Humans of Tango
Why we should all be dancing tango, with Simona Ciampi

Why we should all be dancing tango, with Simona Ciampi

September 24, 2021

“If I had to pinpoint what exactly I do, I think it’s... I care. I think I care to connect.”

Italian tanguera Simona Ciampi lays out some truly enchanting reasons to dance tango and sheds light on a question I’ve had for upwards of 15 years. 

 

Producer/Host: Liz Sabatiuk | Music: "El Carillon de la Merced" by Enrique S. Discepolo, performed by Carlos Molina y Su Orquesta | Image Credit: Dos Orillas Practica de Tango Buenos Aires

 

Show Notes

Image, authenticity, and building bridges with Phi Lee Lam

Image, authenticity, and building bridges with Phi Lee Lam

August 4, 2021

Like so many tango stories, it all started in Argentina. But our heroine, Phi Lee Lam, was there to learn about farming and had no interest in donning heels to dance with men in fedoras.

Still, one thing led to another and Phi Lee found herself captivated by the Argentine dance of passion. Back home in New York City, she signed up for a tango class and embarked on an epic journey of exploration, inquiry, and connection.


Producer/Host: Liz Sabatiuk | Music: "Chapado a la antigua" by Pablo Estigarribia  | Image Credit: Monica Ramirez


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Reflections of a queer tango trailblazer with Augusto LaMarshall

Reflections of a queer tango trailblazer with Augusto LaMarshall

August 3, 2021

In 2019, Queer Tango pioneer Augusto La Marshall came to DC as a guest artist through Tango Mercurio's Queer Tango Program. In addition to teaching classes and workshops, Augusto graciously agreed to sit down at an informal brunch hosted by the DC Queer Tango Collective to answer all of the DC community’s burning questions. There was much coffee, OJ, and laughter, with the conversation meandering from the origins of tango to social codes to the future of queer tango. Here, Queer Tango Program Manager Liz Sabatiuk shares highlights and reflections from that candid, thought-provoking event.

This episode was produced in partnership with Tango Mercurio.

Producer/Host: Liz Sabatiuk | Music: “Alma de Bohemio” by Roberto Firpo, performed by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica, via the Internet Archive | Image Credit: Carlos Villamayor/Arte

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