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Tango Cruise

I've just been reading through the Tango Cruise.com program for next year - oh my, so many beautiful places to travel and to Tango. Fancy a tango cruise around South America, The Baltic Sea, The Norweigan Fjords or Istanbul to Rome? Just to name a few of the places that they will be travelling to next year. Come along with me and have a little dream for next year... a few little snippets to whet your tango travel appetite...


Tango Cruise South America
Feb 26th - Mar 15th, 2015:
Enjoy the inherent natural beauty of South America

Itinerary of your "once in a lifetime" cruise:
Buenos Aires - Montevideo -
Punta del Este - Puerto Madryn -
Cape Horn - Ushuaia -
Straight of Magellan - Punta Arenas -
Chilenean Fjords - Puerto Montt -
Valparaiso


TANGO:
There will be the opportunity on board to build on your Tango skills by attending the tango classes in small groups with Adriana Duré and Felipe Martinez. Private lessons can also be arranged. Of course, nightly Milongas compliment this extraordinary cruise. In some ports, we also organise Milongs in "special ambience" and where ever possible, together with the local tango communities.




Preview: Tango Cruise from Istanbul to Rome
June 20th - 27th, 2015

The cruise starts in Istanbul and ends in Rome..
Itinerary: Istanbul - Mykonos - Athens La Valletta/Malta - Catania - Amalfi/Salerno - Civitavecchia/Rome
Dancing Tango in Mykonos, Athens, La Valletta and in Sicily
Tango Workshop with Adriana Duré and Felipe Martinez: "Estilo Milonguero à la Buenos Aires“



Tango Cruise Baltic Sea and Saint Petersburg - preview
July 19th - 26th, 2015

Highlight: Overnight stay with Milonga in Saint Petersburg
Dancing Tango in Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki and Riga
Tango Workshops on board


Visit www.tango-cruise.com
Program for 2015

Find them on facebook under: Bailando Tango Cruise

Luna Tango - Alli Sinclair

I was delighted to be asked to share Alli Sinclair's latest work Luna Tango...

About Luna Tango...

Desperate to understand the reason her mother abandoned her twenty years ago to become a world-class tango dancer, journalist Dani McKenna delves into the world of tango in the hope of exposing decades of lies and deception that have threatened three generations of her family.

When Dani meets the enigmatic Carlos Escudero—a revered tango dancer and man of intense passion—they work together to help her understand why her grandmother lives in fear of all things tango, and how the brutal murder of a tango music legend in Buenos Aires now affects her family.

Luna Tango is now available in print and ebook! click here to visit Alli Sinclair and find out more about Luna Tango

Alli Sinclair is Australian born but considers herself a citizen of the world. She spent her early adult years traveling the globe, intent on becoming an Indiana Jones in heels. She scaled mountains in Nepal, Argentina, and Peru, rafted the Ganges, and rode a camel in the Sahara. Argentina and Peru became her home for a few years and when she wasn’t working as a mountain or tour guide, Alli could be found in the dance halls dancing the tango, salsa, merengue, and samba.

All of these adventures made for fun storytelling and this is when she discovered her love of writing. Alli’s stories combine her passion for exotic destinations, the quirks of human nature, and the belief that everyone can dance, even if it’s to their own beat.

Alli currently serves on the committee of Romance Writers of Australia as Events Liaison.

Information from allisinclairauthor.wordpress.com

Argentine Tango for people with Parkinsons

Port Macquarie Argentine Tango dancers have been supporting people with Parkinsons by teaching them how to Tango. The Argentine Tango class for people with Parkinsons in Port Macquarie is being held on Wednesday mornings at Rotary Hall, Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie.

Contact: Sheila or Russell on 0438 894 964 or find them on facebook at Unforgettable Dancing. NBN News did a recent interview with the group - you can watch the video here... NBN News Parkinsons Sufferers turn to Tango

Links to videos for Parkinsons patients

Tango DJ... Creating Cortinas

'Sprinkle in the cortinas and stir gently'... says Patrick Laderman. What is a cortina? In Argentine Tango, a cortina is the piece of music played between tandas (3-4 pieces of music) at a milonga (a tango dance). When the DJ plays the cortina, it lets the dancers know that the tanda has has ended, and that it is time to leave the floor.

How long is the cortina music? Milonga 101 link here

If you would like to create your own unique cortina and have been wondering how to go about it...

What is your preferred cortina at a dance? A danceable or non danceable piece?

Links to DJ articles:

  • The Organic Tango School has an article Tango DJ 101 a Long Dark Night at Dabney Hall by Homer Ladas the link can be found here
  • "As a DJ, the greatest compliment is not what people say. The greatest compliment is after you check volume levels and look for a dance partner to discover that nobody is available to dance because everyone dancing." Argentine Tango DJ Basic Outline PDF click here
  • Tanda of the week"

    In Spanish cortina means curtain.

  • Vanina Bilous

    "The mission I have is to preserve a part of the living history of Tango as told first hand by it's protagonists"

    Watch Tango Partners' Brain Waves Synchronise

    Ever wonder what happens in the brains of tango dancers? The mind boggles - should we go there? Well someone has been wondering, and experimenting...

    Neuro Tango Experiment by Suzanne Dikker - brain awareness week

    If someone asked you, if you would take part in a live brain experiment, what would your answer be? I'm sure I'd say 'no way'. However these willing couples have allowed Suzanne Dikker, a neuroscientist at NYU, to experiment on theirs. In these videos we get to have a peep into tango dancers' brains.

    Neuro Tango on facebook

    Link to Daily Dot article

    Thank you to Damian Thompson Tango for sharing the article from Daily Dot on facebook.


    Damian Thompson and Julianne Martens dancing at Carnavon Gorge Australia

    Platypus Reign Damian's youtube site
    JediTango Damian's Blog

    Tango Sunshine Coast Festival - Queensland - May 9-11 2014

    Tango Sunshine Coast Festival 9th-11th May 2011.
    Where: Millwell Road Community Centre, Maroochydore Queensland.
    Website Link: www.tangoscf.com