Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dance Parade NYC

Lexa Roséan and Gayle Madeira (both East Village Tangueras) are honored to have been invited as the official tango couple on the Dance Manhattan float in the Dance Parade on Saturday May 17. Come and check out our estilo!

The Route:

The Parade will kick off at 1pm at 28th and Broadway. Then we will boogie our way down Broadway, hula, swing and irish step our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park.

At DanceFest we will come together and celebrate watching free dance performances, be able to take free dance lessons and enjoy a Dance Party.

Nos vemos!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tangostars May/Jun 08

Feliz Cumpleaños Taurus
The Bull will have plenty of fun but after May 10, things get tricky with travel and on the dance floor. Jupiter and Mercury take an awkward backstep causing annoying delays on a trip but even worse, they destroy your timing with the cabeceo. Best to stay calm and seated at your table. Take your pleasure in the milonga by enjoying a juicy Argentine steak. Don’t be surprised when the one you most wish to dance with finds you and comes to sit right by your side!
Best Milonga Dates:
May 4, 5, 12, 13, 18
Jun 8, 9, 13, 28, 29

Feliz Cumpleaños Gemini
The Twins are clear about whom they want to tango with but the rest of life’s dance has you moving in different directions simultaneously and it will be hard to make up your minds. What is promised is passion and an exciting ride with many high kicks and lifts as well as low dips. In June, Mercury takes you through an insane Nuevo journey but you’ll discover a clever way of moving that leads you more directly to your heart’s desire.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 6, 7, 14, 15, 20
Jun 2, 3, 11, 12, 30

Borges said: “The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.” Your thing will be a fight between you and that horrible man with the bad toupee over the line of dance. He will bump into you hard and destroy the sanctity of your embrace. Then this malevo with the bad breath will hurl insults at you even though he was clearly in the wrong. Stay cool and keep your mouth shut but your cuchillo ready. If he stabs you once more with the stiletto of his partner, you then have the permiso to cut into him deep.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 8, 9, 17, 18, 22
Jun 4, 5, 13, 14, 20

Como dice Borges: "El infinito tango me lleva hacia todo". (The infinite tango takes me towards everything. ") and these months you will find work, money, housing, guidance, friendship, love, and sex through tango. You will even find a new psychotherapist (and certainly the milongas are crowded with them!) There is no need for you to look anywhere else to make your dreams come true.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 10, 11, 20, 21, 25
Jun 6, 7, 16, 17, 22

Sudden insights into your dance make you happy but it will take long hours of practice to create the muscle memory you desire. Add more practices to your schedule or come to the milonga early and take advantage of the space on the floor. By June, you will be ready to show off your new moves with confidence.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 12, 13, 22, 23, 27
Jun 8, 9, 18, 19, 23

A great milonguero spoke these words of wisdom: “In my tango youth, I used to think that if we had a great tango connection, then we would have great sex together. I was often wrong about that. In my middle years, I discovered that sometimes it did transfer. (And sometimes not.) I felt grateful for any good fit whether in the bed or on the dance floor.” In my golden years, I discovered the secret clues that bring passion in both these arenas. You will now learn the same.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 3, 14, 15, 24, 25
Jun 11, 12, 21, 22, 27

There is one move that you keep coming back to because you enjoy the friction and the feeling of it. Perhaps it is the # 3 of the basico when the thigh of the leader rubs against the thigh of the follower. Perhaps it is a deep secada where the thigh of the leader presses into – well you get the idea… For each of you it will be something different, but you will repeat this movement over and over until it becomes more complex and layered and you have found a way to infuse your core figure into every step of your life. It will be sexy and joyous.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 17, 18, 27, 28, 31
Jun 13, 14, 23, 24, 28

Borges said: “Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.” That is how you feel about the tango. Your milongas are measured and few as your home and work life picks up at a pace faster than the traspie. You relish every moment of the embrace and when you are not in it, you absentmindedly dream of it as you methodically go through your days until the next wail of the bandaneon relieves your suffering heart.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 6, 10, 11, 20, 21
Jun 6, 7, 16, 17, 30

Borges said: “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Your heavenly collection is You Tube. Each day you discover a clip even more divine until your computer freezes and forces you into purgatory. Then you must go to a milonga immediately and find a living savior to redeem you through the dance. Remember Memorex is good but live tango is best!
Best Milonga Dates:
May 8, 12, 13, 22, 23
Jun 5, 8, 9, 18, 19

Great ideas are stirring within you but you must keep your plans secret until June 20th. In the meantime, woo all your followers and leaders away from your competitors. Give them dances, compliments, even loan them money. Do whatever it takes, because when you open the doors to your new milonga, they’ll all come running to support their favorite milonguero/a.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 6, 7, 10, 25, 26
Jun 2, 3, 7, 21, 22

You need a dark secluded place. A place where no one knows your face… At Confitera Ideal or any milonga you go – you can meet your tango teacher and everyone you know! But if you go to the spot that I am thinking of, you will be gaze at me and talk of love. Just knock three times and whisper low that you and I were sent by Jose. Ole!
Best Milonga Dates:
May 1, 8, 13, 27, 28
Jun 4, 5, 9, 23, 24

Borges said: “The original is unfaithful to the translation.” So don’t fret about copying the estilo of your teachers for you will soon surpass the masters. However, the size of your head is now more inflated than an Argentine ego. There is not much humility in the origin of the tango but perhaps you can find some lost in translation.
Best Milonga Dates:
May 2, 3, 10, 11, 16
Jun 6, 7, 11, 25, 26