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

Osvaldo Pugliese I – his compositions

Last edition discussed the life and legacy of Osvaldo Pugliese. This edition explores his legacy of compositions as played by him, including some seminal in the development of the dramatic styling of tango today.   That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image credit: By Unknown author – General Archive of the Nation [Argentina], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67123029

Tango Capital – By The Lake

The forecast for tomorrow is for 26C and partly cloudy, light winds and maybe a shower or two, but we will be back for more Covid-19-safe tango in the Tango Capital, every Tuesday throughout the summer.
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. Maintain social distancing on and off the dance-pavement.
4. Hand-sanitiser supplied.
5. Please reconsider if you have been to Sydney in the last fortnight.

Image Credit: Myk Dowling

I

Tángalo

There’s a retrospective look at Sydney-based Tángalo, who brought a new level of tango bailable to Australasia with complex arrangements and outstanding musicianship. Continuing the dancability theme, Pugliese features, exploring his unusual distinction of being a major influence on the trajectory of both tango music and how tango is danced. And there’s a quick round-up of What’s On. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit:Ann Smith – Tángalo playing the Tango Social Club of Canberra milonga on 2 June 2018.

PLAYLIST:

  • Que No Sepan Las Estrellas, meaning ‘What The Stars Do Not Know’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 3 January 1945; a tango with music composed by José Ranieri, lyrics by Alfredo Faustino Roldán, and sung by Jorge Durán.  
  • Negracha; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 24 June 1948; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Pugliese. The name is a reference to an Afro-Argentine woman.  
  • Recuerdo, meaning ‘Memory’; recorded by Julio De Caro on 9 December 1926; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Pugliese in 1924 and lyrics by Eduardo Moreno.  
  • El Apronte, meaning ‘The Hope Chest’; recorded by Roberto Firpo in 1926; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo.  
  • Farol, meaning ‘Streetlamp’; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 15 July 1943; a tango with music composed by Virgilio Expósito, lyrics by Homero Expósito, and sung by Robero Chanel. The lyrics sketch tango playing in suburbs lit by streetlights, referencing the Argentine nationalist poet Evaristo Carriego who’s poetry influenced many tango lyrics. 
  • La Yumba; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 21 August 1946; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Pugliese. The name is a reference to the deep sound of tango arrastres.  
  • Remembranzas, meaning ‘Memories’; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 4 July 1956; a tango with music composed by Mario Melfi, first recorded in 1934, lyrics by Mario Battistella, and sung by Jorge Maciel.  
  • Jacinto Chiclana, from the collection ‘Good Enough For Gringos’ released in 2013, recorded by Tángalo in 2013; a nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1965, lyrics by Jorge Luís  Borges, and sung by Emily-Rose  Sárkova and Owen Salomé. The song title is a reference to the name of an imaginary street-wise porteño, a man of Buenos Aires. 
  • Carnaval De Mi Barrio, meaning ‘Festival Of My Suburb’; from the collection ‘Good Enough For Gringos’ released in 2013, recorded by Tángalo in 2013; a tango with music and lyrics composed by Luis Rubistein, first recorded in 1938, and sung by Susie Bishop.  
  • Poema, meaning ‘Poem’; from the collection ‘Good Enough For Gringos’ released in 2013, recorded by Tángalo in 2013; a tango with music composed by Mario Melfi in 1935, lyrics by Eduardo Bianco, and sung by Susie Bishop.  
  • Dos Corazones, meaning ‘Two Hearts’; from the collection ‘Good Enough For Gringos’ released in 2013, recorded by Tángalo in 2013; a tango with music composed by Francisco Canaro, first recorded in 1944, lyrics by Ivo Pelay, and sung by Susie Bishop and Emily-Rose Sárkova.  
  • De Antaño, meaning ‘Of  Times Gone By’; from the collection ‘Good Enough For Gringos’ released in 2013, recorded by Tángalo in 2013; a milonga with music and lyrics composed by Luis Rubistein, first recorded in 1939, and sung by Susie Bishop, Emily-Rose Sárkova, and Owen Salomé.  

Image Credit: Ann Smith – Tángalo playing the Tango Social Club of Canberra milonga on 2 June 2018.

Tango Capital – By The Lake

Tomorrow will be cloudy, cooler, and clearing – so perfect for dancing. Tango Capital By The Lake is Covid-19-safe tango in the Tango Capital, every Tuesday throughout the summer.

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. Maintain social distancing on and off the dance-pavement.
4. Hand-sanitiser supplied.

Image Credit: Myk Dowling

Tango Capital – By The Lake

There will be tango! Rain is forecast tonight, but clearing tomorrow, so bring a dance partner or drop by for a chat. Covid-19-safe tango in the Tango Capital, every Tuesday throughout the summer.

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.

Image Credit: Myk Dowling