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Vantango Newsletter September 2013

 

Vantango Newsletter September 2013

Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel
www.genaroesposito.com

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros!

It looks like this summer will keep smiling on us for a while and the outdoor milonga on Granville Street looks appealing. It’s on for two more Saturdays Aug 17 and Aug 24 organized by Semiral, Pimon and Jud. All the info is at http://www.vancouvertango.com/

Special Events in Vancouver
We have a tango feast waiting for us over the next few weeks with sparkling evenings and many of our favourite teachers returning to Vancouver.

On August 31 there will be live music at Academie Duello with Ruth Vincenzo from Buenos Aires and lesson by Sara Thomsen http://www.vancouvertango.com/live-tango-milonga.html

Cynty and Toto are back in town for the next two weeks giving intensive tango and folklore workshops at La Lunita, Nadia’s and I think Tatiana’s as well. Watch for notices and also info at http://santiagodeborah.com/?page_id=26

If that isn’t enough, Luciano Brigante and Alejandra Orozco are returning hosted by Monica and Gabriel. They will give a workshop before the milonga on August 29 at Libertango, and since this will be our last evening as stand in hosts for Monica and Gabriel, we are looking forward to learning with them. Luciano and Alejandra are staying through till September 18 and this time they will be accompanied by Argentine guitarist Damian Tuso. More info to come http://www.argentinetangolab.com/

And of course September 26 – 29, Gabriela is hosting the magnificent Vancouver Fall 2013 Tango and Folklore Festival Gabriela is bringing back Vancouver’s darling, Miriam Larici and the stylish Leonardo Barrionuevo, together with the unique folklore and tango duo, Claudio Otero and Elizabeth Roccella. And the superb Alejandro Ziegler Quartet will also be here again. Don’t miss the theater show for one night only. Full schedule coming soon at http://www.bctango.com/

Regional Events
Spend Labour Day weekend at Rebecca’s Tango Life and workshops with the incomparable Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas from Buenos Aires https://www.facebook.com/events/162129377307955/

And in Seattle September 13 – 15 Tango Pierrot presents Virgo Sacrifice, a Mini-Marathon weekend. http://www.tangopierrot.com/events/

As many of you already know, Clay Nelson has handed over the organization of the October Portland TangoFest to a small group of the local organizers. But never fear it will take place October 9 – 14 and will be as wonderful as ever. The full program is all ready for you at http://portlandtangofest.com/

Events Elsewhere
Las Vegas Red Carpet Tango Festival takes place Oct 10 – 13 featuring a Homenaje Centenario to Anibal Troilo. The instructors include Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes, Jorge Torres and Maria Blanco, Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion http://www.redcarpettangofestival.com/

Our Tangueros and Tangueras
Mark your calendars for the Passionate Embrace Milonga on the evening of Sunday, September 29th. This one-time milonga is being put together to celebrate the publication of local tanguera Sandra Vander Schaaf’s book, Passionate Embrace: Faith, Flesh, Tango. The book is set in Vancouver’s own tango community and tells the story of how Argentine Tango inspired a fresh understanding of body and soul. The event is a book launch and milonga, with DJ Vince Lam. All are welcome.

Now we would like to offer our very own Homenaje to John Sanders. Some of you may not know John well because he moved to Victoria to be closer to his family. Nevertheless we have John to thank for maintaining the tango list and the website http://www.allvancouvertango.com/ We can always be sure to have the latest information available. And it’s thanks to this website that so many dancers visiting from all over the world find our local milongas so that we can enjoy meeting and dancing with them. John comes over to dance in Vancouver fairly often so be sure to say hi. Thank you again, John.

And our favourite milonga, La Tangueria Esposito, now organized by Clarry Smits and Elizabeth Hudgins, has a new website http://latangueriaesposito.com/ complete with a tango calendar. And you can always find the latest newsletter there to refer to through the month.

See you on the dance floor very soon
Claude and Hazel


Vantango Newsletter July/August 2013

Vantango Newsletter July/August 2013
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel
www.genaroesposito.com

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros!

Milongas in Vancouver

First of all, thank you all for sharing in the 15th Anniversary of La Tangueria Esposito.  And thank you to Wendy and Lucio for hosting for the last 4 years, always with the help of Benji. Now they have passed the torch to Clarry and this last Tuesday was a great evening. Adrienne and Steven and Mike took some great photos which are on Facebook and I’m sure the group shot will soon be added to the Photo Gallery on the website.

And again thanks to Wendy for hosting the Wednesday Praxis with the help of her team – can it possibly be 10 years already? Vince and Adrienne will take over the Practica making sure we all still have an opportunity to practise and perfect what we learn. http://tangopraxis.ca/

In case any of the milongas take a break over the summer, please check the Calendar page on http://www.allvancouvertango.com/

The ever popular Granville Island outdoor milonga will be Saturday July 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm and the Granville Street outdoor milonga will take place on the four Saturdays in August. http://www.javamilonga.com/

Special Events in Vancouver

This weekend Vancouver’s favourites Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo will be here to give workshops and of course there will be a Gala.  Gabriela has the full program on her website http://www.bctango.com/  Fernanda and Guillermo are very much in demand so take advantage of the opportunity to study with them.

A new summer event is starting in Sidney-by-the-Sea on Vancouver Island. Every Saturday afternoon there will be dancing in the bandshell at Beacon Park Pavilion with visiting DJ’s; check out the list.  It sounds lovely and to avoid the cost of the ferry, you can head over there without a car and take the bus to Sidney – I think #72 but check with the organizers. We’re told the Pacific Buffet on the ferry is very good.  http://www.tangopacifico.com/

Regional Events

If you enjoyed classes with Cynthia and Toto, they will be teaching in Seattle this weekend http://www.tangopacifico.com/

Seattle’s TangoMagic will be next weekend July 11 – 15.  5 days and nights full of tango!  With Master classes with Pablo Inza and Mariana Dragone – pre-registration required.  Workshops also by Alex Krebs and Oscar Casas & Anna Miguel. This is a chance to be part of a large festival without travelling too far.  This Thursday July 4 is the last day for the discount price for passes. Make sure you check the website for venues and last minute info http://seattletangomagic.com/index.htm

For those of you who adore alternative music, there will be an Alt Tango weekend in Portland the weekend of August 30 to be held at Tango Berretin.  Check for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/190884407734600/

Events Elsewhere

Sorry for the short notice but July 11 – 14 Horacio Godoy will give workshops at the Toronto Tango Experience.  This is the first time Horacio will teach in Canada. We remember taking a very memorable musicality class with him in Buenos Aires.  http://www.torontotangoexperience.com/

And the Festival International de Tango is in Montreal August 11 – 13 http://www.fitm.ca/#/en/home

Let’s enjoy some hot sizzling tango in the summer!
Claude and Hazel

Mr. & Mrs. Tango 2011

mrtango

Soi and Fran Isomura ” Milonguerus Emeriti “

During our fund-raiser milonga, Dec 6th 2011,  we were honoured to pay a tribute to our long time friends and ‘ageless milongueros’
Soi & Fran Isomura  for their passion, dedication and avid participation in our tango community events.