VivaTango Newsletter

Last Thursday was a magical milonga. No weather storms, the AC made for a cool milonga and Helen Wang did an exemplary job with the lesson and DJing. She danced with many of you, and said she wants to come back to dance with those who she could not dance with last Thursday. We received rave reviews of her tandas and quality of music.

Hurricane Henri put a real damper on this recent weekend’s milongas. Look forward to Thursday Tango at VivaTango. The weather forecast is for great weather. This Thursday is the last Thursday in August, and that means live Tango music. Our 4 hour milonga will run from 7 to 11 PM. Tango DJ DimOn will start with passionate tandas at 7 PM and live music will stat at 8 PM.

Our July live music with Peblo Giraudo and his musicians was proceeded by tornado warnings blasting from our phones and warnings of severe rain and road flooding. That night 52 dancers made it through the inclement conditions and we had a great milonga. This week, the weather will be perfect – come and enjoy the milonga with live music. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Cost $20.

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Maurizio Najt graduated at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has performed in Europe, South America, Far East and North America. He has performed at many prestigious venues including: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, and the Met Museum. He has performed with tango masters Raúl Jaurena, Daniel Binelli, Hector del Curto, Victor Lavallén, and Tito Castro. As a member of Forever Tango Orchestra, Luis Bravo’s Tony winning Broadway Production, he toured the US, Mexico, Japan and China; and a full season at the Kerr Theatre on Broadway.

Pianist, bandoneonist, and accordionist Shinjoo Cho is a co-founder of the Philadelphia-based Oscuro Quintet, formed in 2006 to perform tango and new music. She joined the all-women tango music and dance company Glamour Tango in 2014 and in 2016, she joined New York’s Astoria Tango Orchestra, directed by Daniel Binelli. She has collaborated with international music, dance, and film artists in multi-disciplinary projects as an improviser and an ensemble musician and performed in notable venues in the US, Canada, Korea, and Argentina. Shinjoo also performed as a solo pianist before the president of Argentina.

DimOn the TangoDJ always entertains VivaTango Dancers with wonderful Tandas. He is always in demand, and plays tandas with great appeal. His recordings are very high quality, and our new music system reproduces that quality. Come and compare his music quality with that of live music.

For Your Safety

All dancers must have been vaccinated with their final shot at least two weeks before the event and are required to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose. Sanitation stations are provided, the dance floor is large, the ceiling is high, and the ventilation has been upgraded with high efficiency filters for your safety. Dancers are urged to bring their own water bottle. Dancers should not come if they are not feeling well, have been exposed to a person with Covid in the past 2 weeks, or are awaiting results for a Covid test. Attendance records are kept for each event so that contact tracing can be done if there.

See you on Thursday!

VivaTango

45 Stockton Street

Princeton, NJ

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