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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tango Movie and Milonga - "Tango with a Twist"

***Introducing a new tango event to Nelson***
Movie and Milonga night on the 3rd Friday of the Month.
This is the perfect chance to bring along your non dancing friends to watch a tango movie or documentary and then get a glimpse of tango afterwards at the milonga.
Where: The Masonic Hall, 107 Nile St, Nelson
When: 17 May 2013
Time: Movie starts at 7pm followed by milonga
What to bring: You, friends, dinner if you like, pillows if you want to sit on the floor (chairs will be provided!)
Cost: $15 for the whole evening
BYO, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided
The first documentary I will show is one dear to my heart.  "Tango with a Twist"
Filmed in Buenos Aires in 2007, Tango with a Twist is a series of interwoven stories about a group of amateur dancers - gay, straight and "fluid" - who embark on a journey of discovery from the my dance school in Sydney to the birth place of tango Buenos Aires,  under my protective wing! "As they grapple with the many challenges of learning this most intimate dance, they also grow in unexpected ways.  Down to each, funny and poignant, it's all about the search for love, finding the confidence to express your true self, and the joy we feel when we connect with others through music and dance." 
The director Nicki Pile wrote this about her documentary and I think she absolutely succeeded ...."I hope that Tango with a Twist conveys at least a glimmer of the sense of connection, joy and solace that the tango offers to all who fall into its seductive embrace, regardless of their sexual orientation or their standard of dance."
Please bring your friends and join me on May 17 to celebrate "tango without borders".

 “Tango cannot change the world but it can change you, and you can change the world”

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