10/9/18 O&A NYC Dance/Film: Rudolph Nureyev as Valentino in Tango Scene with Vaslav Nijinsky from Valentino

Valentino-PosterRudolph Nureyev as Valentino- the world’s greatest lover dances the tango with the world’s greatest male dancer.  Continue reading

9/22/17 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: (Tango Queer)// A Don Agustín Bardi – Francisco y Lucrecio

Dancers Francisco Solá and Lucrecio Robledo perform Tango Queer directed by Carla Gutiérrez Yáñez, Belén Gutiérrez Yáñez videographer. Continue reading

3/1/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Rudolf Nureyev: Rudolph Valentino and Vaslav Nijinsky Tango Scene from the film Valentino

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Rudolph Nureyev as Valentino, a biographical drama film very loosely based on the life of Rudolph Valentino, directed by Ken Russell in 1977. In this scene former dance hall performer Rudolpho Valentino dances a tango with dance legend Ballet Russe star Vaslav Nijinsky. Continue reading

(REPOST) 6/15/16 O&A NYC DANCE: 5 Incredible Argentine Tango Performances

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Lots can be said about performance tango but I am a lot more of a milonga kind-of-guy. Milongas are social dance parties at the dance halls that are less formal, less rigid, and much more nuanced by the small dance floors and relationships that form. Milongas are a place to find “under the radar” performance gems. Here are my top 5 picks of the best Argentine Tango performances at milongas in 2014 (new rankings based on viewers’ choice): Continue reading

5/15/15 O&A Shall We Dance Friday: 5 Incredible Argentine Tango Performances

Shall We Dance

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Lots can be said about performance tango but I am a lot more of a milonga kind-of-guy. Milongas are social dance parties at the dance halls that are less formal, less rigid, and much more nuanced by the small dance floors and relationships that form. Milongas are a place to find “under the radar” performance gems. Here are my top 5 picks of the best Argentine Tango performances at milongas in 2014 (new rankings based on viewers’ choice):

1. Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda Performing at Dance Manhattan (NYC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               

2. Ismael Ludman & Maria Mondino at Timisoara Tango Story (Timisoara, Romania)

3. Michael Nadtochi & Eleanora Kalganova at Prischepov Milonga (Russia,Moscow)

4. Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne – The Great Milonga at Goldcoast Ballroom (Coconut Creek, FL)

5. Claudio Gonzalez & Melina Brufman – Milonga Apertura at Rosario Tango Festival (Rosario, Argentina)

Written by Vlad Shifrin for Danceus.org

 

 

Rudolf Nureyev: Rudolpho Valentino and Vaslav Nijinsky Tango Scene from the film Valentino

Valentino-Poster

Rudolph Nureyev as Valentino. A biographical drama film very loosely based on the life of Rudolph Valentino, directed by Ken Russell in 1977. In this scene former dance hall performer Rudolpho Valentino dances a tango with dance legend Ballet Russe star Vaslav Nijinsky. Continue reading