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Paradiso Milonga at The Dovercourt House

PARADISO IS OPEN ON "GOOD FRIDAY" APRIL 18!

class at 8:30 p.m. 
$12 - includes class  
d.j. - Jorge Andres

Milonga follows class till wee hours
Cash Bar - NO PERSONAL REFRESHMENTS PLEASE!

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT
The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., 1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.

TTC:
Bloor W. subway, exit at Delaware/Ossington
Parking: free on Dovercourt till midnight
Parking: free on Bloor St. W. from 9 p.m.
Parking: $2 per car at adjacent Salvation Army Lot, obtain permit from organizers

to reserve a table email: paradiso-tango@rogers.com
cell: 416-879-2094

17th anniversary milonga party Fri. Apr. 4!

Dear Lovers of Tango
We are proud to announce the occasion of our 17th anniversary milonga featuring the Buffalo Tango Orkestra
  • Cash Bar
  • Refreshments
  • Tandas selected by d.j. Jorge Andres
  • $35 per person
for reservations emailparadiso-tango@rogers.com

Thank you Toronto for dancing at Paradiso Milonga to cherished tangos of the "Golden Age"  and we look forward to the future!
"for the love of tango"



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