It’s a Spring Fling Milonga

After a wonky winter, there’s reason for us to celebrate the emergence of sunny warm weather. So, how about we ditch our dark colors at home, and brighten up this milonga with some pastel shades? DJ Thierry will put a spring in your step with his selection of sweet dreamy tango tunes while Suni showers you with her sunny glow as she welcomes you to the milonga. If you have friends looking for new beginnings, tell them about the FREE intro lesson from 8.00 – 9.00PM.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015
FREE Intro Class: 8.00 – 9.00PM
Milonga: 9.00PM – 1.00AM

Location: Arthur Murray Durham Studio, 7001 Fayetteville Road, #135, Durham, NC 27713
Light snacks will be provided.

Milonga $10 Students $5 with ID

Queer Argentine Tango Workshop

Friday, April 17th at 5.30PM

Location: The Carrack Modern Art, 111 W Parish St, Durham, NC

$15 per person

Queer tango is a new way to dance Argentine tango, free from traditional heteronormative codes. It engages the elegance and complexity of the dance form without pre-established roles according to gender, regularly switching roles between leader and follower.

Workshop description:
After a playful warm-up designed to foster body awareness, contact with oneself, our partner, and fluidity of movement, we will dive into Argentine Tango principles such as leading/following, embrace, shift of weight and walking. We will deeply work on the above principles in order to access the heart of Argentine tango: improvisation around the structure. Regularly changing roles will allow us to refine communication and increase possibilities of play.

Instructors bios:
Murielle Elizéon is a French dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has worked in dance and performance since 1995 and with various choreographers and theater directors throughout Europe and the US. She teaches both amateurs and professionals in various dance companies, schools and institutions internationally. Her choreographic work has been presented in France, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Poland and Germany. Performing and teaching tango for nearly 10 years, she furthered her education in 2010 in Buenos Aires. Her tango teachers have included Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Bruno Tombari y Mariangeles Camaño, Eugenia Parilla, Michelle Marsidi and Joachim Dietiker.

Aubrey Griffith-Zill is a professional dancer, dynamic performer, and enthusiastic instructor who has trained and taught both in the United States and abroad. During her dance career she has worked with such respected groups and individuals as Cobo Brother Dance Company (NC) Juan Matos (Barcelona), Mouaze (Paris), Santo Rico (NYC), and Gresille Ponce (NJ). She embodies a natural sense of art in motion. Her unique philosophy, born from a passion for dance, exudes a deep understanding of the
natural connection between movement, rhythm, and nature.

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Alicia Pons & Luis Rojas coming back to Durham in May

Durham Tango is happy to announce that Alicia and Luis are coming back!!!!!

MAY 29-31, 2015

Save the date for a big weekend with Maestros Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas celebrating the 10th anniversary visit of Alicia Pons in Durham. Connection, musicality, passion, authentic style….all in one package!

This will be a fun and exciting weekend!!!!

Registration to open soon!!!

Alicia & Eduardo

Need a lodge or a ride?

If you need a ride or someone to host you or if you are willing to drive or let someone sleep on your couch, please feel free to join this Facebook group:

Triangle Tango Ride Share & Hosting

This is a closed Facebook group, meaning those who are interested must send a request to join the group. Once you’re in, you may post your request to the group’s wall. Posts to the wall can only be seen by members of the group. Like other Facebook groups, members will receive notifications when others have posted to the wall.

Please spread the word about this new service for Triangle Tango members!

Talk A Tango – The Bandoneon – Part III,

Anibal Troilo “Pichuco”, also known as “El Gordo” (the fat man), was an icon of the greatest period of tango music and his name remains a symbol of both Tango and Buenos Aires. Troilo was a great bandoneón player, conductor, and composer. He inspired and continues inspiring generations of tango musicians around the world.

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