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It is now winter in Buenos Aires…

August 9, 2017 |

Venice is really hot in summer… and humid.

“It’s OK”, she smiled back.

The black shadow on her cheek was now even bigger. The summer paints strange patterns on the faces of the tangeros who dance in non-air-conditioned venues.

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Tango. Priorities. (Gran valores del Tango)

May 8, 2017 | 2

Tango is a social dance so everybody dance with everybody.  “Intermediate” dancers dance with “intermediate”, “advanced” – with “advanced”.

Recently a friend of mine has written a big post about who is supposed dance with whom but doesn’t  and in … Read More

The Art of a Follower

February 5, 2017 |

To all dear Tangueras! Have you been to a milonga and caught yourself thinking: “I don’t, I feel bored” or “You know, it is the energy in the milonga” or “It really depends on who is going” or “After dancing … Read More

People of tango #13

December 1, 2016 |

Đurđina Šijaković (Belgrade)

If tango was Santa Claus, what would I wish from him in 2017?

First of all, what do you mean by IF?

I would ask for Troilo’s orchestra’s resurrection, all his singers included (if Santa’s stingy, than … Read More

Marta Kossakowska

September 29, 2016 |

We met Marta, a talented photographer and tanguera and bring you the result in this issue. We had a nice chat with her on tango photography. Enjoy it 🙂

Marta is a photographer and a dancer. Which comes first for you?

Dancing … Read More

Tango Isn’t for Everyone

September 29, 2016 |

Guest Author: Karen Kaye

“This post is first published on epiphany blog on 12th September and was very welcomed by tango community and shared by many people. We asked Karen’s approval to share it with gancho readers. Enjoy and let … Read More

Tango, It is a man’s world…too!!!

May 29, 2016 |

Dear Tangueros,

I went around and chatted with a few male friends and students, asking what their biggest challenges are in Tango and what they focus on the most when they are dancing.

Connecting with the follower was at the … Read More

Dancing in the dark

March 22, 2016 |

article by Tango Immigrant (22 June 2015)

Event organiser: “People don’t want light milonga venues. One girl said that if it’s light, everybody will see it if she makes mistakes.”

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Dancing at a milonga never felt scary to … Read More

Tango and pregnancy – a leader’s point of view

January 29, 2016 |

After interviews with two ladies about their experiences with tango while pregnant, a leader told us what changed for him during and after his partner’s pregnancy. The article in the third part of the ”Tango and Pregnancy” series.

Stanimir … Read More

BE LIFE…

August 15, 2015 |

 

“If you dance your life, you dance better” C.Gavito

 

I just came back from Tango Summer Camp in Kolasin, Montenegro. It is for me a Tango Woodstock event, full of tango (lessons, practicas, milongas, concerts, movies, lessons for kids … Read More

Learning to Tango in Buenos Aires

July 15, 2015 | 1

By John Runnette

We were lost in San Telmo, the streets dark, the streetlights dim, but what did we expect? We were looking for ‘real tango dancers’, not a stage show for tourists though tourists was what we were. A … Read More

Dance, dance, otherwise we are all lost*

July 15, 2015 |

*The title is a quote by German choreographer Pina Bausch.

 

Dear reader,

I have always been much more interested in other people’s experiences and thoughts than in my own. I have always been so good at observing others … Read More

Why tango? Because my whole life changed.

February 2, 2015 |

Jiveta Vasileva is a therapist and tango enthusiast. She shared with us her thought on the dance and the people who make it a part of their life.Why tango? I had this dream, a desire to learn how to dance … Read More

“Los Vino” – Embrace, connection, caminar…

February 2, 2015 |

I love „Los vino” (Otros Aires)! I’ve been hooked on it for quite a while now. I mean I had it as a ringtone for a year, I get thrilled at the sound of it, or the sound of anything … Read More

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