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Please support Tango Con*Fusión in accepting a tremendous opportunity to perform and teach in
Tango Con*Fusión: Who We Are
“As women trained and versed in traditional Argentine Tango, we deeply respect traditional tango, cherish the experience of dancing with men, and love to lead. To the objection ‘Women who lead are destroying the dance,’ we say: We in no way diminish what exists and will always exist. Male leaders and female followers will forever pair and enjoy tango. But this dynamic disallows women a leadership role, and denies the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community a partnering resonant with identity. We counter this exclusion. We contend that in the 21st century, tango, like all living art forms – like all living beings – will evolve. We wish to be part and parcel of that evolution.”
Tango Con*Fusión is honored to receive a second invitation to perform and host a San Francisco-Theme Práctica at the 2nd Annual Buenos Aires Queer Tango Festival. In addition, Christy Coté & Chelsea Eng have been invited to teach in the official Festival line-up.
Mariana Falcón, co-chair of the Festival, explains that the event has two sides. On the one hand, it addresses tango within the LGBT community; on the other, it addresses the still controversial idea of women partnering women in tango. Virtually non-existent in the mainstream tango scene in
Falcón notes that foreigners regularly flock to
How? – With your help!
The Festival will cover Tango Con*Fusión’s accommodations and per diem. The company requests support of their round-trip air travel (SFO to Buenos Aires Ezeiza) via monetary donations. The company’s acceptance presently hinges on donor support! (Tango Con*Fusión is part of Social Dance Cultures a 501c3 non-profit and will provide official receipts for tax deductions.)
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