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Agenda updated February 12
Practise time  shorter than 2 hours is regarded an extension of classes and is not listed.

February 13, Saturday

 
Tango salons:

Amersfoort, Salon Underground, 20:00-02:00, DJ Arthur (Traditional tango/Neo-Non tango: 70/30), € 8. Venue: De Danswerkplaats, Oude Fabrieksstraat 20.
Organised by Tangoschool El Tanguero, Arthur Abel, 0644632263, www.tangodj.nl

Amsterdam, Tinta Roja open practica, 17:00 - 20:00, Music: traditonal, price: free or volunteer contribution, Batjanstraat 68 (400 mtrs east of Muiderpoortstation). contact: Lucas, lucasmalec@hotmail.com

Amsterdam Milonga Lounge - Valentine edition, Borgerstraat 112.
19.00 - 20.15 / 20.15 - 21.30: Workshops by Edwin & Alexa (Buenos Aires,  (in seperate room) See website.
20.00 - 03.00 (10 euro). Milonga in large room, traditional music, other room 'valentine'. Dresscode: something red will be appreciated.
Show by Edwin & Alexa (Buenos Aires, Sub champs mundial Buenos Aires 2014, www.milongalounge.nl

Antwerpen (Belgium), salon El Centro, 20:00-01:00, DJ Rudy, € 7, Lange Lozanastraat 16. Come to the bar to get a card for the gratis parking around the corner (Sanderusstraat).
Org by Rudy and Vera 0032495261755.

Brussels (Belgium), Salon La Maison du Peuple (Volkshuis), 20:00 - 01.15, DJ Jens-Ingo, entrance € 7,50.
37 Parvis de Saint Gilles (1060 Bruxelles). Organised by Gisela & Sergio, www.giselaysergio.com

Den Haag / The Hague, Tango Centro, Neotango Tripping Salon, 21.30-01:00, €6, Lange Poten 27. Info: www.tangocentro.nl

Den Haag /The Hague, salon Tango Mooov, 21:30 - 02:00, € 5 music: traditional, normally DJ Lucas. Venue: MOOOV, Binckhorstlaan 135 (2516 BA). Free parking.
Organised by Chantal & Fred. www.tangomooovs.nl

Leiden, salon de Winterlelie, 15:00-19:00, Tenth Anniversary Live music by Nuevo Nocturna. DJ PeLe. Tango clothes shop.
Different venue: Leids Danscentrum, Lammenschansweg 134 A. info: www.dependans.nl

Maastricht, Tangocafé, 21.00-01.00, € 4, De Soos, Pastoor Kribsweg 14.
Organised by Stichting Tango Maastricht, 06-54748123.

Rotterdam, Milonga 't Klooster, DJ Carlos, 20:30-01:00, € 6,50, Het Klooster, Hammerstraat 63.
Always a workshop at 19.30 hrs. Info: see webpage Carlos and Mirella, +31618502926.

Utrecht, Club Bohemia, salon, traditional DJ el Irresistible, 21:00 - 02:00 (or later), € 6, Studio Cielito, Mariendaalstraat 14 (Free parking).
Organised by Isolde, Bas, Almar and Elisa, Info: www.clubbohemia.eu

Nijmegen, Milonga La Cathédrale, 16.00 - 23.00, DJ 'Le Derny'. Entrance € 8,50. Veg. meal € 7,50. Patronaat, Van Slichtenhorststraat 81. www.tangopuls.nl/salons/cathedrale


You can't go dance on a pensamiento triste tonight?
Then spend some time on getting in the right mood for tomorrow with todays video,

'Christopher Hedges greatest speech ever made' (55 minutes, worth it).
"We live now in a nation, where docters destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, government destroys freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDgJ0O7NQRc

'The money trail of the 9/11 attacks'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq6VOBRSYsI

Very sad news

Our beloved tanguero José Vazquez, much to early, has passed away, January 16, in a hospital in Puerto Real, near his home in Puerto de Santa Maria, in Andalucíâ, Spain.
José Vazquéz & Anna Yarigo  have been visiting The Netherlands for many years and this news must come as unbelievable and shocking and terribly sad for many of us. José died of cancer.


My sincere condoleances to Anna, José's family and his intimate friends.

Anna is determinded to keep dancing, and organising events as she did with José, like FITA, in Andalucía.
www.facebook.com/José-Vazquez-Anna-Yarigo-89347832372/


Rob Nuijten
The  editor, and admirer of José & Anna, of their dancing and their spirit.

Crowdfunding debut CD 'Danzarin'
Pannonica Quartet


we invite you to support this nice project called "Danzarín", that brings the essence of Tango brings the essence of Tango through the tubes of 4 saxophones.
CLick the website to see what you'll be rewarded with if you donate 10, 20, 25, 50 up to 1000 euro.
You can support the campaign in the following link:
http://vkm.is/danzarinalbum
Pannonica Quartet
www.pannonicaquartet.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or_XiNTWlaQ&hl

Singer/guitarist Marili Machado and duo El Monte

Monday September 28 - 2015, in Amsterdam
An Argentine tango and follore playing trio formed by singer/guitarist Marili Machado and duo El Monte was in Amsterdam for one day.
http://marilimachado.com
Videos

Here you can witness them singing and playing on board of your editors' boat, while on their way to their promotional flash performance in Teatro Munganga.
Photos: one strip of images taken on board.
Videos: Marili_Machado_y_Duo_El_Monte


Orchestra 'Aires de Tango' in Amsterdam

Friday September 25 - 2015, early evening, orchestra 'Aires de Tango' from the Netherlands, played in the cafe of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the old center of the city. Visitors danced to their music.
The UvA plans to have live tango music every last Friday of the month, starting at 17.00 hrs.

