Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Club Sin Rumbo. The Cathedral of Tango

The video collector Anton Gazenbeek opens his archive of rare footage (over 1000 videos, included the recently Juan Carlos Copes' career donation) about Argentine Tango dance to show a fascinating inside look at what really goes on in a Buenos Aires "barrio" or neighborhood milonga.
Rare and never before seen images of the Villa Urquiza milonga Sin Rumbo from the 1980s and early 1990s during tango's rebirth as a social phenomenon. Images of dancers Carmencita Calderon, Maria Nieves, Virulazo and Elvira, La Rusa, Pablo Veron and other legends will be seen.
Club Sin Rumbo milonga is one of the oldest milongas in Buenos Aires. It has 85 years of tango dance history.
This is a lecture not to be missed.

DATE: Thursday, June 14th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

PLACE Chelsea Studios:
151 West 26th street. NYC, NY, 10001

PRICE: Reservation in advance $15. At the door $20
Tango Traveler Members $2 OFF.

CONTACT & RESERVATIONS: (212) 725-1078or (713) 893-1716
Conducted by Anton Gazenbeek: Tango dancer, choreographer & historian

About Anton Gazenbeek: Antón's passion for traditional tango lead him to start collecting all types of photographic and video material related to tango. After nine years, he has put together the largest and most important tango video collection in the world (now with well over 1,000 videos from all time periods). He has written articles for many magazines including those of the Asociación de Maestros, Bailarines y Coreógrafos de Tango Argentino, Explore Dance in the USA, and Tango Danza in Germany. Antón is a highly recognized expert on the show “Tango Argentino” and on the life of Antonio Todaro and is constantly consulted by different types of media including Balletin Dance and El Tangauta to collaborate on articles about those topics. Antón gives lectures on the history of tango with videos from his private collection and has been invited to give lectures together with big tango personalities such as Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Maria Nieves, and Juan Carlos Copes. Recently he gave a presentation for the University of Carnegie Mellon, invited by the Pittsburg Tango Association. He is at the moment writing two books on the origins and evolution of tango and is finishing up two film documentaries filmed entirely on location in Buenos Aires. Juan Carlos Copes recently hired Anton Gazenbeek to compile a book with all Juan Carlos Copes' images career.
He is one of the starts of NYC summer Tango & Film Festival (July 15th to 22nd), where he will present his first book "Tango Argentino Show". The history of the show "who started it all"

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