Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tonight Sunday October 26 special bookreading with Camille Cusumano, author of Tango: an Argentine Love Story

is pleased to present a special book reading and signing by Camille Cusumano
on Sunday October 26 from 6-10pm at

CAFFE TRIESTE: 1667 Market Street @ Gough
6-6:45pm Basic Introductory Tango dance class by Sonja Riket
7-8pm: Book reading, singing and Q&A by Camille Cusumano
8-10pm: Open floor Tango dancing with Live music sets.
The event is FREE with food and drink at the caffe.
Donations for the artists are welcomed.

TANGO: An Argentine Love Story
On the heels of the painful breakup of a fifteen-year relationship, Camille Cusumano heads to Buenos Aires to dance tango and deal with her grief. Her original two-and-a-half month tango vacation turns into an indefinite stay as Camille connects with an inner peace that’s eluded her for ages. As she delves into the seemingly unconnected but in fact quite parallel practices of tango and Zen, she learns that her fierceness and patience can exist in harmony.

Camille Cusumano, an editor at VIA Magazine in San Francisco for seventeen years, has written for many publications including Islands, Country Living, Yoga Journal, and others. She is the author of The Last Cannoli, and the editor of the Seal Press Love Story anthologies. When not on an adventure elsewhere in the world, she lives in San Francisco, where she practices tango and Zen.

Praise for Tango
***Tango is a remarkable addition to contemporary dharma literature. It reads like a thriller, a romance, and above all it shows the redemptive potential of a sincere spiritual practice.”
—Sylvia Boorstein, PhD, author of Happiness Is an Inside Job

***Camille Cusumano has lived out many a mid-life woman’s fantasy: packing her bags, slit skirts, and tango shoes and spending a year in Argentina. The result is a memoir that is like the dance itself: smooth, absorbing, and erotically charged.”
—Laura Fraser, author of An Italian Affair

***The transformative power of the tango embrace beautifully captured. Bravo!”
—Marina Palmer, author of Kiss & Tango

Tango Revolution is a weekly neighborhood educational project to offer anyone the opportunity to learn and experience the social aspect of Argentine Tango dance, music and history. By holding the event in an accessible café on a Sunday afternoon we encourage the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.

Tango Revolution 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 classes, workshops, cultural, awareness-and fundraising events around social issues of our time.

We hope that Tango Revolution is a fertile ground for learning about Argentine Tango, a dance and music of immigrants, which continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. Where both beginning and accomplished dancers and musicians can share the floor without obvious hierarchy. Where all gender pairings are encouraged and anyone may ask anyone to dance.

We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common ground and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. What better way to come home to ourselves and to connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a musical and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one?

Come watch, listen or join in the dance! All levels and ages are welcome. No partner or dance experience necessary.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tonight Special dance demo and music coaching!

Tango Revolution offers a special dance demo by Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera of Buenos Aires sometime between 8:30-9:30pm.
Theu will show how to dance in small places and with great connection. Don't miss it!
Their book "Embracing Tango-Techniques and Metaphores between Tango and Life" will be available for purchase.

From 7-8pm Pablo Motta will once again offer a coaching session for the Tango Revolution musical collective.

Last week we had a poetry reading by Kristyan Panzica who also surprised us with a clarinet improvisation.

Come out to enjoy and support our wonderful community Tango endeavour!