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6171  ..always a beautiful walk! (3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUBKF6Q3cI A recent video by our friends Melina and Detleff. This?couple waas (and still is)?one of my first crushes in Tango. The more I learn, the more I appreciate...

6140  Am I still subscribed? (2)
Sherwin Berger Sherwin Berger

6217  An accurate tango article (1)
Short, but sweet. By a man who lives in BsAs. http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/traveltips/12/25/tango.etiquette/i
ndex.html

6175  Apilado an extinct creature? (2)
? I recently received this information off line from someone who seems to know his stuff. It is about the Abrazo Apilado and I was quite suprised by what I read; ? " Mario, the use of the apilado embrace...

6192  Argentina Radio Station (3)
I'm learning Latin America Spanish and am trying to find a good current affairs, news radio station to listen to on line. Any suggestions please ? Just combine tango music and argentinian 'castellano'...

6158  Argentine Tango - 1989 - 1999 - today - I (1)
"New Styles of dance generate confrontations and polemics between milongueros" (Article from "Clarin", Sunday, August 8, 1999) I will divide this article in two sections, this is the first one. For...

926  art of the cabeceo (22)
Cabeceo (nod of the head) is how one invites and acknowledges a partner for a tanda in the milongas of Buenos Aires. It's not as easy as a verbal request at a table, but a man doesn't have time for...

6174  Article on Argentina (3)
Some of you may find this thia 11/23/08 Wash. Times Commentary interesting. It is at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/23/dont-cry-for-free
-argentina/
Click here for free information...

6167  Assessing tango (was Serpentine youth in (2)
Zagreb..look out!) I didn't read that in Anton's statement, but I did read a reflection of what I do see happening. That people are too willing to have an "anything goes" philosophy about tango without...

6177  BAILAN MARY y JORGE Gutman (1)
I think that Swiss-French written English deserves a warning label or user instructions. ?also, reading?New Zealand English?Newpapers will likely send you back 150 years.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXmek2EfkjI

6170  Barridas, etc (1)
Sorry, I left out that the video shows the second type of barrida I mentioned in my post, except for the illusion of her leading. This one is led from the torso by leading her to step on the back...

6169  Barridas, sweeps, drags, etc (6)
re the barrida as "adornment" (?) Sorry Michael but I disagree about the barrida. The barrida (sweep, like a broom, in Spanish, or loosely, slide or drag) is definitely led, and does involve actually...

6228  Berlin tango. (4)
Hi there. Can anyone send us a valid website (in english) about MILONGAS IN BERLIN? Thank you very much for your help. Regards, Pablito "El Greco" Mavromatis & Anastacia Damoulianou, Professional...

6232  Bibi Wong has passed away (1)
Bibi Wong was a member of tango-l. .....................

6143  Bs As dancers are not so hot (10)
When I went to Buenos Aires one fact I noticed was that, on the average, tango dancers there were not nearly as good as those in the places where I had danced in the US. I thought about this quite...

3932  bye for now (5)
Dear friends I regret I have to drop off the tango-L radar for now. I'm finding it impossible to receive the emails and not get caught up in all sorts of exchanges that take up way too much time that...

6221  Cafe Hanson found.. (2)
Hello Everybody: Found this news report about Caf? Hanson being found by archaeologists in BSAS. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7801668.stm Since I am not putting my time and energy into being...

98  Calo/Beron: Milonga Que Peina Canas (20)
Can anyone tell me of a CD that contains the Miguel Calo/Raul Beron recording of Milonga Que Peina Canas? With best regards, Steve (de Tejas) {" Can anyone tell me of a CD that contains the Miguel Calo/Raul...

6154  The Canyengue style (2)
There has been a revival of the Canyengue style. This is a form as danced by my grandparents. The embrace is a very open "V", with marked pli?, (arrugue or bending of the knees), cheek to cheek,...

6194  Change Address (1)
Please change my address from lydabuschan@att.net to lydabuschan@gmail.com Thank you, Lyda Buschan

178  change of peso notes-Argentina (2)
Dear friends from Tango list Today , in ARgentina, will be the last day for the old notes of ARG$ 50 & ARG$ 100. The new notes already issued and being used massively (due to high security measures...

6247  Chicho, Chest Lead, Space lead, (1)
Forgive me, Damian, for cc'ing you although you have already unsubscribed, but I've only just read today's exchanges. I can't help but think that those who responded to the Chicho thread may have mistakenly...

