Adelaide Tango News

Workshops in November 2014

Posted: 11:37, Friday 5 September 2014 by Janett Jackson

Keep the weekend of the 14th, 15th & 16th of November free for some exciting workshops with Pedro Alvarez and Hosannah Heinrich. More details about the workshops and milonga soon.

 
 

SuperThursday! Ellie's Farewell

Posted: 01:15, Wednesday 13 August 2014 by Mark Stojani

Updated: 00:25, Wednesday 13 August 2014 by Mark Stojani

When: Thursday August 21st 7.30-10.30pm

Where: North Adelaide Community Centre

Cost: $10

Ellie Rosenfeld will be leaving Adelaide later this month for a new job and life in Melbourne.
Ellie has twice been a valuable and generous contributor and member as part of her role on the SiempreTango committee.
We will miss the presence, energy and spirit she brings to the Adelaide tango community and we encourage and invite you all to please join us as we give one of our most lovable tangueras a fond send off.

 

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Next Milonga!

Posted: 16:31, Sunday 19 January 2014 by Mark Stojani

Updated: 23:57, Tuesday 5 August 2014 by Mark Stojani

Tango Bar @ Dom Polski Centre

When: Friday Aug 8th , 8.30pm-12midnight
Where: Dom Polski Centre Click for map
Música: Mark ♫
Cost: $10 ($8 conc)

» Always check the calendar for the latest Siempre Tango events.
 

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Coriole Evening 2014

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.

Cost $10.00

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!

 

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Christmas Superthursday

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.

12th December
8-11pm
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

Fundraising update 2014

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!

 

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Classes for 2014

New Beginners Enrolments now open for August 2014

If you’ve always wanted to learn to dance Argentine tango, here’s your chance! Siempre Tango warmly invites you to enrol in our beginner tango class, a four week block starting Sunday August 17th and running until September 7th, 3-4pm at the Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road Eastwood.

Our introductory offer for the new beginner class is $50.00 for this special four week block, and if you book as a couple, it’s still $50.00!! i.e. 2 for the price of 1! So enrolling with a partner is a bonus.

Please register your interest by emailing dance@siempretango.net.au or calling 0400 257 027

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!

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? All skill levels welcome.

Class times — Continuing Beginners

Continuing beginners classes continue 4pm Sunday 17th Aug 2014.

Sunday beginner and continuing beginner classes held at Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood (map | streetview)

Class times — Intermediate & Advanced

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).

 

Siempre Tango Practica

Practicas will resume 16 January 2014
Practicas are from 8pm to 9.30pm on Thursday nights at North Adelaide Community Centre, Tynte Street (map)

Entry $5

 

Siempre Tango Milongas 2014

Milongas at Dom Polski 8.30pm to midnight now on the 2nd Friday of the month Click for map

DOM POLSKI
14th February
14th March
11th April
9th May
13th June
11th July
8th August
12th September
10th October
14th November

 

Musings on Tango

Tango Did You Know … ?

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.

 

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Tango did you know…? the aigrette headdress

Posted: 01:39, 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.

 

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Tango Did You Know…?

Posted: 19:55, 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

 

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