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The Tradition is Transgressive – CTF 2017

The Tradition is Transgressive – CTF 2017

Presenting: The TangoForge Real Impro Hardcore Crew 100% Improvisation . 100% Argentine Tango Maximum Artistry . Modern Gender Concepts The Tradition is Transgressive…   The Invitation Please join DJ and SaxMan Michael Rühl and TangoForge in a night which remembers and realizes Argentine Tango as a transgressive cultural action. As was common in African diasporic […more]

Tryst TangoForge

Tryst TangoForge

Tryst TangoForge What we do and why We are a global community of dancers applying Argentine Tango’s biomechanics of connection to extreme improvisation and the world heritage of music. Meet Vio and Roberto in the beautiful Tangoloft-Berlin, our online KnowledgeBase Encyclopedia of tango technique, and Extreme Tango Improvisation. Dancers: Vio, Roberto, Germain Cascales, Frauke Nees, […more]

Soltada Demo

Soltada Demo

This is the first video of Vio marking Roberto. It was the last demo of our January 2016 weekend in London. We are demonstrating soltadas.  

Ganchos in London

Ganchos in London

We began our January 2016 London workshops with a práctica about ganchos. Here’s the demo we did later in the evening:

Tango Trouble

Tango Trouble

“Tango Trouble”, a film by Walter Baumgartner, with “Die Freunde des vollen Mondes“ and Vio y Roberto. There’s not much dancing in this film, but a great orquesta, and a cute story…  

Vio y Hiroe "Il Mostro"

Vio y Hiroe “Il Mostro”

Vio y Hiroe demonstration at Queer Tango Wellington, 7.Dec 2015 Improvised Argentine Tango music Ashram “Il Mostro”

Dancing with Germain

Dancing with Germain

DJ Elio Astor’s live mixes are improvised; Germain and I don’t know what the music will be or how long it will go on. The reality of dancing this way is very, very difficult. Not knowing what will come, we must continually leap into our interpretation of the music and one another. The demand to “trust thyself” is immanent. In addition to the unknown of the music, Germain is a contemporary dancer. So the matrix of movement possibilities expands dramatically beyond the already-rich tango lexicon.

TangoForge presents... Germain Cascales

TangoForge presents… Germain Cascales

We met two days ago. This is our third tanda. No practice. No plan. Improvised. With faults. No editing. The music is Massive Attack “Paradise Circus” remix by Zeds Dead The location is Märchenbrunnen in Volkspark Friedrichshain, Berlin. Location, camera, bicycle by Fritz Schadow. Dancers: Vio y Germain Cascales (Paris) This is Argentine Tango.   […more]

The ICC Sessions

The ICC Sessions

We were 8.5 hours late but way under budget. That’s how we roll with TangoForge Productions. Massive thanks to the frozen and fearless crew: Thomas Conte, Matthew Fitzsimmons, Max Thomas, Maren, Aurélie Lippe. Here’s our first video! The ICC Sessions, January 2015. Camera Thomas Conte. Editing of this one by TangoForge. Thomas’ experimental ICC edits are […more]

TangoForge does Burlesque

TangoForge does Burlesque

Nick Young and I are committed to taking authentic improvised Argentine Tango to the people … Especially people who love high heels and fine lines … We performed at the November 2014 Red Light Confidential, Sydney’s Burlesque “Industry Night”.

Argentine Tango out of the clichés

Argentine Tango out of the clichés

We’re scheming to get tango out of the clichés. To show that it’s athletic…that its romance will take you by surprise…that it’s drop-dead sexy in whatever shoes you are already wearing… and that you can dance tango to the music you already love.

William Hung Vo: Into the Light!

William Hung Vo: Into the Light!

In July 2012, William Vo did his first tango performance. It was on a stage but I insisted that we dance improvised. We were pleased to be invited to perform by the Colombian Cultural and Folkloric Association.

Armin & Vio: The videos!

Armin & Vio: The videos!

Armin & Vio danced together in Sydney for three months in early 2012. We performed for the Colombian Cultural and Folkloric Association on 25 May. Here’s the video.   We also wanted to try to capture our style with a more artistic video.

Damian and Vio hit the streets, Sydney

Damian and Vio hit the streets, Sydney

    November 2011 Any Time, Any Where, Any Shoe… Damian Thompson and Vio prove that tango belongs in the streets, of Sydney and the world… #1 #2 #3: more boots!

TangoForge Videos before 2011

TangoForge Videos before 2011

Here are early videos that I made with Duro (snowtango and basketballtango), Sebastián Arrúa (at the 2010 New Zealand Tango Festival), Sanjay Pancha (co-founder of TangoForge), and my first performance as a mark, with Lara (at the Asia-Pacific outgames).

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