I was really excited when I started watching the 2017 Stage Tango World Championship finals, because at the end of the semi finals we had a European couple in the lead. Right now I am teaching in Italy, and it would be amazing to celebrate the first European victory with Italians. This is huge! The Argentinians are incredibly talented and very proud of their Stage Tango prowess in Buenos Aires. Well, we are not surprised at all. There are many avenues to improve stage skills in Argentina, theaters, street dancing, dinner shows… So the question before the finale was:...Read More
The final of the 2017 Tango de Pista World Championship was transmitted online. If you missed it… then you could be sad and happy in the same time. The online transmission was a bit hard to enjoy as they were changing the cameraview all the time during the competition. Regional competitions 88 couples qualified from the 417 couples to the semifinal and 38 couple qualified from the 119 couples to the final. If you carefully check the numbers you can spot out that there are some strange correlations. How could happen that 88 couples got through the preliminary, but...Read More
Movies all tanguer@s should watch or at least know about! The following article briefly summarizes movies dealing with argentine tango from 1921. Due to the amount of movies associated with tango, the least important ones are omitted, such as “Tango” from 1933 with Libertad Lamarque, Pepe Arias Tita Merello; or the Norwegian “Soldier of Orange” from 1977. Hope you’ll enjoy the movies! :) Part I. : 1921 – 1992 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1921 Director: Rex Ingram Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Julio Desnoyers), Alice Terry (Marguerite Lurier), Pomeroy Cannon (Madariaga, the Centaur) Plot: Argentine landowner Julio Madariaga treats...Read More
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