6244  chicho - sorry (18)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?vābEPOvOp9c&feature=PlayList&pd2FCEC
A51E2D428&playnext=1&index=6
Chicho - Nuevo Tango - Open embrace Sergio See how Windows connects the people, information, and fun that...

6185  Christian y Helga Seyb - Amarras (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwNL-3DCIms ? A nicely danced Tango with interesting, standard sequences, nice musicality and plain, clear footing...good to study with. I like to collect videos in which...

6259  Clarification of terms, Part 2 (2)
Dear list, Here's another terms-clarification attempt, submitted for your approval ;): Clarification: LEAD WITH xxx (arms/frame/chest/other part of leader's anatomy) In our experience, by choosing to...

6189  Classic Ricardo Vidort (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Q80F3efeA&eurl=http It dosen't get more sophisitcated than this nor more creative imo and he was no spring chicken here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Q80F3efeA&eurl=http

6204  Close Embrace in ? (7)
Hello, Which tango schools in Paris teach close embrace Tango (chest to chest - not? 'v') Merci The above quote has me wondering...since all Tango embraces are asymmetrical: ("..the asymmetrical nature...

6243  Close embrace - Open embrace (4)
Joe says : "I would like to ask Daniel where the term "Close Embrace Tango" came from, and who defined it, and what it originally meant." It is very easy: Traditional tango has two embraces close...

6197  Close Embrace in Paris (1)
Hello, Which tango schools in Paris teach close embrace Tango (chest to chest - not 'v') Merci

6165  The closest-to-perfect tango couple (5)
Boy, you guys are tough! The performance by Pablo Rodriguez & Noelia Hurtado in Zagreb down-thumbed because of their arm and head positions. Whew! Glad there are no videos of ME dancing. I wonder....

1491  Codes (63)
Bibi Wong wrote: There is a very funny book by Sonia Abadi, "El bazar de los abrazos". Unfortunately, as far as I know, only in spanish and german for the moment: http://www.terapiatanguera.com.ar/Comentario%20de%20libros/el_baz
ar_de_los_abrazos.htm
developed I know other the if are some the reason Maria, You're story made me laugh, as I've had many conversations with...

244  'dance sneakers' in Spanish (16)
I am about to have to negotiate the issue of footwear in a one-time tango class. Although the instructors have no doubt seen dance sneakers before, can anyone tell me how to say 'dance sneakers' in...

6266  dark milongas (4)
I agree re: many milongas in US being too dark. You can't do cabeceo and you can't see the details of the dance. The tradition of tango carries with it the notion that you learn by watching the dancers...

6258  Definition of "Social Tango" (1)
Shahrukh Merchant wrote: Agreed entirely. I guess that I have become hypersensitive due to the occasional use of the expression "traditional" as lead in to an attack on those who dance "show tango"...

6193  djing with vinyl records video (1)
For anyone who is interested, I've just posted a video on youtube about djing with vinyl records. Both traditional and alternative. There are also some quick images of social dancers at Cellspace,...

4528  Double time (11)
Double time? I don't think its a case of playing a 4 minute song fast so that it takes 2 minutes. My understanding: The underlying beat doubles but the actual melody on top stays at the same pace. Imagine...

6150  My dream....(another song) (1)
...is to dance, someday, in the streets of La Boca BsAs...good enough to get a few coins tossed into a hat with which we buy a bottle of Malbec and toast our accomplishment.? ....care to join me? http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tango+en+la+boca&sear
ch_type=&aq=f

6205  eng.tango.info/2008-12-31 - new year events (1)
Hi all, wiki.tango.info allows organisers to announce one time tango events (repeated eventsare not supported yet) I use this system for Berlin, where ca. 95% of the organisers announce special events...

350  Evora & other nontraditional tango (13)
I didn't mind this song when it was first played, but it has come to annoy me from too much exposure. A little of it goes a long way, because it's very repetitive, like a little wind-up music...

6239  Explaining the feeling of community in Argentine (1)
Tango? argentine-tango@yahoogroups.com, TangoDJ@yahoogroups.com, NewYorkTango@yahoogroups.com Are we all together on this? http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126945.300-how-to-control
-a-herd-of-humans.html

5860  Facebook Tangos - Stone Soup 08 (2)
Hi, For those of you not in the know, facebook has become a wonderful social tool for connecting, and is fast becoming a great way for all of your tango friends to hook up. As it relates to Stone...

