Osvaldo Fresedo

Osvaldo Fresedo, bandoneonista & orquesta leader. Credit: Vicki Chou

Last edition discussed the life and legacy of Osvaldo Fresedo. This edition explores his legacy of smooth danceable tangos—and a couple of milongas.    That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Vicki Choh

Tango Capital By The Lake

Lakeside reflections: 2 February 2021

Only three more evenings of dancing tango By The Lake this summer. Come and check in for some some Covid-19-safe tango by Lake Burley Griffin on 9 February.

DAY: Tuesdays, from 1 December to the end of February.
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm (unless actually raining)
WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes. In front of the Reconciliation Monument on the south bank of Lake Burley Griffin, near the Waterfront Restaurant, Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra.
COVID-19 SAFETY:
1. Bring a partner, or pair up on the spot; either way, no changing partners.
2. Register when you arrive using the Check-In Canberra app, or on paper.
3. Please reconsider if you have been to Victoria in the last fortnight.
4. Maintain social distancing on and off the dance-pavement.
5. Hand-sanitiser supplied.

Maggie Ferguson – Bandoneonista

Australian bandeonista Maggie Ferguson has been a constant in the growth of tango in Australia since early this century. That discussion is paired with a brief look at the life and legacy of bandoneonista and orquesta leader Osvaldo Fresedo, and there’s a brief round-up of upcoming tango events. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Ann Smith

Tango Capital – Back By The Lake!

The Bureau of Metereology says that dancing is forecast! Well, actually they said the day will be mid-twenties and probably dry….so….that means we are back! Looking forward to seeing you for some Covid-19-safe tango By The Lake this evening, 2 February.

DAY: Tuesdays, from 1 December to the end of February.
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm (unless actually raining)
WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes. In front of the Reconciliation Monument on the south bank of Lake Burley Griffin, near the Waterfront Restaurant, Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra.
COVID-19 SAFETY:
1. Bring a partner, or pair up on the spot; either way, no changing partners.
2. Register when you arrive using the Check-In Canberra app, or on paper.
3. Please reconsider if you have been to Western Australia in the last fortnight.
4. Maintain social distancing on and off the dance-pavement.
5. Hand-sanitiser supplied.

Image Credit: Ann Smith – Reflexiones

Tango Abroad

In memoriam: Raúl Jaurena (26 August 1941 – 5 January 2021)

This edition steps out to explore some of the tango music being produced outside Argentina, in France, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, and the USA. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: CD covers for the music acknowledged in the playlist.

Tango Capital – By The Lake

9 couples dancing …and then some more people arrived!

Tomorrow is Tuesday, so it must be time to tango…at Tango Capital By The Lake, bringing Covid-19-safe dancing to Canberra, all summer long.

DAY: Tuesdays, from 1 December to the end of February.
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm (unless actually raining).
WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes. In front of the Reconciliation Monument on the south bank of Lake Burley Griffin, near the Waterfront Restaurant, Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra.
COVID-19 SAFETY:
1. Bring a partner, or pair up on the spot; either way, no changing partners.
2. Register when you arrive using the Check-In Canberra app, or on paper.
3. Please reconsider if you have been to Sydney or the Northern Beaches in the last fortnight.
4. Maintain social distancing on and off the dance-pavement.
5. Hand-sanitiser supplied.

Image Credit: Ann Smith – 9 couples, and then some more people arrived!

Osvaldo Pugliese II – his interpretations

Overflowing from the last edition, this edition explores Pugliese’s interpretations of other composers. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Graffito of Osvaldo Pugliese found in Buenos Aires.  Assumed to be own work by Pablo-flores (based on copyright claims). CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=619344

Tango Capital – By The Lake

Hand-sanitiser – check … Sun-block – check …looks like it’s all go for tango tomorrow, 12 January (Hawaiian shirts optional!). That’s Tango Capital By The Lake, bringing Covid-19-safe dancing to Canberra, all summer long.

DAY: Tuesdays, from 1 December to the end of February.
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm (unless actually raining)
WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes. In front of the Reconciliation Monument on the south bank of Lake Burley Griffin, near the Waterfront Restaurant, Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra.
COVID-19 SAFETY:
1. Bring a partner, or pair up on the spot; either way, no changing partners.
2. Register when you arrive using the Check-In Canberra app, or on paper.
3. Please reconsider if you have been to Sydney or Queensland in the last fortnight.
4. Maintain social distancing on and off the dance-pavement.
5. Hand-sanitiser supplied.

Image Credit: Myk Dowling