabeth – a celebratory evening of Argentine Tango with traditional tango music from the Golden Age by DJ, Michael.

Then January 22 – 24, Gabriela is bringing Claudio and Virginia to give workshops in tango and also Argentine folklore dances. And yes there will be a Gala on Saturday, January 23. All the details are on Gabriela’s website.claudio-virginia_newsletter

Upcoming Shows
Tango Caliente – The Soul of the Tango is coming to the Orpheum Theater Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6. Bandoneonist Hector del Curto will play with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In the past, he has played with the greats: Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese. There will be dance performances by Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, who now live in Seattle, and also Mario Consiglieri and Anabella Diaz-Hojman from Seattle and Buenos Aires. For information and tickets, click here.

And in the Benaroya Hall, Seattle, there will be one performance of Forever Tango on Sunday, January 17 at 4 pm.

Looking ahead, Che MalamboChe Malambo Performance - Vancouveris coming to Vancouver’s Vogue Theater on Friday, May 20, showcasing the electrifying percussive music and dance in the Argentine gaucho tradition. If you’ve never seen Malambo, this is your chance.

Regional Events

  • In Seattle, Maximiliano Alvarado and Paloma Berrios will give workshops Jan. 28 – Feb. 1. We’ve taken classes with them several times in San Miguel de Allende and really enjoyed their teaching. 
  • Portland’s ValenTango Feb. 10 – 15, 2016.  There are some great teachers this year. If you intend to go, now is the time to check if there are still rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel at the tango discount price.
  • We’ve never danced in Denver, Colorado but we hear it’s similar to Portland, so, if you can, you might want to check out the NaturalTango Festival hosted by Nick Jones April 21 – 24. Again there are some great teachers, including Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne.

May we dance into 2016 !

Claude and Hazel

 

Vantango Newsletter November 2015

Vantango Newsletter November 2015
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel
www.genaroesposito.com

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros
Now is the perfect weather for tango so just to let you know about some events coming soon…

Events in Vancouver

 New Year’s Eve Milonga Dec. 31, 2015  at 2155 Commercial Dr, near the Broadway Skytrain Station.  Early bird pricing in effect till Nov. 28.  Come and join Elizabeth for a celebratory evening of Argentine Tango with traditional tango music from the golden age.   A great way to welcome in 2016 with friends and tango. https://www.facebook.com/events/1070444379641513/

Tango New Year's Eve 2015

Regional Events

  • In Seattle, one of our first and most favourite teachers, Eduardo Saucedo, will give aTango Boot Camp with Michelle Badion at US Thanksgiving Nov 27 – 29.  And on Dec 5, there will be a milonga and show, La Mirada, at the classy Verve Ballroom in Lynnwood http://www.michellebadion.com/p/performances.html
  • The great Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne are coming to Seattle to give a special 3 day seminarDec 11 – 13http://www.tango-experts.com/gustavogiselle/
  • Looking ahead, there will be the SeattleTango Marathon March 4 – 6, 2016 http://www.com/home
  • Portland’s ValenTangoFeb 10 – 15, 2016.  There are some great teachers this year http://valentango.us/
  • In Buenos Aires, CITA 2016, the most importanttango event in the world.  What an incredible line up of teachers.  We went there in 2011 and it’s quite an experience. http://en.tangopal.com/cita.event  The organizer, Fabian Salas, has been declaredOutstanding Personality of Culture of the City of La Plata, Buenos Aires.  Here is part of his speech:

“I want to tell a story that began in 1980. In Argentina, it was the era of de facto government and my parents decided, with good sense I suppose, to send me to study for a year to the United States as an exchange student.

At the airport, before boarding the plane, my dad handed me a cassette of instrumental tango. He later could not remember this but, at the time, he said it was for me to stay in touch with my roots, my affections, with my culture.

It was that simple fact. And even though I started dancing seven years later in 1987, that day in 1980 the tango became something fundamental in my life. Tango gave me everything – a job, my friends, travel and my wife, Lola Díaz.”

Outstanding Personality of Culture of the City of La Plata, Buenos Aires

This and That

  • Some of youwill have already seen this article Building a Tango Community from Clay Nelson.  Food for thought and discussionhttp://tangoclay.us/building-a-tango-community/

May we all dance again !

Claude and Hazel

Vantango Newsletter April 2015

Vantango Newsletter April 2015
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel
www.genaroesposito.com

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros

Just to let you know about all the lovely tango events coming soon…

Events in Vancouver

  • Vanya and Georgi are hosting the Vancouver Tango Fiesta with 2012 Tango Salon Champions Paola Sanz & Facundo de la Cruz May 6 – 12. For the full program of Workshops, Practicas and Milongashttps://www.facebook.com/events/656203704505119/
  • Gabriela is bringing back Guillermo Salvat & Silvia Grynt for workshops and a Gala May 22 – 25.  The program is ready at http://www.bctango.com/
Regional Events
  • BurningTango will be held June 26 – 28 in the beautiful village of McCloud, Cal, on the south slope of Mt Shasta. A temporary cap of 125 has been reached for Follows but you can still register as a Lead or Couple. To add to your tango vacation, there are lots of recreational activities nearby.  http://burningtango.us/
  • Seattle’s TangoMagic features Maestros Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido and Virgina Pandolfi and Jonatan Aguero. July 9 – 13. Early bird pricing for Festival Passes, Milonga Passes and Workshop Passes in effect till July 1http://www.seattletangomagic.com/
  • And it’s early days for Portland’s ValenTango Feb 10 – 15, 2016 – unless you want a room at the DoubleTree Hotel.  They get booked up pretty quickly http://valentango.us/

Happy Tangos!
Claude and Hazel

Vantango Newsletter February 2015

Vantango Newsletter February 2015
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel
www.genaroesposito.com

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros
Thank you to our all the local organizers for our Vancouver milongas, practicas and classes.  As well, here are some extra events coming up here and in the region.

Santiago and Deborah are once again hosting Cynty and Toto to give workshops this week.  Check out the program http://santiagodeborah.com/?page_id=26

Only 10 days till the 18th Valentango in Portland Feb 18 – 23 hosted by Clay Nelson.  Great instructors, many from Buenos Aires, the best DJs, practicas and just lots and lots of dancing.  This Wednesday Feb 11 is the last date for the discount for registration http://valentango.us/


In Seattle March 13 – 15 Tony and Ilana are bringing the most elegant Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno to give workshopshttp://www.seattletango.com/workshop/workshop.htm#ce

And the following weekend March 20 – 22 is the Seattle Tango Marathon. Nothing but dancing!! This will be role-balanced and limited so you will need to get your ticket in advance. http://www.seattletangomarathon.com/

Visit charming Port Townsend and their friendly tango community for a weekend Tango Retreat at the historic, possibly haunted. Manresa Castle April 17 – 19 http://cliffcoulter.wix.com/manresa-castle

Right here in Vancouver – Gabriela is bringing back Guillermo Salvat and Silvia Grynt for workshops and a Gala May 22 – 26.  Watch for more info http://www.bctango.com/

Seattle’s Tango Magic is a go again for this year with Maestros Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido and Virgina Pandolfi and Jonatan Aguero. Dancing at the Salmon Bake Milonga while the sun sets over Lake Washington is unforgettable. July 9 – 13http://www.seattletangomagic.com/

Happy Tangos!

Claude and Hazel