6268  A Fake Amague !! (1)
My understanding of amague (fake): It is when the man takes a step to one side of the woman, but quickly retracts to go to the other side (or elswhere). So this is a fake step. Not a rock step etc.,...

6246  Flight information (2)
I'm making my first trip to BA in April and could use some travel information. I have two good choices. If I fly American Airlines to Miami and change to Aerolineas Argentina to BA, is my luggage...

6168  Foot touch leading (4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atCA0lHX2MI ? oops, I have to say that I do NOT like the moving of the woman's foot by the man's. It looks sophisticated maybe (not to me) but where is the musicality?..I...

534  fresh lunfardo (7)
I'm smiling about a catch-all expression I heard last week in BA. "GARCA"! ...a blind step against line of dance into your partner... a Garca! ...another resignation in the government... I am told,...

6188  Good Bye Luciano Mares (2)
Good Bye Luciano Mares ? Unfortunately, I have to inform you all that our closest friend Luciano Mares (41 y.o.) passed away this morning in Buenos Aires (at Sanatorio Anchorena). He had had a heart...

6184  Good Fun, Excellent Dancing (8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUi_ed5EnxI I thought this was funny as all get out and the quality of the dancing was excellent. ?Does anyone know anything about the two dancers or where this was...

6218  Good Stuff (2)
OK..we don't want to say exactly what we like 'cause we could get criticized but this pair's Tango is wow! It's not the style that I would ever want to dance and it's 'performance' but still...I like...

6149  The Guided Practica (3)
I attended a guided practica in Phila. and thought it a great way to experience the dance and dance instruction all at the same time. The instructor was Sridhar of Tangohug dot com. In my experience,...

6211  Happy Tango New Year (1)
? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUxVZUtRfA8 This is a video of a seasoned dancer in Bs As. He is using only the walk to the cross, giro with sacada, ocho atras?and ocho cortada. THE important thing...

6262  help grouping (3)
Hi Folks, I am not familiar at all with different orchestras. I need some help with existing schema (models) that would facilitate my understanding of rhythm, mood, style, etc... Even the categories...

6176  How tango evolves (30)
Hi all, Since there's been some reference to tango being changed to whatever the users want it to be recently, I've been thinking of the factors that cause tango or dance to evolve. While I agree... It appears...

6148  I am blowing my nose (2)
I find ridiculous that a woman has to use excuses of any kind to refuse to dance with a particular man at a particular moment. Let me see if you can understand it once and for ever: For a tango to...

6152  Ideas for a Thematic Milonga (2)
Hello all, We are a non-profit association for Tango, in a Greek Island and we have a milonga every friday. The people that dance tango in a small town like us, are not so many. So we thought that one...

6181  I'll show you mine if you show me your's (1)
I liked the suggestion that we post our idea of 'THE best Tango'...here's mine; ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdbpjesqFpI ? Eduardo Masci and Maria Plazaola.....an easy one. ? ? ? and then there's...

6147  I'm Blowing My Nose-Thank You (5)
Hola Tangueros: I've been dancing tango for about 10 years and consider myself and considered a very accomplished tanguero. "Oh yeah! I've heard that before." Well trust me ( no the check is not...

6252  Improving Discussion - Clarification of terms (3)
Dear List, This is getting interesting. Thanks to Amaury & Myk for pursuing clarification of terms - here's my offering. Clarification: LEAD Is it possible to "lead" a follower without touching them?...

6250  improving discussion in our forum -- sugestions (6)
I probably should just mind my own business and do as I have said before in other postings.... work instead of reading tango related messages. However I see an opportunity here to help future online...

6212  intellectual skills vs motor skils (3)
Tango is something you do with your body and your heart. It is a motor skill. Writing, talking, thinking, are all things you do with your head. They are intellectual skills. It is possible to dance very...

6180  Is it English or not. (1)
David wrote: "If asked what language I speak, I generally say English. I don't say 21st century American- English with both NYC and West Coast influences, and with a smidgen of south Louisiana creole...

1121  Is it Tango? (11)
So, Rick's posting is not related to tango, whereas Andrew's is. Interesting... This, in conjunction with all the private messages that I received, from people who have been threatened with exclusion...

