Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dr. Ninah Beliavsky cordially invites you to a


Imagination, Cognition and Language Acquisition:

A Unified Approach to Theory and Practice

  • Dr. Clyde Coreil, Editor-in-Chief
  • Dr. Ninah Beliavsky, Associate Editor

    The Program will include a violin-piano recital by Yuri and Daniel Beliavsky

    and a special performance of Argentine tango by

    Ninah Beliavsky

    Lexa Roséan and Daniel Rafael.

    Saturday, March 29, 2008


    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    St. John’s University

    8000 Utopia Parkway

    Jamaica, NY 11439

    Refreshments will be served

    Admission is Free

    Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures and

    St. John’s College

For More information contact Dr. Ninah Beliavsky

or call 718-990-5262

Saturday, March 22, 2008

PeekaBoo I see YOU

Gayle and I have decided to share this because it is so lovely - at least the moments you can see. Tiger is still in training and at present just cannot resist entering the forbidden zones - in this case - dancing out of camera range. This was our first public tango exhibition. We are dancing to Alma De Bohemio by Pedro Laurenz. March 21 2008 La Belle Epoque Milonga @ Ukranian Restaurant NYC

Lyrics courtesty of
Peregrino y soñador,
quiero mi fantasía
y la loca poesía
que hay en mi corazón!
Lleno de amor y de alegría,
volcaré mi pasion.

Siempre sentí
la dulce ilusión
de estar viviendo
mi pasión.

Si es que no vivo lo que sueño
Yo sueño todo lo que canto,
por eso mi encanto
es el amor.
Mi pobre alma de bohemio
quiero acariciar
y como una flor

Y en mis noches de dolor
a hablar
me voy con las estrellas,
y las cosas más bellas
despierto he de soñar.
Porque les confío a ellas
toda mi sed de amar.

Siempre sentí
la dulce ilusión
de estar viviendo
mi pasión.

Yo busco en los ojos celestes
y en renegridas cabelleras
pasiones sinceras,
dulce emoción.
Y en mi eterna vida errante
llena de ilusión,
yo quiero dar todo
mi corazón.

Traveler and dreamer,
to sing,
I want (to sing) my fantasy
and the mad poetry
that there is in my heart!
Filled with love and joy,
I'll empty out my passion.

I always felt
the sweet illusion
to be living
my passion.

If I don't live what I dream
I dream all that I sing,
that's why my charm
is love.
My poor bohemian soul
I want to caress
and like a flower
permeate with perfume.

And in my nights of pain
to speak
I go (to speak) with the stars,
and the most beautiful things
awake, I'm going to dream
Because I trust in them
all my thirst for love.

I always felt
the sweet illusion
to be living
my passion.

I look for in the light blue eyes
and in black long hairs;
sincere passions,
sweet emotion.
And in my eternal wandering life
filled with illusion,
I want to give all
my heart.

An additional note: While you are watching the empty stage, take notice of the lovely chandeliers. Although they shed light, they are rooted in "nights of pain". It is rumored they were purchased with gold teeth collected from murdered Jews in Ukranian concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Gayle Madeira y Lexa Roséan Performance

Gayle and Lexa's first exhibition.
Unfortunately the tango did not get recorded well and we are out of frame too much to show you -
but here is the milonga.

la Mulateada
di Sarli
Mar 21 2008
La Belle Epoque milonga @ Ukranian Restaurant

Friday, March 21, 2008

Lexa y Gayle Perform at La Belle Epoque Milonga

Lexa and Gayle will be performing Argentine tango at the Ukrainian milonga
When: This Friday, March 21
Where: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave (between 8th & 9th St)
Go through the restaurant to the back and down the stairs. Ask a server where the tango is if you have problems finding it.
What time: Performance will be around 10:45
If you would like to come for lessons, they are 7-8:00pm beginner; 8:00-9:00pm intermediate; dancing is from 9pm-2:30am
How much: $12, ($15 including lessons)
Come hang out, have food & drink and watch some tango!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tango Purim Party

אורחים מיוחדים במסיבת פורים - נינה בליאבסקי יחד עם דניאל רפאל ולקסה רוזין במופע מיוחד טנגו ארגנטינאי

Daniel Raphael, Lexa Roséan and Ninah Beliavsky will be dancing tango exhibitions at an Israeli Purim Party on Thursday March 20. So, nu it's $20 admission and you have to be an Israeli to get in. (but we think we can get a limited # of non holylanders in as friends, so contact me if you are interested in attending.)

Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, NY, 11375
Thursday Mar 20 8pm
To get to the 108 st Y, by subway
Trains E, F, G, R, & V stops at the "Forest Hills-71st Ave" station located on Queens BLVD. From there, it is a short walk to the Y.

אורחים מיוחדים במסיבת פורים - נינה בליאבסקי יחד עם דניאל רפאל ולקסה רוזין במופע מיוחד טנגו ארגנטינאי

הכניסה לערב זה $20 לאדם

8:00 בערב


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Gayle y Lexa perform @ opening of Rubyfruit Milonga

Tango Tuesdays @ RUBYFRUIT
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm Lesson
9:45 - 10:45pm Practica
Milonga till 2 am
531 Hudson St.
212 929 3343

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tango Shoe Sale

Last Chance to buy NeoTango Shoes for $150
Ladies, Felina Shoes has been providing beautiful NeoTango shoes from Argentina to New York Tango dancers for a while for the price of $150.
Due to increase in cost, the price of NeoTango shoes will be increased to $170 effective march 14, 2008.
As many of you know, the price of NeoTango has increased to $170 everywhere else, but FELINA SHOES has been absorbing these increases for the past months.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope that you will continue to support and patronize us.
We shall continue to strive to provide you with our courteous, prompt and efficient service.

From Argentina to your feet...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tango Heaven

Tonight I was lucky enough to dance with both Jennifer Olson and Melina Sedo and it was divine. Just a head's up to all NY tangueros not to miss the workshops with these heavenly creatures and their dashing cohorts. Here are links to their workshop schedules.
Melina Sedó & Detlef Engel @ Ripley Greer
Jennifer Olson and Damian Lobato @ Dance Manhattan
These two amazing couples will also be around in the milongas this week!

Tango Dancer Wanted

Tiger is passing along this message from Maya:
I (MAYA) work with annette hollander (mezzo soprano) as her accompanist for classical part of repertoire and gokhan somel who accompanies her jazz singing. we are planning to add some tango songs too. so while two of them are performing a tango song i would like to dance.
i need a partner who is willing to practice 2-3 times a week and to perform 1 or 2 numbers in a show with us.
If you are interested please contact Maya @

Monday, March 3, 2008

20-23 March 2008

Dear queertango dancer! Stockholm proudly offer the second queertangofestival.
Now with more artists, teachers and DJ:s from Buenos Aires och Europa. Ute
&Marga, Augusto&Miguel, Maurizio&Martin&Helen La Vikinga, Charlotte & Katja,
Scarlett, Karo and Luis.

Venue: Skeppsholmsgården, Skeppsholmen

Our artists and teachers will also host the milongas. For example: on Friday is
The Magic Buenos Aires Night and on Saturday Queer Tango Femme Fatales Night!

Registration and info/full programme:

a.. 7 hours Workshops on each level
b.. 4 instructor led practicas.4 hours. All levels
c.. 4 Milongas/ Tango Party/ Tango Shows!
d.. 3 Tango Café practicas daytime
e.. Packages for different levels, also beginners!

La Vikinga will sell her wonderfully own designed shoes from Fabios shoes
directly from Buenos Aires.

Would you like to volunteer DJ at the TangoCafé write a letter!

There are still some cheap bed available!


+46 73 770 25 15

Saturday, March 1, 2008

TangoStars Mar/Apr 2008

Feliz Cumpleaños Pisces
You are not prepared for what’s coming – yet you have dreamed and waited your whole life for it. They don’t often play Libertango in the milongas. Yes, it is your freedom being offered. Now is not the time to play the planchadora! Get off the wall and grab the tango that’s meant for you. Continue to dance it outside the milonga for it resonates within your heart and your soul wants to soar with it through all the moments of your life.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 6, 7, 14, 15, 24, 25
Apr 2, 3, 11, 12, 21, 30

Feliz Cumpleaños Aries
The organizers are a breed of their own and you are about to become one or marry into the species. Get ready to go to all the milongas and I mean ALL of them. Of course you will only stay until the announcements and then run to the next. The malevos make you dizzy until the Vernal equinox (Mar 21) and then, their sharpened knives and tongues are no match for your own warlike tactics. Competition is good for you – the fiercer, the better!
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 5, 8, 9, 17, 18, 22
Apr 4, 5, 14, 17, 18, 23

