Saturday, March 24, 2007

Tango Revolution at Station 40 Sunday!

Join us for a relaxing Sunday of Tango music and dance and an informative movie at:

from 6-10pm (or later?)

3030B 16th Street (b/w Valencia & Mission)
Opposite Bart: Mission & 16th

6-7pm Movie: Las Madres: the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo
7-8pm Introductory Tango lesson
8-10pm (or later?) Argentine Tango Social Dance
DJ John Chang
Donation: $3

(415) 661.1852

Tango Revolution commemorates the 30th anniversary of the military coup in Argentina by showing a documentary film on the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo: a group of courageous mothers who since 1977 continue to demonstrate every Thursday in front of the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina to demand justice for the disappearance of their children and other 30.000 people.

Tango Revolution is a bi-weekly neighborhood educational project to learn and experience the social aspect of Argentine Tango dance, music and history. It is a program of Intimate Embrace Tango, which envisions Argentine Tango as a Relational Matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and the world. We organize awareness-and fundraising events around critical issues of our time.

Come learn about the history of the country where Tango was born, then take a beginning Tango class or practice your dance in the relaxing, non-intimidating atmosphere of this intimate community space.
Non-dancers can watch the moves and immerse themselves in the beautiful Tango music. We extend an open invitation to aspiring tango musicians to jam together and practice their skills with the dancers in a receptive and energetic environment.

We hope that Tango Revolution is a fertile ground for learning about Argentine Tango, a social dance and music of immigrants, which continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. Where both beginning and accomplished dancers/musicians can share the floor without obvious hierarchy. Where all gender pairings are encouraged and anyone may ask anyone to dance. Where we can find a Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary.

Come watch, listen or join in the dance! All levels and ages are welcome