La Milonguera is a student organization at Purdue University devoted to the
promotion and enjoyment of everything related to Argentinean Tango.
Everyone is welcome!
As part of our interest in Tango, we offer three levels of classes in Tango,
Milonga, and Argentine Vals. Classes are open to everyone in the greater
Lafayette. Singles and couples are welcome.
In addition to scheduled classes, we organize workshops, field trips, movies,
milonga parties, performances, etc.
Want to practice on your own? Find time on our
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Milonga at Duncan Hall Canceled
Unfortunately, due to a scheduling problem, we are unable to hold our milonga at Duncan Hall on March 2. We are discussing the possibility of returning to Duncan Hall in the future and will post here if that happens
Join us at 8 PM this Friday, February 1 in STEW 302 to welcome the new semester! We will be holding our callout, followed by our first monthly milonga of the semester|
The callout will include a 1 hr presentation includes a performance, a demo class, and a brief intro to the club's activities performed by leading club members.
We are a great, welcoming, and passionate student organization promoting Argentine Tango social dancing that is open to any Greater Lafayette, IN community member: everyone welcome!
"IS TANGO FOR ME?" CHECK LIST:
-Wanna meet more men/women in my leisure time: Yes
-Wanna more emotional experience in my life: Yes
-Wanna more body awareness and gentle movement: Yes
-Wanna to relieve stress in a healthy beautiful way: YES
-Wanna my soul to sing: YES YES
-Wanna my heart to throb: YES YES YES
-Do I need any previous experience to start tango?: No
-I have no partner: No problem
-I am not a student: NO PROBLEM
-I am too shy/fat/short/whatever: NOT A VALID EXCUSE TO SKIP TANGO
-I am just busy/fine/intelligent: STILL TRY ARGENTINE TANGO (Engineers love tango)
Our club offers classes of two levels: beginner and intermediate weekly, and occasional advanced classes with visiting professional instructors. We have social dancing most of Fridays during academic sessions and some Saturdays.
Schedule for the Spring 2013 semester:
Mo 8-10pm Beginner Class
Wd 8-10pm Intermediate Class
Fr 7pm-12am Classes and Practica and/or Social dancing (program varies)
Sat Occasional classes and parties (2-3 per semester)
The membership fee is only $30 per semester.
Come to our CALLOUT to taste the Argentine tango music and dance!
Purdue La Milonguera Tango Club
Tango Is a
interview with Carlos Gavito, at www.milonguero.nl
We dance the music, not the steps. Anybody who pretends to dance
well never thinks about the step he's going to do, what he cares about is that
he follows the music. You see, we are painters, we paint the music with our
feet. Musicians play an instrument and use their fingers, their hands. Dancers
use their toes. Read on.
Tango or Milonguero?
collected notes by Susana Miller, published in "El
Two styles of Argentine tango, performance and milonguero, bring
about a controversy in the dance community. Some attribute a false dichotomy
between these styles. False because, in reality, they are complimentary. In a
certain aspect, performance tango and milonguero tango are two sides of the same
coin. Read on.
Old people and
Research article taken from The Society for
Neuroscience website, Nov 2005
A study presented at the Society for Neuroscience national
Washington, DC this week found that "Argentinean tango dancing" is an effective
treatment for maintaining a healthy brain.
Tango Adopts Hot, Fast Moves - Heavy Beat, Lots of Twists Attract a Younger
Crowd; Mr. Ladas's All-Nighters
By Kim-Mai Cutler, The New York Street Journal
Europe, Aug 30, 2005
It still takes two to tango, but young urban aficionados have added
some surprising new twists to the tradition-bound Argentine dance...This is
"neotango", a new millennium version of the dance that was born at the turn of
the previous century in the brothels of Buenos Aires. It is booming all over the
A Sense of Where You Were
in The Economist, Dec 20,
||A toast to
interview with Carlos Gavito, at www.tangopulse.net
Scene: We are sitting at Lalo, one of my favorite restaurants in
Buenos Aires and apparently it is also Gavito's because I see him here all the
time. It is no secret that Carlos is battling with cancer. This fight is
acutely visible in his appearance and his weariness. Read
And Still They Tango
By Alma Guillermoprieto, National Geographic, Dec.
Full of yearning and lament, the tango is perfect therapy for a
nation still stinging from economic loss. Music, champagne, beautiful women,
gorgeous men, perfume that drifts through the air like a song, songs that linger
in the mind like perfume. The union of two bodies transformed into one?
But what is tango? The commonest description "the vertical
expression of a horizontal desire - is the least adequate: that applies to
nearly all dances. "A sad thought you can dance", a comment on the wall of the
National Academy of Tango in Buenos Aires, is closer to the mark, though tango
was not always a sad or even a nostalgic music, and can certainly be a joyful
one. Read on.