6163  Javier Rodriguez, Andrea Misse in Istanbul (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peZcXUc7c5M I try to not post 'performances' unless there is something really remarkable about them. We are all used to seeing this couple doing great stuff and maybe...

1644  La Ideal (3)
Cafes are an integral part of the Buenos Aires culture, Cafi Tortoni, near the Plaza de Mayo, on Ave. de Mayo is famous. Since 1858, the oldest Cafi in Buenos Aires has been a favorite with artists,...

6142  Ladies choice? (1)
With many milongas having a lot more women than men, the men feeling under pressure to dance with all but ending dancing with their friends and favourites, how should the women who are missing out get...

6260  lead with arms (1)
Igor, It wasn't Back Ochos in general but a particular Back Ocho. Susana Mller was assisted in the class by a milonguero who has danced for more than 70 years and is well known for this Back Ocho....

6267  The Lead Pyramid (11)
A lot of discussions in forums such as this one involve taking sensible statements to ridiculous extremes. For instance, "Don't lead with hands too much" becomes "Don't lead with hands AT ALL." ...

6261  leading with the arms (1)
I am prefacing this submission with a disclaimer- that I am no expert, no list of credentials, I am only weighing in based on my own personal experience of dancing, so take my opinion for what you will.

6255  Leading with the Chest vs Arms (1)
I've read the heated discussions about leading with the chest vs arms. In the movie "Cool Hand Luke" which takes place at a prison in the South, Luke upsets the prison warden who strikes him to the...

6257  Leading with the heart and the core (2)
I said to "lead with the heart and the core" in my last post with considerable deliberation, because that is what I do, or try to do, always. Yes, you are connected through the hands and arms, but...

6229  Let's get together in BA (2)
My dance partner and I will be trekking around the BA Milongas between April 1 and June 30. Would be great to meet up with any list members who'll also be there during that time for a good chat and...

6220  Link anyone? (2)
Hi, I lost my link to a tango site that listed just about all of the possible named?sequences in the dance...ie: ochos, outside walk, etc. I remember that it had the sequences for close embrace that...

208  Live (95)
I thought of staying home from work today. I thought of not going dancing in the upcoming milongas. But if I did that they would have beaten me. So I went to work, and did my best. And I'm going to dress... I will be in London and near Merseyside during the Keith, thank you for your thoughtful and inspiring... Hello to all,... This topic...

6234  Looking for 6 Month Apartment (1)
I'm looking to rent an apartment in or around Palermo around Charcas and Salguero. When: 1st May thru 30th October 2009 , 6 months - maybe longer Bedrooms: 1 or 2 bedroom Internet: Yes Clean and quiet:...

6153  For lovers of the Vals (1)
A beautiful treatment of Tete Rusconi...for those who haven't yet seen it...enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCqBW9wv3RE

6227  Lunfardo - Guarani - Good Luck (1)
Mario placed the following address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKsRuC6rTZE It is a youtube video that has as title "Buenos Aires" with a couple speaking a strange language. Mario says " Lunfardo,...

6226  Lunfardo II - rectification (1)
Many of us may be using, at times, lunfardo words, not realizing that they come from that slang. I checked the dictionary of lunfardo on line. Letter A : I found 12 words that I recognized - Out...

6144  tango-l messages (5)
for some reason, I am not getting any Tango-L messages, only Tango-A - I checked my spam filter and there's nothing there.....could it be that folks are not writing, or did I get unsubscribed somehow?

6208  Milong secrets ...duh (3)
I think that this whole thread is a good example of why few here dance the milonga..and this goes for the North American scene in general....COMPLICATE IT WHY DON"T YOU? The brainiacs think that they...

6209  Milonga secrets..ugh (2)
Thanks for your always logical feedback Trini but most teachers on this list will continue to miss my point. Here's a reply that I just got from someone off list that 'gets it'. "That is?right, Mario,?that...

6166  The Milonga solution (4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VTQb7nc9c ? This couple's Milonga dance is a breath of fresh aire and very instructional to the up-tight and can't-get-it-right Tango dancers who usually sit out this...

6186  Milongas en Buenos Aires (1)
ago) I noticed that crowds and styles varied from night to night, even at the same location, according to who was the DJ/sponsor. ______________________________ Excellent point. The same location often...

