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
- A little more about Queer Tango Collective.
- And more about Mariana Docampo’s “Tango Queer” in Buenos Aires.
- Here are two videos of Mariana Docampo and Soledad Nani, the dancers who first inspired Phi Lee to start studying tango.
- And a couple of Carla Marano, Phi Lee’s mentor, leading and following.
- And last but never least, Mariano “Chicho” Frúmboli! Behold, the absolute best tango video ever (IMHO), one of the first tango videos I fell in love with, and one more just for fun. (Remember, people, this is all IMPROVISED!)