Friday, 26 December 2014 10:04

THE BOXING DAY TANGO

Hosted by Tony Walker of Tango on the Thames, lift your holiday celebrations with Argentinean tango in The Clore Ballroom.

Get here early for a taster class, watch a tango demonstration and then get stuck in yourself and dance the afternoon away.

Live music provided by Tango Al Toque, led by Tim Sharp (piano), Martin Espindola (guitar, bandoneon and vocals) and Anna Clarence (violin).

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

Free


26 December 2014, 15:00pm - 19:00pm

Published in News
Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:13

The UK Festival & Championship 2014

June will bring some exiting news to the London tango scene.  

The UK Championship will be runing the 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2014 

Click on read more to see the full program...

Published in Featured Events
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:36

Tango documentary from grupo gotan

I found this fantastic 5 parts documentary from the Grupo Gotan base in USA.  

It is a serie of shorts about different aspects of the tango.

you can find there website with the list of links

http://www.gttango.com/documentary.php

You can see the youtube chanel at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/GrupoGotanTango

Published in Tango Video-Clips
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 11:43

The Unique Tango Poster

 

• Poster measures: (70 x 100cm / 27,559 x 39,37 Inches )

• 950 illustrious names that make up the history of tango.

• 70 pictures of the most influential composers and musicians.

Now you can buy this beautifull poster in London...

Published in History and Origins

I belive that folow the music is the most important thing in the tango learning process.

If we know how to walk and step on the beat in an elegant embrace we can said that we are dancing.

I research some video tutorials about tango musicality online and put them together. I hope you like them.

Published in Technique
Saturday, 29 March 2014 15:18

Have you tried Tango On The Thames?

Tango On The Thames:

Thanks to David Crankshaw to share this information with us.

Have you any dancing plans this weekend?

Tomorrow, Sunday 30 March 2014, we have the monthly Tango on the Thames in London on HMS President, Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0HJ. It is between Temple and Blackfriars stations.

 

Published in Featured Events

Don't miss the the U.K premiere of Tango Negro a documentary which explores the African roots of the iconic dance which is famously associated with Argentina.

The screening will be at The Cambria a beautiful and very friendly pub close to Loughborough Junction.

Read more to find out where and when...

 

Published in Films & Books
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:02

Last days of tango at The Light Bar

Light Bar will be closing its doors for good on March 26th 2014

Looks like will be the lasts days of tango at the light bar.

It is a pitty It was a very friendly milonga at tuesdays in the heart of Shoreditch.

Published in News
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 17:45

The first Lyrics of Tango

The first Lyrics from 1870 and come from the Andalusian tango. Then local musicians modify those adapting them to the local medium.

Only in the late nineteenth century Tango is considered as such, and begin to have their own professional lyricists. Is unanimously regarded as the first great tango lyricist Angel Villoldo.

Published in History and Origins
Friday, 29 March 2013 11:17

Origin of the word Tango

Among the many mysteries that encloses the tango, the first is their own name. The tango voice in African cultures, Hispanic and colonial.

According to some theories, derive from tang tango that one of the languages ​​spoken in the black continent means to feel, touch and approach. Among the Bantu, in addition, there are two languages ​​that are called tanga and tangui.

Published in History and Origins
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