6210  most popular songs at milongas (1)
I've begun dj-ing in a small town, and mostly use sets of songs from tanda lists I've found on the web. What I wonder is what are some of the songs you hear most often these days in the milongas...

6190  Music Signature (3)
Hi, I have been updating my iTunes list, and sometimes come across a song without a title, or author or orchestra. Yet, I wish to fill in the blanks. That got me thinking: it would be nice to have a tool...

6151  New Electronic Posture Improving Device (4)
All those tango teacher prayers have finally been answered. We can throw away our cattle prods and tasers. Announcing: The iPosture. http://www.iposture.com/index.php All joking aside, this might...

6233  New Tango Networking Site (1)
Hola, We recently launched an online Argentine Tango community network.?This site now represents 23 states and 14 countries and has had over 8,000 hits in just a few short weeks. Please join (free...

6200  no religion -- Andreas and the age of reason (2)
::yawn:: Andreas ::yawn:: I will only engage with content that I deem worth discussing. Your commentary while poised to potentially cause a flame war is not worth a reply. Interestingly enough you...

6202  no religion -- Jack's observation. (1)
BINGO!!!!!!!! Now that makes for a veeeeeeery interesting conversation... off line of course and over a good glass of wine, beer, tea or whatever drink we fancy :-))))) Amaury The original question...

6199  no religion -- reply to Ron (3)
Ron, Your lengthy posting reinforces my point. There are so many assumptions in your message that I feel discouraged as i am writing these few lines. It suffice to say that your ideas affirms a single...

110  No Subject (105)
I must apologize to many of the participants on the Tango-L list, because I receive the list in the condensed format. The reason that I receive the list in the condensed format is because I also maintain... I"m NEW, used to be Tango Voz My new screen name is NEW You are welcome Maritza

6187  obsession with nuevo (22)
I see in this and other tango forums a near-hysterical obsession with nuevo tango and its perceived threat to "real authentic tango" - which usually means "tango the way I do it" but justified often... What's the Spanish name for the 'butt kick' move? Sergey patear el culo? What's the Spanish name for...

6183  [OFF-TOPIC] I'll show you mine if you show me (1)
your's Mario wrote: The subject line gets the price for Most Egregiously Placed Apostrophe. As guardian of the Balance in the Apostrophe Universe, I must now cringe and exit the stage weeping.

6253  part2 -improving discussion in our forum -- (1)
sugestions Folks, Good morning and thank you for both supporting and not so supporting personal email messages. I simply pointed out the challenges of communicating in a text-based lean medium and...

6237  Pity the poor Milonguru (6)
A while back I chatted with a frequent partner at a milonga. She had just gotten back from her second trip to Buenos Aires and she was disillusioned. "Milongueros are just fat little old greasy...

170  please inform how to unsubscribe (30)
I have been in Argentina for 16 mos, and there was absolutely no way to communicate directly with you people to tell you from my new e-mail address that I HAD a new e-mail address! And less of a possibility... Hi! Please remove me from the mailing lists Tango-L and Tango-A. Thanks, Vlad skyschaker@yahoo.com Faith... Please remove me from list. Alan McPherron, mcph@pitt.edu

6248  pre-school all over again (1)
Wow!! I have to say that the longer I live the more convinced I am that humans instead of aging indeed do regress mentally over time -- or maybe even do not mature at all after their 5th B-day. The...

6256  R-E-S-P-E-C-T (and definition of "Social (1)
Tango") Hi David, Of course, both as a list reader and certainly as a moderator, I would endorse any attempt to make the list more civil. However, while I would always try in my own posts to avoid having...

4771  R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the milonga floor (4)
My mother used to tell me as a child that when one learned and practiced good manners at home, one didn't have to think about them in public. Good manners then became normal behavior. I learned ballroom...

3494  Radio Cubik Tango (6)
Is Radio Cubik Tango still functioning? Can't seem to connect with it. Have E-mailed Greg, the station manager, on two occassions without any response which very unusual. In the past he has promptly...

6263  Ragtime Tango clip (3)
A friend sent me this. The opening suggests that it is the ragtime version of Argentine Tango. The clip was made for archival purposes and appears to have been reconstructed from an early dance...

259  Ramiro Gigliotti (4)
Dear List, One of the best parts of the tango scene in NYC is that eventually everyone passes through here. We see alot of famous people and teachers here, but last year someone really special came for...

