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Gift Ideas for Tanguer@s

Dec 18th, 2016 by Bärbel | 0

Gift Ideas for Tanguer@s

Christmas – Weihnachten – Jul 2016

Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for tango dancers, newbies, or do you wanna treat yourself? These gifts might be exactly what you are looking for in order to create happy faces under the Christmas tree.


Why not give someone a special gift? Or simply treat yourself? I am offering private tuition in Bream (The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire). Ask about our personalised Gift Vouchers. Email Bärbel Rücker | Tanzbar info@tanzbar.dk or SMS 07474 612701.

Christmas OFFER 6-for-5 Private ClassesChristmas OFFER 6-for-5 PRIVATE CLASSES available until 24th December 2016 (valid from purchase until end of May 2017) (6x 60 min) £200 (16.6% discount). One voucher per person/couple.

Private tuition is an effective approach for learning, and is also useful when combining with other kinds of classes. You will benefit greatly from the private classes, either as leader or follower. Lessons can also be offered to couples.

Here are some recent comments about my teaching.

Tango Books

Michael Lavocah: Tango Stories: Musical Secrets Paperback – 13 Dec 2014

Michael Lavocah: Tango Stories: Musical Secrets
Paperback – 13 Dec 2014

In this unique book, Michael Lavocah takes you on a compelling journey through tango music. He introduces the key individuals who shaped tango history, telling their stories in a series of lively vignettes. Engaging, entertaining and passionate, Tango Stories: Musical Secrets has been embraced by tango dancers around the world as the definitive guide to tango dance music.

German editionTango-Geschichten: Was die Musik erzählt von Michael Lavocah, Taschenbuch – 5. März 2015

French editionHistoires de tango: secrets d’une musique by Michael Lavocah, Paperback – 1 Feb 2016

Spanish editionHistorias de Tango: la música nos lleva by Michael Lavocah, Paperback – 16 May 2015

Michael Lavocah: Tango Masters: Anibal Troilo: Volume 1
Paperback – 31 Jul 2014

In this book, the first in a series called Tango Masters, Michael Lavocah (author of Tango Stories, Musical Secrets) explains Troilo’s music to the modern dancing public. He introduces the musicians in the orchestra, helping you to hear them within the music, and then takes you through the dance recordings, paying special attention to the relationship between the music and the lyrics – a key factor to understanding this orchestra. Incorporating an invaluable discography, ‘Tango Masters: Aníbal Troilo’ allows the reader to follow Troilo’s journey as his music grows in sophistication, learning how to listen, and thus to feel, with more understanding and depth.

David Thomas: Getting To Know: Twenty Tango Orchestras
Paperback – 1 Oct 2016

If you are interested in Argentine Tango and wanna know more about the different tango orchestras, David Thomas’ book is a good start. He will talk you through the main 20 orchestras you will be dancing to at the milongas. His style is entertaining and he offers playlists too.

I am Tango

María Oliva: I Am Tango. Biography of María Nieves
Paperback – 2016

After several months of interviews with María Nieves, the author of this book was able to shape a biography, and, with marvellous generosity, relinquished her first person voice to the dancer who transcended borders and represented Argentina to the world. In this book María Nieves is sensitively led to tell about her life: her darkest and her happiest moments.

Die Maestros des Tango ArgentinoSusanne Mühlhaus: Die Maestros des Tango Argentino I: Vier spannende Portraits und ein Interview
Taschenbuch – 28. Juli 2016

Hier kann man sich ein Bild über die großen Maestros machen: Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Mariano ‘Chicho’ Frumboli, Rodrigo ‘Joe’ Corbata, Lucila Cionci, Carlos Espinoza & Noelia Hurtado, Maria Ines Bogado & Sebastian Jimenez – Ihr Werdegang, ihr Unterricht, ihre Unterrichtsphilosophie, was sie über den Tango denken u.v.m. Bestellbar bei Amazon.de. Leseproben auf www.sutango.com unter „Publikationen“.

Veronica Toumanova: Why Tango: Essays on learning, dancing and living tango argentino: Volume 1
Paperback – 8 Sep 2015

If you are interested in Argentine tango you know that, as Veronica writes in one of her essays, “Tango, no matter your involvement in it, becomes a kind of a world separate from the rest, with its own particular joys, sorrows, difficulties, rules, goals and pleasures.” And in this world there are both happiness and suffering. Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced dancer, in Veronica’s essays you will discover a rich source of knowledge and inspiration as she tackles complex psychological, social and pedagogical issues in tango as a social dance and a performing art.

The Meaning of Tango: The Story of the Argentinian DanceChristine Denniston  (Author), Gloria Arquimbau (Foreword), Eduardo Arquimbau (Foreword): The Meaning of Tango: The Story of the Argentinian Dance
Hardcover – 27 Sep 2007

‘The Meaning of Tango’ traces the roots of this captivating dance, from it’s birth in the poverty stricken Buenos Aires, the craze of the early 20th century, right up until it’s revival today, thanks to shows such as Strictly Come Dancing. This book offers history, knowledge, teachings and in-sights which makes it valuable for beginners, yet its in-depth analysis makes it essential for experienced dancers. It is an elegant and cohesive critique of the fascinating tale of the Tango, which not only documents its culture and politics, but is also technically useful.

Tango on DVD

Our Last Tango (2015) – Un tango más (original title)
Documentary, Musical by German Kral

The life and love story of Argentina’s famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart. [source imdb]

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