Remember the codas in the milonga. No man/no woman belongs to only one. You must share your partners even though this feels as if it will kill you. You must also completely resist killing others and patiently wait your turn. Trust in the prosperity principle and know that there are enough partners in the dance to go around. On a personal note, you can be as possessive as you like with a lover.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 6, 10, 11, 19, 20, 25
Apr 6, 7, 15, 16, 20, 21

Pluto gives you the gift of a glimpse of how fully your life could be lived, and your visage reflects the lightness and elegance of Aroma de Amor, but behind the playful and carefree Biagi vals - a flash in your eyes reveals the underbelly of your emotions and the fear that this newfound happiness will be snatched away. There in your soul lays a dark obsessive side wailing to di Sarli’s Tormenta. How can such pleasure and pain coexist on the same face? Only the twin could dance such a dance.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 9, 12, 13, 21, 22, 31
Apr 8, 9, 17, 18, 23, 24

You and your partner dance an inspired dance and the dream to travel to tango Mecca comes as fierce as a March lion. You must go to Bs As at the top of the month and return at the end all warm and rested like a lamb. Don’t wait until April, as you will be showered with work and family responsibilities that require you to be focused and stay at home.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 14, 15, 23, 24, 29, 30
Apr 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 26

How many times are you going to drag yourself to the same milonga and wait for the same orquesta to play so you can dance with the same tired old one!? Let go of it all and allow yourself to embrace something and someone new. It is time to learn and push the limits of all you know in tango and beyond. Allow yourself to dream a life bigger than the one you presently dance to.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 4, 17, 18, 26, 27, 31
Apr 13, 14, 22, 23, 28, 29

Usually when you fall in love, your tango gets kind of sloppy. Not this time. Saturn in a close embrace with your sign makes you the master of discipline and Pluto’s quick traspie through your house of sex keeps that deep smile fixed on your lips. You’ll play the fool (but flawlessly) as you follow your feelings and your steps will match your heartbeat in perfect time.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 1, 6, 7, 19, 20, 30
Apr 2, 15, 16, 25, 26, 30

Your apartment has been transformed and you feel a deep gratification in all you have creatively accomplished. In April you receive the chance to make the same renovation in your dance. Your new partner will take some work and imagination to transform but once it happens you will CLICK like you’ve never clicked before on the dance floor. Move over Dorothy and surrender those Ruby Slippers, as YOU now own the exclusive rights on the phrase “There’s no place like home.”
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 3, 8, 9, 21, 22, 31
Apr 4, 5, 18, 19, 28, 29

Your day job is reminiscent of the music of Florindo Sassone and you wish the dj would pull the plug on all the histrionics! But by night you are transformed into a di Sarli lullaby. It is dreamy as your tango extends way beyond the milonga into the wee hours where romance and good old-fashioned sex keep you up all night. Unfortunately, you still have to get up in the morning and face the drama and Jalousie of your co-workers.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 6, 7, 10, 11, 24, 25
Apr 2, 6, 7, 20, 21, 30

You dream of the Motherland and like all immigrants, you want to recreate the warn feeling of home. Argentine tango suits your soul and like a pied piper you will play a tune so seductive as to lure the children of the milonga away from their regular hang outs and into your new barrio. Aside from being fun, this amusement will also be lucrative. Use your cunning and creativity to pull it off.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 8, 9, 12, 13, 26, 27
Apr 4, 5, 8, 9, 23, 24

The Devil arrives in the seediest of tango clubs and gives you the cabeceo. It is not wise to refuse this personal invitation to dance. The orquesta is not just playing some tango but a milonga candombe. You’d better grab his horns and sige el baile – go on dancing. Get with the earth, down and dirty with the mud. Let the blackness of your heart reveal itself and emerge into the light. El Diablo will show you how to turn your leaden feet into gold.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 1, 2, 10, 28, 29, 30
Apr 6, 7, 11, 12, 25, 26

The orange flower perfumes the air and you follow the scent to find the source of this sweetness. The butterfly lands on the tip of your nose and makes you feel like a clown in a dream. A portal has opened for you to experience the most exquisite tango of your life. To dance it will also bring you unbearable pain. Do not be afraid of this embrace for it will transform your soul.
Best Milonga Dates:
Mar 3, 4, 12, 13, 18, 31
Apr 1, 8, 9, 14, 28, 29