Click image for a collage of larger photos
© Photo Rob Nuijten

'De eeuw van Carlos Moreno Amador' genomineerd voor Bronzen Uil

Deze indrukwekkende debuutroman van Onno Wesseling, waarin tangodans een grote rol speelt, moet je in huis- en gelezen hebben, en als dat niet het geval is, dan rep je je naar de winkel.
Dan kan je, net als ik, gemotiveerd, via deze webpagina je stem uitbrengen voor de publieksprijs (Cookies toelaten, anders werkt het niet).
http://hetbetereboek.be/stemformulier

Het boek vind je hier

Rob Nuijten


The Masochism Tango

sung and played by Tom Lehrer (2007)
Video


Blown away by Giampiero & Ariane

Performances
by Giampiero Galdi (Italy) and Ariane Liautaud (France), in Amsterdam, Flavia's milonga, June 8.
Webpage Ariane
Webpage Giampiero
Let me tell you I was blown away by the dances of this these young people from Italy and France. Both dancers showed an enormous technical skill, a wide variety of steps and moves including some I had never seen before, musicality, playfullness, equality. But what would all that be worth without their obvious traits of tenderness and sensuality. The man's careful lead into spectacular steps, the opportunities given to- and appreciated by the lady follower, them always understanding eachothers improvisation with the speed of light, I thought it looked so romantic, and it made me believe this couple had been training together for years.
Wnhen having a little chat with 23 year young Giampiero I however learned that they're not working as a dance couple in that way, but that they just love to dance together at the milongas whenever they bump into eachother, and that their preparation for the performances in The Netherlands consisted of nothing more than practising two times, just before. Well, then I was even more impressed. How come they seem so fine tuned, how come their performance looks like they spend all their time together? "Probably because we had the same teachers" Giampiero said "but I actually do not know so much of whith whom Ariane took her classes".
I'm blown away, as I said. This dance couple that just meets for the occasion gave a show of four dances, one after the other full of complicated sequences, with an ease and a fluidity as if they've been training for years. They have shown their audience what improvisation,  from an italian man and a french woman, when you at least speak the same tango language, can be like: shear pleasure. That's what they expressed, in their dances, as well: "We are having so much fun!" And so was their audience. Thank you, young maestros for your hard work makin the world beautiful, and thanks Flavia for having given us the opportunity to meet them!

Rob Nuijten
The editor of
Torito's Tango Agenda for the Netherlands


Shower & dance

Special request from a few ladies: Men, have a shower and put on a clean shirt, before you invite a lady to tango!


Why leaders get bored with themselves
and what to do about it


by Veronica Toumanova

Well written and wise story that teaches you how to never ever again experience a dull moment in you tango dancing!
Click this link


'De eeuw van Carlos Moreno Amador'
Debuutroman van Onno Wesseling
380 paginas. ISBN 978-90-445-2821-3, uitgeverij De Geus

Het is alsof ik een film gezien heb. Een meeslepend epos over meerdere generaties, met elkaar verbonden door de vermaledijde, maldito tango en de ellende veroorzaakt door armoede, bedrog, uitbuiting, onwetendheid, onbetouwbare beloften, en oorlog. En het leed dat mensen met een overgecompenseerd minderwaardigheidscomplex aan anderen kunnen toebrengen. Ik heb het over de debuutroman van Onno Wesseling, getiteld 'De eeuw van Carlos Moreno Amador'. Gebeuren er óók nog mooie dingen, of is het enkel maar ellende? Jawel, want er zijn altijd mensen die voldoende liefde in zich dragen om compassie te hebben met degenen die zich vergisten, of door een teveel aan tegenslagen gedreven werden tot daden waarvan zij als kind nog meenden dat zij zich daartoe nooit zouden verlagen.
Een van de meest gruwelijke dingen van een oorlog is misschien dat de vijand niet atijd zo duidelijk te onderscheiden is, als ware hij immer een soldaat gekleed in een buitenlands uniform. Het zijn de landgenoten, buurtgenoten, buren, en soms zelfs huisgenoten of familieleden, die zich ontpoppen tot een levensbedreigende opponent, die het leed onverdraaglijk maken. Om daarna niét zodanig om te zien in wrok, dat het je leven vergalt, kost zoveel tijd, dat niet iedereen dat in zijn leven nog haalt. Moest ik vorige week aan scenes van de show 'Otango' denken, afgelopen dagen zag ik fragmenten van de film 'Elle s'appelait Sarah' voor me. Niet alleen vanwege de verschrikkingen van de tweede wereldoorlog, maar óók omdat dit verhaal zich eveneens over meerdere generaties en werelddelen uitstrekt en de mensen in het verleden moeten graven om het heden te begrijpen.
Wesseling bespeelt je verwachtingen en weet je daarom toch telkens weer te verrassen. Zo is dat, in mijn beleving althans, óók met muziek. Het is misschien fijn, als het een betrouwbare lijn volgt  die enigzins in de verwachting ligt, maar het wordt pas oorstrelend en tot een genot, wanneer ons telkens een verrassing wacht, die zó mooi op het voorgaande past, dat je weet, dat dát het is wat slechts een kunstenaar eraan kon toevoegen.

Rob Nuijten
9 maart 2014

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