Vittoria and Guillermo Return to VivaTango Thursday September 25th

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  • 8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome): “Fundamentals for Elegant Dancing”
  • 8:45 Intermediate class:” Rhythmical Turn to the Left; Returning to the Line of Dance”
  • 9:45 – 11:45 – Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton. Beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.

Partner is not necessary.

Cost $15

Directions and Details at www.VivaTango.org

Princeton Tango Festival October 10-12 Details at http://www.princeton.edu/~tango/

Vittoria and Guillermo Thursday September 18th with Two Lessons, Fabulous Food, and All Your Friends!

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This Thursday September 18th Vittoria and Guillermo return from their travels to Buenos Aires, Turkey and Israel with two new lessons!

8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome): “Tango Foundations”
8:45 Intermediate class:”Giro Milonguero”
9:45 – 11:45 – Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary.
Cost $15

Beginners: The Princeton Tango Club will start the semester long beginner series Monday September 15 with Robin Thomas as the instructor. Details at http://www.princeton.edu/~tango/

Antón and Jody Lead Beginner and Intermediate lessons; Dancing; Socialization; Fabulous Food – Thursday September 11

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Anton and Jody Lesson

Thursday September 11th
8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome) – Basics of Milonga
8:45 Intermediate class: Footwork for Milonga
9:45 – 11:45 – Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Fabulous dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary.
Cost $15

Remembering Octavio Brunetti

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Octavio Brunetti died in New York City on August 29. VivaTango mourns the passing of this great talent and reverently remembers the life he brought to previous VivaTango Milongas. Thanks to you who contributed to support him at our recent milonga; VivaTango sent $200 to his family.
Brunetti was best known for his album “TeAmo Tango,” which won the Grammy Award for best tango album in 2007. From early childhood, Brunetti was trained in classical piano, and before he even finished his studies at the National School of Music he was already playing in concerts discovering his passion for the music from his country. In 2002, he was named conductor at the Provincial Orchestra of Popular Music in Cordoba. After an extensive European Tour he visited the US, and in his first participation of the International Tango Competition in New York he took first price in both categories: Best Solo Pianist and Best Duo. His recordings include “Saludos” with Domingo Federico, “Tierra y Asfalto” with his own Duo, “Inquietudes” with Omar Torres Quintet, and most recently he has recorded with world famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.

Pablo and Iwona’s Lessons This Week Explore Changes of Direction – TONIGHT THURSDAY AUGUST 28

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8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome): We will work on the basic technique for changing direction.
8:45 Intermediate class: We will work on more sophisticated steps for changing direction.
9:45 – 11:45 – Practica; Food and Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and brand new beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary.
Cost $15

VivaTango’s Milonga last week was a great success for dancers. Great music, food, dancing and socialization. I hope you did not miss this. Here are some of the happy dancers. (Click on photo to enlarge)
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Live Tango Music, Dancing, Food, Socialization – Tonight Thursday Aug 21 – See Musician Bios and Food Menu Below

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If you did not see our musicians’ performances at the Lincoln Center or the Kennedy Center then join us tonight to see these talented musicians. Come to listen and dance to their music. This is VivaTango’s Party to celebrate the end of summer and David’s return from his sailing adventure across the Atlantic and through the Mediterranean.  Mercedes has fabulous food prepared, and Joanne has baked two cakes. Come socialize with all of your tango friends. Dress to impress!

Thursday August 21st from 8 – 11:30 PM. Cost is just $15.
Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.

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Maurizio Najt, piano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene, performing with “Amigos del Tango”, and the New York Tango Trio; Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production); Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, as well as the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. He composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award and the original music for “A Tango for Tita”. Mr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School. He performed in 2013 with the Forever Tango Show on Broadway.

Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon, is from Mendoza, Argentina and studied bandoneón with Jorge Puebla and Alberto Hilario Iribarne, and piano with Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza. With the support of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation in 2002, he was named the Musical Director of Piazzolla’s “operita” Maria de Buenos Aires, which was performed in Mendoza. While still a teenager, he joined the Orquesta Tipica Mancifesta and later, played with Tango & Punto, an ensemble from Mendoza. In 2004, he joined the Bandó quintet and then toured the U.S. performing in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Rodolfo recently performed at the Kennedy Center and in 2013, with PASO and Maria Volonte at the Embassy of Argentina for the Organization of American States celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Recovery of Democracy in the Republic of Argentina.

Wendy Zoffer, flute, is originally from Montreal, and performs frequently at Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, and clubs, in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Gerry Hemingway, and Gary Mazzaroppi. She recently performed Tango with Maurizio Najt at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan). As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, she books the best live bands, DJs, classical, jazz and tango for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, jazz standards, Latin, and swing, and Children’s CD Sing Me a Day are available at The Princeton Record Exchange.

FOOD MENU
Fruit Bowl
Watermelon
Cheese and Crackers
Caviar Dip
Curry “mousse” Dip
Goat cheese “mousse” Dip
Wild rice salad
Falafel
Vegetable pancakes
Guasacaca (Venezuelan bruschetta)
Cakes
Ice Cream
Beverages
And surprise food offering brought by guests.

The Best Tango Event This Week is at VivaTango Thursday August 21 – Don’t Miss This Live Music

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Amazing Tango Trio of international musicians – Read their bios below.
Dance or enjoy the music, food, watching the dancers and socialize.
Thursday August 21st from 8 – 11:30 PM. Cost is just $15.
Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.

Maurizio Najt, piano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene, performing with “Amigos del Tango”, and the New York Tango Trio; Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production); Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, as well as the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. He composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award and the original music for “A Tango for Tita”. Mr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School. He performed in 2013 with the Forever Tango Show on Broadway.

Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon, is from Mendoza, Argentina and studied bandoneón with Jorge Puebla and Alberto Hilario Iribarne, and piano with Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza. With the support of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation in 2002, he was named the Musical Director of Piazzolla’s “operita” Maria de Buenos Aires, which was performed in Mendoza. While still a teenager, he joined the Orquesta Tipica Mancifesta and later, played with Tango & Punto, an ensemble from Mendoza. In 2004, he joined the Bandó quintet and then toured the U.S. performing in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Rodolfo recently performed at the Kennedy Center and in 2013, with PASO and Maria Volonte at the Embassy of Argentina for the Organization of American States celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Recovery of Democracy in the Republic of Argentina.

Wendy Zoffer, flute, is originally from Montreal, and performs frequently at Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, and clubs, in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Gerry Hemingway, and Gary Mazzaroppi. She recently performed Tango with Maurizio Najt at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan). As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, she books the best live bands, DJs, classical, jazz and tango for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, jazz standards, Latin, and swing, and Children’s CD Sing Me a Day are available at The Princeton Record Exchange.

Pablo and Iwona with lessons on Boleos and guest DJ Sith Sastrasinh August 14. Hold the date Thursday 21 for milonga with live Tango music!

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Iwona & Pablo at Philly Festival
8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome): We will work on the basic technique for good boleos; clear leads and graceful execution.
8:45 Intermediate class: : will work on boleo sequences.
9:45 – 11:45 - Practica with guest DJ Sith Sastrasinh; Food and Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary.
Cost $15

Directions and Details at http://www.VivaTango.org

HOLD THE DATE FOR MILONGA WITH SENSATIONAL LIVE TANGO MUSIC
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Amazing Tango Trio of international musicians – Read their bios below.
Dance or enjoy the music, food, watch the dancers and socialize.
Thursday August 21st from 8 – 11:30 PM. Cost is just $15.
Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.
Details and Directions at http://www.VivaTango.org

Maurizio Najt, piano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene, performing with “Amigos del Tango”, and the New York Tango Trio; Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production); Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, as well as the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. He composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award and the original music for “A Tango for Tita”. Mr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School. He performed in 2013 with the Forever Tango Show on Broadway.

Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon, is from Mendoza, Argentina and studied bandoneón with Jorge Puebla and Alberto Hilario Iribarne, and piano with Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza. With the support of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation in 2002, he was named the Musical Director of Piazzolla’s “operita” Maria de Buenos Aires, which was performed in Mendoza. While still a teenager, he joined the Orquesta Tipica Mancifesta and later, played with Tango & Punto, an ensemble from Mendoza. In 2004, he joined the Bandó quintet and then toured the U.S. performing in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Rodolfo recently performed at the Kennedy Center and in 2013, with PASO and Maria Volonte at the Embassy of Argentina for the Organization of American States celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Recovery of Democracy in the Republic of Argentina.

Wendy Zoffer, flute, is originally from Montreal, and performs frequently at Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, and clubs, in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Gerry Hemingway, and Gary Mazzaroppi. She recently performed Tango with Maurizio Najt at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan). As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, she books the best live bands, DJs, classical, jazz and tango for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, jazz standards, Latin, and swing, and Children’s CD Sing Me a Day are available at The Princeton Record Exchange.

Antón and Jody Return this Thursday August 7! Come for both lessons: Enjoy Dancing, Socialization, Fabulous Food and Hear rare new music from Buenos Aires.

Anton and Jody Lesson
After introducing the basics of Bicicletas & working on transitions between close embrace and open embrace, Antón & Jody will delve deeper into their exploration of Bicicletas: their origin and history will be discussed and their many variations will be taught. Don’t miss this fun & informative class! After, Antón DJs with some rare, new music from Buenos Aires.

8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome): Bicicletas Fundamentals
8:45 Intermediate class: : Bicicletas (the bicycle embellishment)
9:45 – 11:45 – Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

HOLD THE DATE THURSDAY AUGUST 21ST. VivaTango will be having a MILONGA PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC.
Live music will include bandoneónist Rodolfo Zanetti who was born in Mendoza, Argentina; was named the Musical Director of Piazzolla’s “operita” Maria de Buenos Aires; performed for the Embassy of Argentina; US tour included performances in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.; This past April he performed at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Pianist Maurizio Najt, who played keyboards for the Forever Tango Orchestra; performed at numerous venues including Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, and the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo; composed the soundtrack for various independent film productions and documentaries. Flautist Wendy Zoffer whose jazz group has performed at Grounds for Sculpture and Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, clubs, and venues in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer is excited about playing Tango since dancing Tango is one of her favorite passions. She most recently performed Tango at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan).
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Antón and Jody Return this Thursday to Viva Tango! Come for both lessons; Plus Enjoy the Dancing, Socialization and Fabulous Food. Hear some rare new Tango music from Buenos Aires.

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Some of the 40+ Dancers at Vals Lesson

Some of the 40+ Dancers at Previous Lesson

After introducing the basics of Bicicletas & working on transitions between close embrace and open embrace, Antón & Jody will delve deeper into their exploration of Bicicletas: their origin and history will be discussed and their many variations will be taught. Don’t miss this fun & informative class! After, Antón DJs with some rare, new music from Buenos Aires.

8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome): Bicicletas Fundamentals
8:45 Intermediate class: : Bicicletas (the bicycle embellishment)
9:45 – 11:45 - Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

HOLD THE DATE THURSDAY AUGUST 21ST. VivaTango will be having a MILONGA PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC. Party master Michael is working on the details to make this the best place to Tango that day in the tri state area. Non-dancers are also invited to come and enjoy the live music and watch the tango dancing.

Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Faboulous dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary.
Cost $15

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