Posted: 16:31, Sunday 19 January 2014 by Mark Stojani
Updated: 21:45, Tuesday 4 March 2014 by Mark Stojani
Tango Bar @ Dom Polski Centre
When: Friday March 14th , 8.30pm-12midnight
Where: Dom Polski Centre Click for map
Música: Mark ♫
Cost: $10 ($8 conc)
Posted: 20:27, Friday 3 January 2014 by Mark Stojani
Updated: 21:01, Friday 3 January 2014 by Mark Stojani
Please join us to kick off a new year of tango with a fantastic night of dancing at the beautiful Coriole winery click for map on Friday January 17th, 7.30 for 8pm start continuing til 11.30pm.
Please bring a plate of food to share. Drinks are included.
So car pool with some tango friends and perhaps even stay for Saturday lunch and experience the regional platter on offer in the delightful surroundings.
See you there!
Posted: 09:18, Thursday 5 December 2013 by Andrew Gibki
Updated: 18:43, Monday 6 January 2014 by Andrew Gibki
Join us once again for the Siempre Tango Christmas Superthursday Milonga. This special evening will be the final event held by Siempre Tango for 2013. The proceeds from this event will be donated to The Red Cross, for their relief efforts in The Philippines. There will be performances, a raffle, and of course an evening full of fun and beautiful music to dance to.
North Adelaide Community Centre, Tynte St, North Adelaide
Entry is $10 flat rate, all proceeds donated to The Red Cross
Raffle tickets are available separately, again all proceeds go to The Red Cross
BYO drinks and snacks. Please also bring your own glasses to drink from.
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation already
The Siempre Tango Committee, performers and community members worked hard to make our Christmas Superpractica a great success. Altogether we raised $1,882.10, an amazing effort, for the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal in the Philippines!
Our sincere thanks to people who donated raffle prizes: Margo Hill-Smith donated wine, the gift voucher from David Waters of StillWaters Massage, and Ellie’s Dancers Co-operative contemporary dance classes. Thankyou to students who donated some of the cost of their classes, the Adelaide Tango Club for their generous donation of $100.00, and to all of you for coming along to support us. Those of you concerned about the distribution of money will be assured to know that the humanitarian arm of the Red Cross spends a very small amount in the dollar of donations on fundraising. The information below is from the website of Red Cross Australia:
“In early November, damaging winds with speeds of more than 300 km/h, flash flooding, storm surges and landslides left millions of people without food, clean water or permanent shelter. Thousands of people died in the Philippines. It is estimated that more than 12 million people have been affected by the typhoon, with more than 1.1 million houses damaged or destroyed. Over four million people – the population of Melbourne – remain displaced.
Relief supplies, including food continue to be distributed in many devastated towns and villages. Philippine Red Cross has ensured that more than 400,000 people most in need have received food supplies in nine of the most severely affected provinces. Fresh water supplies are also being provided in many communities. Destroyed water pipes, sewage lines, along with other infrastructure are being repaired. Other vital supplies like water containers, blankets and mosquito nets are being distributed to hundreds of thousands of people. More than 4000 Red Cross staff and volunteers have been assisting in the disaster – affected communities. They are helping hundreds of thousands of people affected by the disaster with personal support, checking to make sure they are coping and supporting people to re-establish their homes. In many villages streets are still being cleared of rubble.
Electricity and other vital infrastructure such as roads have been restored to some areas, giving many people hope for the future.”
We can’t thank you enough!
Posted: 12:05, Tuesday 5 November 2013 by Mark Stojani
Updated: 14:47, Tuesday 5 November 2013 by
Siempre Tango milongas are back to our traditional Fri nights starting this coming Friday at our regular venue, the Dom Polski Centre (232 Angas St Adelaide – click here for map) 8-12midnight $10 entry.
Come along and help create and enjoy the atmosphere. DJ Mark Stojani. Drinks available at the bar.
Posted: 23:38, Wednesday 25 September 2013 by Mark Stojani
Updated: 18:05, Thursday 26 September 2013 by Mark Stojani
We are excited to welcome back to Adelaide Pedro Alvarez & Hosanna Heinrich this time teaching together for a series of workshops and a special performance at our Dom Polski milonga which has been held back a week for this month only on Oct 19th 2013. to coincide with the visit.
We warmly invite you to attend the following workshops given by these two well respected teachers and dancers.
Fri Oct 18th
1) Lapices & Enrosques – 8-9.30pm – venue: St Theos Church Hall corner Swaine Ave and Precott Terrace, Toorak Gdns.
