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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21 PARADISO IS CLOSED - REOPENS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28
DECEMBER SCHEDULE

Dear Tango friends,
We will be closed on Friday November 21 and will open Friday November 28.

FRIDAY NOV. 28 SPECIAL PRE-MILONGA MUSICALITY CLASS for tango dancers with
participation of MOSHE SHULMAN @8:30 


 This class will give an important insight into the musical structure of tango, vals and milonga – and how to use it on a dance floor.

Reservations are encouraged and appreciated:paradiso-tango@gmail.com

* Moshe Shulman is a professional musician: 
  • violin, viola, bandoneon and accordion player, 
  • composer and a founder of Buffalo Tango Orkestra. 
  • He received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and a 
  • PhD in composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB).


Moshe formed the Buffalo Tango Orkestra in summer 2012 – and, since its first performance in August 2012, the orchestra has appeared at various tango venues in Europe and North America. 

Currently Moshe is on the Music Faculty at University of Buffalo and composer in residence with the Commonwealth Lyric Theater in Boston.

Class only: $17 p/p
Class & milonga: $17 p/p
Milonga only: $12 p/p
Students with ID: class & milonga-$10 p/p: class only $6 p/p: milonga only $6 p/p

Milonga: follows class till about 1:00 a.m.
  • d.j. TIBOR

Friday December Schedule

  • December 5: d.j. Jorge
  • December 12: d.j. Jason Jiang
  • December 19: d.j. Jorge
  • December 26: d.j. Berenice




Special Event Friday December 26
"BLACK and WHITE BALL"
**details forthcoming**




 




All events at 
The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., 1.5 blocks north of Bloor St.W.
Toronto, ON
TTC: Bloor St W. subway, exit Delaware/Ossington
Parking:
Free on Dovercourt till midnight
Free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 pm
$2 per car at adjacent Salvation Army Lot, obtain permit from organizers

FRIDAY NOV. 14 ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER QUARTET of BUENOS AIRES plays danceable music

Friday Nov. 14 
PARADISO welcomes

ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER QUARTET 
"buenos aires" danceable music!


ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER (of Buenos Aires) 
and his WONDERFUL QUARTET WILL APPEAR AT PARADISO on FRIDAY NOV. 14. 

This quartet developed its own danceable style based on the music of the GOLDEN AGE tango orquestras, Di Sarli, D'Angelis, D'Arienzo, Pugliese, & Troilo. 
This ensemble follows the idea of the "ORQUESTA TIPICA" with a modern sound. 


NOT TO BE MISSED! 







Tango Class: 8:30
Milonga follows class till late
$12 p/p for class only
$25 p/p for class and milonga
$25 p/p for milonga only

d.j.: JASON JIANG 


FOR RESERVATIONS: paradiso-tango@rogers.com

PARADISO is located at
THE DOVERCOURT HOUSE, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., (1.5 blocks north of Bloor)

TTC: Bloor W. subway, exit at Delaware/Ossington
Free Parking: Bloor St. W. from 9:00 pm
Free Parking: Dovercourt Rd. till midnight
or $2 per car at adjacent Salvation Army parking lot, obtain permit from organizers!

"for the love of tango" 
Paradiso in its 18th year of continuous Friday evening Milongas!

Tango Milonguero - Alberto Dassieu y Paulina Spinoso



A GREAT DANCER! WE WILL MISS THIS WONDERFUL MAN WITH A GENEROUS HEART AND A MAN WHO HAS DEVOTED HIMSELF TO TANGO FOR OVER 60 YEARS! BLESSINGS TO YOU, GREAT MAESTRO!

AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, NEW ADMISSION IS $12.00 p/p
OUR RENT IS BEING INCREASED
STUDENTS WITH I.D., $5.00 p/p
NON DANCERS, $5.00 p/p



No personal refreshments please
Cash Bar: wine, beer, scotch, soft drinks

PARKING: 

  • Free on Dovercourt till midnight
  • Free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 p.m. till next morning
  • $2 per car at adjacent Salvation Lot, obtain permit from Organizers

TTC: exit Bloor W at Ossington/Delaware 

Call for more details: 416-879-2094

an excerpt from "TANGO VOICE" blog









THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BLOG - TANGO VOICE


Factors Limiting the Adoption of Argentine Tango Cultural Traditions in First World Milongas
..........."Another factor limiting the spread of Argentine Tango de Salon in First World cultures has been, ironically, the role of tango instructors from Argentina, who have been willing co-conspirators in the proliferation of Tango Extranjero. This began in the late 1980s and 1990s when cast members of the stage productions ‘Tango Argentino’ and ‘Forever Tango’ saw opportunities for increasing income by teaching Tango Escenario, which was applied immediately to the dance floor in First World milongas, with little or no mention that this was tango for the stage and not used for dancing at milongas in Buenos Aires. This misrepresentation of Argentine tango by tango instructors from Argentina has continued into the 21st century with numerous Argentines whose primary source of income is teaching Tango Extranjero, in the form of Tango Escenario, Tango Nuevo, or a glamorized version of Tango Estilo del Barrio replete with sacadas, barridas, ganchos, and a variety of adornments. By the fact that they are from Argentina, an air of validity is bestowed upon these instructors, and na├»ve audiences believe they are learning the social tango of Buenos Aires from practitioners of the art form, whereas in fact the participation of these Argentine tango instructors in the milonga culture of Buenos Aires is often minimal at best (outside of their appearance in exhibitions). The fact that these Argentine tango instructors misrepresenting Argentine tango are headliners in numerous tango festivals in First World countries further limits the communication of Argentine tango milonga culture at the expense of a more marketable adaptation for First World cultural proclivities, i.e., Tango Extranjero. In contrast to the general misrepresentation of Argentine tango cultural traditions, tango instructors from Argentina who have participated extensively in dancing in Buenos Aires milonga are few in number. Particularly sparse in this instructional stream are milongueros and milongueras, men and women who have spent significant parts of their lives living tango culture on a regular basis in the milongas of Buenos Aires. Instead, a version of tango dance labeled as ‘Tango Milonguero’ increasingly is being taught as an element in their teaching program by tango instructors who are not active participants in the Argentine tango milonga culture [The Rise and Fall of Tango Milonguero in North America in the 21st Century (Highlighting the Denver Tango Festival)]. This diversification of the tango instructional program meets the needs not only of the instructors from Argentina, but also serves the economic interests of promoters of the One Tango Philosophy in offering additional instructional modules for tango consumer consumption."....................
THE DOVERCOURT HOUSE, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., 1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.4
Parking:
Free on Dovercourt till midnight
Free on Bloor St. from 9pm till next morning
Salvation Lot: $2 per car, obtain permit from organizers