6223  re Spanish (1)
<I am looking to purchase Rosetta Stone language course and I have a choice It depends on how they differentiate between them. All Spanish speakers understand each other but the original Spanish...

6219  The real McCoy (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXmek2EfkjI O.K. now let's get serious. This is the only video I've been able to find of Jorge Gutman. This is what I will be basing my own dance on. I would appreciate...

372  Roberto Firpo - Julio De Caro (5)
Some clarification with respect to the following comment I just received. in fact I would think just the opposite. Perhaps Julio De Caro would be a better example of the early evolutionist, yes?"<.

6254  SA: BsAs lodging for one, 2/27-3/17 (1)
I am posting this on behalf of a Chicago friend who is seeking lodging in Buenos Aires, for just herself. She will arrive on 28 February and will depart on 17 March. She needs an extremely quiet...

6230  sad news - Fwd: Vivian "Bibi" Wong Memorial Event (4)
and Milonga Hi all, some of you might have the same mail this morning: tanguera Vivian "Bibi" Wong passed away 9 days ago. Astrid proposed to forward the message below to Tango-L as well [Astrid is...

6214  Tango-L] season greetings (1)
Hello, I wish a a Merry Christmas and a Happy New TangoYear!! Patricia Muller florence/Italy www.kidojo.it

6164  Serpentine youth in Zagreb..look out! (20)
Pablo Rodriguez & Noelia Hurtado show in Zagreb Ok..this is a different Rodriguez...very different. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClugH5aEvUM wow, I don't know where to begin...the music is traditional.

6222  shared ride for san diego festival (1)
i'm looking for someone to share a cab from the airport to the hotel for the san diego festival. i arrive friday night at 7:30 pm. thanks, sarah

6265  Shocked (55)
I hope is OK for me to let my sister Theresia post some thoughts on here? Klaus Klaus showed me posts on here and in emails, and I was surprised, shocked a little even, to see how unrespectful people...

6269  Shocking "close embrace" (4)

6178  Silly and pedantic Argentine Tango (2)
There is American English and there is British English, as well as other versions of English. For example, within the US there is Standard American English (presumably taught in the schools), there... Likewise, there is Argentine tango that is danced in Argentina. It ***resembles_closely_an_ancestral_form***...

6216  Skipping the 1 (1)
Well you can skip the 1 if you like but it's not going to go away, it's still there in the music. I don't see that you need to mark it if you don't feel like it - even ignoring it and standing there...

6245  Smooth Tango, Daniel Trenner (1)
The term came from Daniel Trenner. When I first met him 8 years ago at one of his Montreal tango tours, he said that he was the one who coined it. He didn't give much more detail. This would make...

6241  Smooth Tango - feeling - style (2)
Damian, Tank you very much for your gracious note. My intention was not to criticize your dancing at all. I thought that the use of those videos, already presented and discussed by other...

6238  Smooth Tango :: Two tone wingtips do not a leader (5)
make Klaus (Wien) wrote: [as "Smooth Tango"] .Over recent time I have watched Mario search to find dancers, and .dances, that move him - though often I do find myself not in .agreement with his choice....

6225  Spanish - Argentine slang (1)
At 03:45 PM 12/31/2008, Edmundo wrote: Last updated for Argentina on 8 Dec 08 The main site also contains links to pages of slang from almost all, if not all, slang of Spanish speaking countries. http://www.jergasdehablahispana.org/?pais=Argentina&tipobusqueda=
1

6213  Spoon time (9)
Yes, Huck, I'm sure that is Billy idol ...... ( isn't he talented!) And David ..... Shouldn't we embrace that large shiny Spoon? Thank you .... Mel (nz). Tee hee! :-) He may well be a good... "Well there's nothing to lose And there's nothing to prove I'll be dancing with myself" I think...

6155  Styles and change of direction (1)
Jack says : "Ramiro Gigliotti do a 'change of direction' at 0.23 of the original video and they also do one at 1.07 of the second video you posted. I wasn't really sure if this is part of traditional...

6206  Tango in America Latina (5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TOhQOGfx7w?? Next July I will be in Mexico City trying to qualify as a permenant resident.? I plan to take some? classes from this guy... it looks OK to me...of course...

6160  Tango Argentino - 1989 - 1999 - go Sergio! (3)
This guy Sergio can write!!!!? Do I hear some applause? ? "The static postcard of the milongas today, with its colorful mixture of "hip youngsters" and old time historical habitues united in the "ritual"...