Sat Oct 19th
2) Sacadas & entry points – 12-1.30pm- Don Pyatt Hall 175 The Parade, Norwood (enter off George St)
3) Milonga traspie – 1.45-3.15pm – Don Pyatt Hall 175 The Parade, Norwood (enter off George St)
Sat night Oct 19th Dom Polski Milonga @ 232 Angas St, Adelaide with special performance $10 entry
Sun Oct 20th
4) Rhythmic giros (tango) – 1.15-2.45pm – St Theos Church Hall corner Swaine Ave and Precott Terrace, Toorak Gdns.
5) Cross system tango – 3-4.30pm – St Theos Church Hall corner Swaine Ave and Precott Terrace, Toorak Gdns.
W/shops 1,2,3 & 4 are open level for dancers with min 2years experience. $25/wshop
W/shop 5 is for dancers with less than two years experience. $20/wshop
Have you been interested in learning the Argentine Tango? Why not try it now? The next 4-week beginners introduction course starts on Sunday 9 February 2014, at 3pm at Eastwood Community Centre.
This course is designed for students with no previous dance experience and it aims to introduce students to the basics of authentic Argentine social tango. Couples and singles welcome!
Classes are $50 per person for this four-week introduction, but if you enrol as a new beginner you also have the opportunity to bring your partner for free (ie a two for one price of only $50 per couple).
If you have always wanted to learn to dance the Argentine Tango in Adelaide or have had a long break from classes, why not register your interest today with Ellie? All skill levels welcome.
Continuing beginners classes commence 4pm Sunday 26 January 2014.
Classes will commence Wednesday 29 January 2014
Wednesday intermediate (7.30pm) and advanced classes (8.30pm) held at St Theodore’s Church Hall, Prescott St, Toorak Gardens (map | streetview).
Wed class dates 2014
1st Block: 29th January to 5th March (no lesson 12th March).
2nd Block: 19th March to 23rd April (no lesson 30th April).
3rd Block: 7th May to 11th June (no lesson 18th June).
4th Block: 25th June to 30th July (no lesson 6th August).
5th Block: 13th August to 17th September (no lesson 24th September).
6th Block: 1st October to 5th November (no lesson 12th November).
7th Block: 19th November to 10th December (4 weeks only).
Practicas will resume 16 January 2014
Practicas are from 8pm to 9.30pm on Thursday nights at North Adelaide Community Centre, Tynte Street (map)
Milongas at Dom Polski 8.30pm to midnight now on the 2nd Friday of the month Click for map
Posted: 15:30, Monday 20 January 2014 by Janett Jackson
Updated: 16:02, Monday 20 January 2014 by Janett Jackson
‘La cumparsita’ (The Little Carnival Procession) is the most famous tango of all time. It is to the tango what the ‘Blue Danube’ is to the waltz.
Written around 1917 by the Uruguayan Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodríguez (March 28, 1897 – April 25, 1948) as a marching tune for the student federation to which he belonged, it was turned into a tango by the bandleader Roberto Firpo (May 10, 1884 – June 14, 1969).
In 1924 lyrics by Pascual Contursi (November 18, 1888 – May 28, 1932) and Enrique Pedro Maroni (17 March 1887 – 30 December 1957) were added and the song was recorded by Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardes; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935), with guitar accompaniment.
Ref: Azzi, Maria Susana. 1995. Part 111 The golden age and after: 1920s – 1990s. Pp. 114 to 160 in Tango: the dance, the song, the story, edited by S. Collier. London: Thames and Hudson. P 134.
Posted: 00:39, Sunday 19 August 2012 by Janett Jackson
Updated: 01:13, Sunday 19 August 2012 by Janett Jackson
‘In 1913, Madame Lucile of Hanover Square, London, presented gowns designed especially for tango dancing…The aigrette headdress…became particularly associated with the dance.’
ref: Collier, Simon, Artemis Cooper, Maria Susana Azzi, and Richard Martin. 1995. Tango: the dance, the song, the story. London: Thames and Hudson. p183.
Posted: 18:55, Saturday 14 April 2012 by Janett Jackson
Updated: 19:36, Saturday 14 April 2012 by Janett Jackson
‘Troilo is considered to be the greatest bandoneonist of all time. … The Buenos Aires restaurant Pichuco is named after Troilo and its walls are covered with pictures showing him at every stage of his career. At the Pichuco a pianist plays tangoes every night.’
Ref: Collier, Simon, Artemis Cooper, Maria Susana Azzi, and Richard Martin. 1995. Tango: the dance, the song, the story. London: Thames and Hudson. p. 148