Vantango Newsletter November 2015
By Claude & Hazel
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/
- 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 – 13. http://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.”
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