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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



February 11, 2020

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Ongoing Tango Club of Albuquerque events at National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI) at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108. TCA will be in Studios F&G on a 2849 square foot Rosco Arabesque sprung floor. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map

Cancelled tonight: TCA Tuesday Night Milongas, 7:30-10:00pm at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in Albuquerque. $5 members; $7 non-members. 2/11 Milonga is cancelled due to weather/icy roads. Upcoming 2/18 DJ: Richard Womack.

TCA Saturday Practicas, 2:30-4:30pm at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in Albuquerque. $3 everyone. 2/15 DJ: George Simmons. Upcoming 2/22 DJ: Elizabeth Auden.




CURRENT & UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, February 16, 6:30-9:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 2/16 DJ: Leslie Jones. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming dates; 3/1, 3/15. Kellys website

Volunteers needed: TCA Members/Dancers, Wednesday, March 11, 12:00-1:00pm to dance/perform in support of the UNM Hospital Arts in Medicine Spring Series at the UNMH Richardson Pavilion (in the cafe/gift shop area). 3/11 DJ: Paul Akmajian. Interested? Contact Outreach Committee Chair, Sue Thorson: Email

TCA Tango Chats resume on Tuesdays, bi-monthly beginning on March 17 at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in Albuquerque.
3/17, Erskine Maytorena of QTango and Yukie Kawanami, international bandoneonista — an informal chat about the instrument that most defines Argentine Tango. (This chat will take place from 6:45-7:45pm in the studio next door to our Tuesday Night Milonga space, which will start on time at 7:30pm.)
5/19, Michelle McRuiz — All about what goes into being a Tango DJ.
7/21, Kipp and Phil Chynoweth — Chacarera: a short history, video, and lesson.
9/15, Daniel Boardman — Floorcraft!
More TBA.

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OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, February 15, 7:30-11:45pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 2/15 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Upcoming 3/21 DJ: Leslie Jones. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Mini Milonga, Sunday, February 16, 3:00-6:00pm at Magdalena Lily McCarson Gallery, 333 Montezuma Ave in Santa Fe. McCarson Leigh. (970)759-8403

Amilonga, Wednesday, February 19, 7:00-9:00pm at Vara Winery, 315 Alameda Park Dr NE (listed on the Vara website as 315 Alameda Blvd NE, but actually accessed from/perpendicular to Alameda Blvd; one block east of Edith Blvd) in Albuquerque 87113. Enjoy delicious tapas and Vara wines in a cozy space with concrete floor. 2/19 DJ: Doris Bartha. $10 (cash only; includes $5 voucher).
Menu and info | Map | Amilonga website

Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, February 22, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 2/22 DJ: Doris Bartha. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Next dates: 3/14, 3/28. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, February 23, 4:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 2/23 DJ: Richard Womack. Theme: Balloons & Bubbles. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook

Gustavo Benzecry Sabá & Luciana Guido, February 28-March 1, 2020 in Albuquerque. Workshop classes, milonga, performance. Body's Emotion Dance Studio | Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email | Website

Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, March 8, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe3/8 DJ: Pablo Rodriguez. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. All are welcome. Please support this wonderful venue with your consumption. SFT membership to Chama Wine Club extended to attendees. Email | Website | Venue website

Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, March 14, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 3/14 DJ: KIpp Chynoweth. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Upcoming 3/28 DJ: Garth Bawden. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

QTangoFest, March 18-22, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
Website

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, March 21, 7:30-11:45pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 3/21 DJ: Leslie Jones. $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Upcoming 5/16 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, March 28, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 3/28 DJ: Garth Bawden. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.). Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, March 29, 4:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 3/29 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. Theme: Silver Soiree. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook

Virginia Vasconi, April 1-5, 2020 at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St. #B in Santa Fe. Michael Walker. (505)795-6798 | Email

Gaby Mataloni & Ines Muzzopappa Workshops in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos, April 9-13, 2020. Albuquerque, Thurs 4/9, 7:00-10:30 pm at CSP Dance Studio, 1624 Eubank NE (south of Indian School), hosted by ATA. Email | Facebook.
Santa Fe
, Fri night 4/10; Taos, Sat 4/11 & Mon 4/13, hosted by Los Amigos del Tango. Richard Spera, (575) 613-2868 | Email

QTango Fusion Fest, May 7-10, 2020 in Albuquerque. Four live music milongas featuring 7 bands and orchestras. Blues, gypsy jazz, world music, electronica, and traditional Argentine Tango. Website

