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A piece of tango history

On Saturday November 19 my partner and I will head out to a milonga we have been going to for 15 years - ever since we began our tango journey. It is the only milonga in Sydney to have continued in the same venue it has always had - one of the best dance floors in town. Organised by the son of the founder, together with his wife and a friend it is known as Tango Entre Amigos Marrickville milonga!
We don't attend as many milongas as we used to, some of our friends are no longer with us, and some have given up tango for other things. Our life is busier than it has been for many years, but we do
make time to go to this night of dancing.
This Saturday, together with the music of DJ Fabian Conca, we will have the pleasure of dancing to the music of the Orquesta 'La Luna', a new tango orchestra established by some of Sydney's most experienced and talented tango musicians.
A wonderful way to celebrate 15 years of tango! Tango Entre Amigos Saturday milonga,
Marrickville Hard…

The Australian Tango Scene October 2016

Usually I post this newsletter on a separate page, but I am posting it here because I hope more people will read it. There is so much happening!!

Music and musicians, dancers and teachers - October Tango Australia newsView this email in your browserDear Angelina

The lead up to Christmas in Australia is an exciting one for tango dancers - and lovers of tango music.
Tàngalo, Sydney's tango quintet and sometime orquesta tipica, has an exciting and inviting program of performances with visiting bandoneonista Nestor Vaz (pictured), this October.
As well Sydney's latest tango band, Orquesta La Luna which has been wowing dancers and audiences since their first performance at the SydneyTango milonga at Bexley RSL in July will be at Sydney milongas in the coming months. Their faithful interpretations of the music beloved by dancers, together with their passionate, professional performances have already given them a strong following.  An interview with Daniel Rojas-Gonzales on SydneyTang…

Winners Salon Tango at the Buenos Aires Mundial de Tango 2016

Cristian Paloma and Melisa Sacchi, who last year reached the finals of the Stage Section. All those who think they are dancing Salon Tango and kick their heels above their knee please take note!!

Carlos Gavito homage at Milongueando in BA

A homage to Carlos Gavito will be the focus of the Encuentro Milonguero, Milongueando in Buenos Aires in 2016. Gavito was born in 1942 and by the time of his death in 2005 had become a tango legend. He worked with Juan Carlos Copes, but it was his role in the travelling show 'Forever Tango' that brought him to the world's attention. In this video he dances with Maria Plazaola who is one of the organisers and teachers at Milongueando.

Spring into Australian Tango Festivals in 2016

Three tango festivals and a tango encuentro will give Australian tango dancers plenty of choice as we move into the southern hemisphere's Spring.
Byron Bay Tango Festival 2nd-4th September Beginning in early September the Byron Bay Tango Festival will return after 6 years with  with Nick Jones and Diana Cruz from Natural Tango in Denver, Colorado.   All events take place at the Community Centre, right in the heart of beautiful Byron Bay, known for its alternative and beach lifestyle. The core of the festival will be the “immersion”class, guided by the master teachers
Melbourne Festival Argentino 22-25 September World Tango Champions Daniel Nacucchio and Cristina Sosa will return to Australia this year for a new Melbourne Festival. Together with tango legends Fabian Solas and Lola Diaz they will spearhead a weekend of celebration of the Argentine culture. Melbourne teacher and former Australian stage tango champion Fabio Robles will prod…

Tango Fire returns

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires will tour Australia this winter. Led by German Cornejo and his partner Gisela Galeassi (who has visited Australia 3 times in the past with her former partner) the cast includes four world class couples and the band Quarteto Feugo with vocals by Jesus Hidalgo. You can read more about the company and where to book for your city here.

WA: Regal Theatre 28-31 July
NSW: Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay 3-7 August
Vic: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne 10-14 August
SA: Her Majesty's Theatre 16 to 18 August
ACT: Canberra Theatre 21 August
Qld: Lyric Theatre, QPAC 23-24 August

May Tango...

Check out the May newsletter for news on local and international tango events... and some great gigs coming up. Not to be missed the performance this Sunday at Camelot Lounge in Marrickville with Orquesta Tipica Tangalo! This is a fabulous group of young people with a passion for playing tango music with all the nuances of the great tango orchestras of Argentina and Uruguay. Their music is for dancing as well as listening. If you haven't heard them before, you are in Sydney and you can tear yourself away from your Mother's Day lunch, this is a special treat.