Inside the Show Tango Argentino

Inside the Show Tango Argentino


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During the dark years of the military dictatorship, Tango had fallen into oblivion all over the world, most especially in Argentina. The "Tango Argentino" show was the show that led to the worldwide revival of interest in Tango. It debuted in Paris, then conquered Broadway and, later, the whole world.

Juan Carlos Copes, Miguel Ángel Zotto, and Milena Plebs, Gloria and Rodolfo Dinzel, Gloria and Eduardo, Virulazo, and Elvira are some of the artists who participated in this legendary show and are described in great detail in this book, now known as the definitive work on Tango Argentino.

Every serious tanguero should know the history of the revival of Tango and this book is for them.

What a book! It enchants immediately, like the show, taking us to the beginnings of Tango, accompanying us in its history, gradually creating the irresistible desire of Tango in the reader.

In the book, we come face to face with the myths of the dancers, musicians, and singers. It tells us some gossip about the fights and jealousies behind the scenes and tells us also about the creation of the costumes, now iconic in the worlds of theater and fashion. We also read that Lady Diana and the Japanese Emperor Hirohito were so enchanted by the Tango that they wanted to learn it.

It is finally confirmed: only by knowing the beginning of this new era, we can better understand its current global success.

Tango is a universal language!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078767804
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 01/25/2020
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Antón Gazenbeek is a highly talented, young tango dancer, choreographer, teacher, investigator, and historian. Antón has studied both social and stage tango with the best master teachers in Argentina and is an extremely versatile dancer and specializes in the style of Maestro Antonio Todaro.

Big stars such as Guillermina Quiroga, Alicia Monti, Susana Rojo, and Carina Losano chose Antón as their partner for tours, shows, special exhibitions and teaching. He also has performed at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Lincoln Center in NYC, and the tango festivals of New York and the World Tango Festival in Buenos Aires for 2005 and 2006 and has appeared on television programs broadcast all over Latin- and North America on channels such as ABC, The Travel Channel, The Tourist Channel, Canal 26 Argentina, NHK Japanese TV, South African TV as well as Univision and Telemundo Mexican TV.

As a tango professor, he has given tango classes in all the major cities of the United Status, Argentina, Japan, Korea, and China. All Antón’s teaching is based on his historic research. He is one of the very few tango teachers in the world with the ability to explain and demonstrate the authentic origin of each style he teaches.
He has starred in five tango teaching DVDs which have had great success worldwide and is the choreographer, creator and artistic director of the show “Anthropology of Tango Dance”.

Specialties: After nine years of collecting all types of photographic and video material related to tango he has put together the largest and most important tango video collection in the world. He has written articles for many magazines and is a highly recognized expert on the show “Tango Argentino” and on the life of Antonio Todaro and is constantly consulted to collaborate on articles about those topics.

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