Adam and Ciko Workshop + Milonga Norteña, May 16-17, 2020 at Casa Gallina, 613 Callejon in Taos. Los Amigos del Tango. James Friedgen, Email

Monica Paz Weekend Workshop, May 28-31 in Albuquerque. Details TBA. Website | (505)244-0290

Marcos Questas & Ruta Maria Workshops in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, June 4-7, 2020. Taos, Thurs 6/4 and Santa Fe, Fri 6/5, hosted by Los Amigos del Tango. Fer Robles, Email.
Albuquerque
, Sun 6/7, 2:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw, hosted by ATA. Email | Facebook



OTHER ONGOING EVENTS | Please confirm with organizers.

Practica, Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Enter through the lower level. Free to all. DJ: Joseph Cowan. No Practica on national holidays. Joseph Cowan, Email

"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, Tuesdays, 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe, +/-7:00-10:30pm. $5 minimum consumption. 2/11 DJ: Carlos Di Stefano. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (505)983-9650 | El Meson website

Practica in Dixon, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm at Carnelian Center in Scott and Lluvia’s home in Dixon, NM. Please bring a snack. $2-5 donation. Fun, informal, well-attended. The Center is in a beautiful adobe house with nice wood floor  between the Dixon COOP market and the Post Office. More info: (505)689-2641. Feel free to call the night before and confirm it is on if you are traveling from some distance.

Tango in Taos Practica, Wednesdays at The Studio at Casa Gallina in Taos. Drills, 4:30-5:30pm; Practica, 5:30-6:30pm. Richard, (575)613-2868 | Email

Roadrunner Practica (with Eva & Pablo), Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. $5 per person, $3 for Bien Milonguero students. Las Puertas website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Practica Fridays at 747 Baca St. in Santa Fe, 8:00-10:00pm. $5. Pre-practica class, 7:00-8:00pm. $10. Jaimes Friedgen & Christa Rodriguez. Website

Tango in Blue Dance Party, second Fridays of the month, 8:00-10:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. Dance tango, blues, swing or your choice to Blues Music. Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email

Milonga de las Puertas, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. Large floor, unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. $7. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund.
Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Two Moon Tango Milonga, 3rd Saturdays of the month, 7:30-11:45pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Noches de Bohemia, some Saturdays, 7:00-10:00pm at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda, Suite B in Santa Fe. Alternative Music Milonga. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. Email | Website

Milonga Mimosa, some Saturdays, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. DJ: varies. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. $10. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

SFT Milongas, generally 1st, 2nd, or 4th weekends of the month in Santa Fe. For schedule: Email | Website

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, monthly at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. DJ: varies. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: various. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Amilonga Milongas, generally monthly in Albuquerque. Amilonga website 



CLASSES

Information on tango classes in New Mexico.



NEWS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Ricardo Vidort lived in Santa Fe with Ewa Kielczewska during the last year of his life. Ewa has worked for seven years to create a comprehensive website about this unforgettable milonguero. The project may be viewed here.


READING

Find "Ten Principles of Impeccable Floor Craft," by Daniel Boardman, and
"Why won't that person dance with me?" by Gail Womack & Michelle McRuiz,
+ more topics of tango-interest at TCA's Members' Forum.



TANGO ON THE RADIO

Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st & 3rd Saturdays on KUNM (89.9 FM), 4:15-4:45pm. Hosted by Cristina Baccin, Email
Corazón Tanguero is on Facebook (type Corazón Tanguero in search)

The Radio Tango Angeles broadcast (4/29/15) of "Destination Tango: New Mexico," featuring recorded interviews with Paul Akmajian and Liz Haight, and live interviews with Daniel Boardman and Karen Reck, is available to listen to on Apple Podcasts.



OTHER ORGANIZATIONS/GROUPS/RESOURCES

Santa Fe Tango, a tango association in Santa Fe presents milongas, lectures & more. Visit santafetango.org

QTANGO in Albuquerque. QTango performs traditional Argentine tango led by Erskine Maytorena, a second-generation tango singer, with Olga Tikhovidova on first violin, Anthony Chau on second violin, Jeremy Sment on Double Bass.
Website

505 Tango, Website (links to various organizations' event listings, etc. on social media platforms)



EVENTS IN OTHER STATES

Click HERE for a list of some current U.S. Tango Festivals and Marathons.




Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please email any additions/corrections.

 

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