--Book Explores the Immigrant Artist
Struggle Behind the Glamorous World of the
Argentine Tango; Event to Feature Discussion, Demonstration, and Open Dance
October 25, 2013—A ballroom dance included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural
Heritage list, tango is popular in New York, where milongas—tango parlors—operate on almost every day of the week. But
for all the glamor surrounding this passionate dance, its Argentine-born
professionals often struggle to survive here. Their lives, and their place
within Gotham’s global entertainment industry, will be explored on Friday,
November 8, 2013, at 8 pm, when The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South,
Manhattan) hosts “An Evening of Tango” to celebrate publication of the latest
book by Queens College Professor Anahí Viladrich (Sociology and Anthropology): More Than Two to Tango: Argentine Tango
Immigrants in New York City (University of Arizona Press, 2013).
The event will
begin with a roundtable in which Viladrich and two other members of the Queens
College faculty, Eva Fernández (Linguistics) and Dana Weinberg (Sociology),
will discuss the world of tango within the context of the arts and
entertainment field (8:10 – 8:40 pm). This will be followed by an exhibition
featuring tango luminary and choreographer Mayte Vicens, accompanied by leading
tango musicians and dancers (8:40 – 9:40 pm). The evening will end with an open
dance floor and reception that will evoke one of Buenos Aires’s milongas.
Times are approximate.
“An Evening of
Tango” is co-sponsored by the Roundtable of The National Arts Club and Queens
College of the City University of New York. Admission is free, but space is
limited; the public should RSVP to email@example.com.
Media should RSVP to Joanne.Rodes@qc.cuny.edu