6159  Tango Argentino - 1989 - 1999 - Second section (1)
_ Note from the translator _ to clarify: _ "In reference to the three or four most popular tango styles _ Villa Urquiza (Traditional) - Almagro (milonguero) - Naveira (Nuevo) - Todaro (traditional...

6198  Tango the icebreaker??? NOT (1)
I enjoyed LA Larry's post except for the following paragraph: ""One important one is that beginning to dance tango is very easy and quick.? Just embrace your partner and walk around the room to the...

6182  Tango Milonguero - Francesca y Massimiliano (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deOpHgcHXKI ? I posted this video before about a year ago... nice clean style it's not everyone's cup of tea (as I heard off-line) but I like it and see it as another...

6191  Tango music files..? anyone? (6)
Hi, the topic of music suddenly gave me the bright idea to ask if anyone would care to send me a file(s) of tango music?? It would be a great favor and much appreciated.? M. I have some CD's of my own...

6196  Tango -- not a religion... just a blank canvas (1)
revealing the truth about the audience. Larry in response to your question..." Why does the Argentine tango spawn such passionate controversies" Your reasons are all endogenous to the art form in...

6179  Tango Pedantics (15)
So Ron, when you aspire to do Argentine Tango you mean Tango de Salon as it applies now in BA or as it was 60 years ago?

2031  Tango quotes (6)
Some tango quotes in spanish poorly translated to spanish, with grammar mistakes , I am sorry for that. Hope the meaning could survive . "Songs are born from memories, our own pains and from others;...

1506  Tango radio stations (3)
Periodically I notice various postings with links to Tango music on the Internet. I thought I bookmarked them, but somehow I can't find it. Can anyone post them again please? Also, what is the link to...

6195  Tango the Religion (4)
Why does the Argentine tango spawn such passionate controversies? Heel versus toe. Close versus elastic embrace. Nuevo versus traditional. And dozens of other controversies. All dance genres spawn... I too have puzzled over this religious fervor. If one looks for example at Lindy Hop, another street dance...

6162  Tango in Santiago, Chile (1)
Hola, Does anyone have recommendations for tango in Santiago (i am planning a 2 week trip out of BsAs for, and am afraid of going through tango withdrawal symptoms)? Besos Y abrazos -- Yours in dance dementia,

6240  Tango - Smooth dancing... (3)
G'day all from Australia. Hope you are all well. It was most complimentary to even find that I was the centre of any discussion where no one wanted to hurt me, fire me or shoot me :-), but a discussion...

193  Tango Styles and freedom of religion. (82)
As I understand it there are three main tango styles. Salon, milonguero and Nuevo Tango. Milonguero may have different names and some variations in form (Confiteria, Del Centro, Close Embrace, "Salon",... People learn linear motions easiest, and circular motions much slower. This makes sense if you consider how little we spiral and pivot in our normal, walk-a-day world. Nuevo Techniques (to me) involve...

199  Tango in Tokyo (8)
Last night we had our another "Gala"-Milonga in Tokyo, meaning one of the teachers renting a beautiful hall big enough for 350 people (we fill it up half or so, after all, we need space to dance), 5...

4935  [Tango-A] Where to Tango in San Francisco from (3)
May 9-16? Joanne, A good resource to check is http://www.tangomango.com/ It has a listing of ALL classes, and practicas and ALL milongas that are happening in the BAY AREA...including San Francisco.

6235  tap tap ..testing .. tap tap: Tango-L still (3)
alive? I'm sure it is just a normal reaction to all the warm supportive discussion that posters here on Tango-L have learned they get in reply to their messages.. Anyone going to the Portland Tango Festival...

6203  There is nothing nuevo under the sun. (3)
Defining the term "Nuevo tango" is essentially a meaningless exercise. The only important thing to ask is, are they dancing tango well or not. By dancing tango, I mean tango music. Of course, dancing...

234  Thoughts (17)
Let us dance through... Our sorrow Our losses Our fears Our differences Ourselves Through Dance we share Treasured embraces Comfort of a caring community Strength in our unity Gratitude for our blessings Thoughts...

6242  Transitions from open/close embrance (was Smooth (1)
Tango :: Two tone wingtips do not a leader make) [He was referring to a statement by "Richard" (which appeared to be private email that was subsequently quoted to the list--as an aside, do make sure...

