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Tango Talk: Untangle the History of Argentine Tango

Untangle the History of Argentine Tango: Multimedia lecture by S. Alexandra Russell

Liberated ladies in seedy neighborhoods, señorita-starved stevedores dancing with each other to the soulful strains of a squeezebox, gaucho guitarists or carnival processions—where did the tango come from?

Explore the surprising history of the quintessential Argentine art form through excerpts from source documents, music samples, video clips, and more, in an hour-long presentation, followed by a dance lesson.

Time: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Introductory tango lesson at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Great Hall , 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown

Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Tango Mercurio.


About S. Alexandra Russell

Avid tango dancer and instructor S. Alexandra Russell is a writer, editor and translator who has published articles about tango in The Washington Post and International Musician. She holds a master’s degree in scientific and technical translation from the University of Paris and recently completed a graduate school course, "The Social and Political History of the Tango," at FLACSO University, Buenos Aires.