Tango, Diasporas, and Encounters with Flor Argento
CASA Purchase, Latin American , Carribean and Latinx Studies, The Center for Engagement and the Argentine Consulate invite you to attend this week long event!
An event that celebrates the tango as a popular art that speaks about the encounter of people, music, and dance since its origins in the Rio de la Plata to our current days when it is a worldwide phenomenon performed in every corner of the world. The activities will happen on campus, White Plains, and Port Chester.
Join Flor Argento, tango dancer, curator, historian, and producer, for a day-long event, El Tango es Siempre para Adelante. The agenda will include lectures, tango workshops the the exhibition of El Tango es Siempre para Adelante, a multi-year audiovisual project celebrating the dance of the milongueros of Tango’s golden age.
More about Flor:
Flor Argento is a professional dancer and tango teacher, curator and producer born in Buenos Aires in 1976. She studied History at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Director of Besos Brujos Tango School and teacher at Milonga Parakultural Salon Canning. She was part of the prestigious Ballet Escuela Aceta of Argentina’s Ministry of Culture in 2005.
She performed and participated in shows in the main milongas of Buenos Aires and Europe together with great dancers of the golden age of tango like Tete Rusconi, Toto Faraldo and Flaco Dany, as well as with other dancers of her generation, including Jorge Lladó, Hernan Alvarez Prieto and Javier Maldonado.
She is currently devoting herself to her two passions: dancing—shows and performances—and teaching in the most renowned schools and milongas of Buenos Aires and the European circuit.
In 2018 she and Ignacio Vázquez inaugurated Last Tanda, an interactive exhibition of living heritage about the emblematic dancers of the golden age of tango (1940s and 1950s). In May/July 2020 she will go on her 19th tour in Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, and Spain).
Full Schedule of events are below:
Monday April 13th Buffer Room – Administration Building, Purchase College
- 1:00 - 3:00pm
- Introduction, Lecture on the History of Tango and Diaspora, and the dance of the milongueros of the Golden Age of Tango.
- Screening and Q&A of the short film Last Tanda (Florencia Argento, 2019)
- 3:00 - 5:00pm - Exhibition of El Tango es Siempre para Adelante and Tango Class
- Tango Class: Initiation to Tango
- Immersive 360° video experience: We invite everyone to experience a tango night with the milongueros who will show us the beauty of this popular art as a celebration.
Tuesday, April 14th- Off Campus Events:
- 3:00 - 5:00pm, Community Resource Center (134 Center Ave, Mamaroneck) Tango: The Language of Embrace in Motion (Tango Class for Everyone)
- 6:00 - 8:00 pm, White Plains Public Library (100 Martine Ave., White Plains) Tango: The Language of Embrace in Motion (Tango Class for Everyone)
Wednesday, April 15th- Off Campus Events:
Tango, Diasporas and Encounters (6:00 - 8:00pm; Argentina Consulate General and Promotion Center in New York (12 West 56 St, New York, NY)
- Reception and introduction to El Tango es siempre para adelante, part of a multi-year audiovisual project produced and curated by tango dancer, and historian, Flor Argento, celebrating the dance of the milongueros of Tango’s golden age. The activity will include a demonstration of the dance languages and styles so unique to the milongueros of the Golden Age.
- A bus for Purchase students is available. Please, register online in advance.
Thursday, April 16th (Purchase College)
- 10:30 - 12:00pm, Master Class in the Dance Conservatory: Initiation to Tango for Dancers and Non-Dancers (Studio B/DA 1006)
- 1:00 - 3:00pm - El Tango es Siempre para adelante (Center for Media, Film and Theatre, (CMFT) building; Entry Pavilion Courtyard, and Concourse Lobby)
- Screening of El Tango es Siempre para Adelante (work in progress)
- Tango class: Milonga and Improvisation for Everyone
Friday, April 17th- Off Campus Events:
- 10:30 - 12:00pm, The Bristol Assisted Living and White Plains (305 North St, White Plains)
- Tango: The Language of Embrace in Motion
This event is being co-sponsored by the Argentine Consulate.