6215  trini thread, skipping the one (3)
Trini said: "I suppose you could skip the "1" but that's never made sense to me. " Why not? For example, dont you do that whenever you choose to dance a piece on the weak beat ? Also, here is an example...

6201  the truth about the audience. Amaury de Siqueira (2)
Amaury, this is a brilliant observation! Siqueira The original question from Larry was: "Why does the Argentine tango spawn such passionate controversies?" If Amaury's answer is correct and that the...

6172  under-turned and over-turned ochos (2)
The year after Fabian Salas was last here in L.A. "Chicho" Frumboli came here several times. One of his classes covered under-turned and over-turned ochos. Up to then, despite having maybe three dozen...

6249  UP, up and away (1)
Thank you list for your advice in flying one airline to BA and back to avoid problems with lost luggage. I'm flying American Airlines, for $743 + $83 fees for $826. It's a good thing I reserved the...

6264  Using Arms Eloquently (1)
Here's a video of David Trenner dancing Milonguero in Portland. Note: his use of arms that goes with an extremely suave torso and light stepping. This is as good as it gets.. imo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNRRiUiQg9Y&feature=channel_page

6161  Variations in Tango Styles (1)
Barbara Garvey, another voice of clarity and common sense in this forum, pointed out something very important in the examples of tango nuevo given by Sergio. Chicho and Fabian dance very differently...

6236  Very smooth tango (6)
Over recent time I have watched Mario search to find dancers, and dances, that move him - though often I do find myself not in agreement with his choice. Then my sister pointed out this guy on youtube...

6231  Vivian "Bibi" Wong Memorial Event and Milonga (3)
Vivian "Bibi" Wong Memorial Event and Milonga Our beloved Bibi passed away on January 15, 2009 peacefully at her home in Chicago. She had fought breast cancer for 22 years with... Vivian "Bibi" Wong Memorial Event and Milonga Our beloved Bibi passed away on January 15, 2009 peacefully at her home in Chicago. She had fought...

6251  Waiting for a dance (4)
Last week at one of the practicas I went to that had for once more or less equal numbers of men/women. One lady who is a reasonable beginner asked me this question in an exasperated voice: "What do...

6146  A walk to die for! (2)
Catch Cacho Dante walking Tango in this video. If I could do nothing but walk like this I would be quite happy and so would my partner. This guy really listens and feels it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgWMs0rAcJk

6224  was Spanish - now Lunfardo (1)
At 03:45 PM 12/31/2008, Edmundo wrote: For those who want to dig deeper: http://argentinastravel.com/1831/lunfardo-a-survivors-guide-to-sl
ang-in-buenos-aires/
http://www.nacionesunidas.com/diccionarios/argentina.htm

751  Washington DC (20)
I'd like to know what classes and Milongas are available in Washington DC during September and October? Thank you, Olga Dear tangueros from Washington DC, A tango friend of...

6132  What to do when the floor is tight (3)
View Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt improvising in a small space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elMyNZId4Zc At 11:25 PM 10/16/2008, you wrote: E-mail message checked by Spyware Doctor (5.5.1.322) Database...

6141  What NOT to do when the floor is tight (1)
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJcvrw7Nic8 Dancing on a floor tile - Yes. What to do when the floor is tight - Not exactly Because - The movements should progress forward along the line of dance in...

6145  What's going on here? (12)
A recent Milonga video from Germany http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNWC76wPGOo what's going on here?..is there a line of dance? Is this Tango music? How do they reserve space to dance and what goes...

6173  Where does the lead leave off and the follow (7)
begin?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9IORQeCmsA ? Jorge Firpo, here, is?giving a demo at his class. The woman is not even named and so it is probably an advanced student.? I really like this dance....

6156  Will the lead please stand? (1)
I may be new at this but at least I can tell when the 'follow' is?doing the?leading. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9d_iOlV-aA This may be a good reason to never dance with a follow who has a rep.

6157  Will the REAL lead please stand? (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9d_iOlV-aA ? Ok I'm looking at it again and still at 1:05 into the dance it seems to me that the 'follow' takes over and begins to lead. Is this just 'good communication'...

6207  Your milonga secrets (28)
Looking back over the last couple dozen threads I see almost no mention of milongas. Do you do them? Any secrets of how to do them, and well, which you want to mention? Here is an example of a performance...


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