“Just like a clever dance.”
Eric Jørisson (founder of El Corte in Nijmegen)
“This book didn’t just make me laugh. It also made me feel mad, happy, nostalgic, empathetic, represented, respected proud… It broke my heart and then mended it. If you want to know what happens to those who have been seduced by tango, look no further…but beware, you may find that there’s a tanguero in you too, and after that there’s no going back.”
Vio co-wrote the novel with Duro. (Duro Y Vio = Dyv)
We were inspired by a 2007 conference at Harvard University about tango as a transnational culture. Also we wanted to create something that would help people to imagine a queerer tango.
We forbid ourselves to use the word ‘passion’ and instead tried to articulate the experience more precisely.
Argentine Tango is more than an elaborate and difficult dance, it is an international culture of intimacy, desire, and dignity. No mere romance or memoir, the intricately woven stories evoke tango’s true mysteries – the elation, the frustration, the compulsion…
We released the book in 2009. Dancers came up to us to say “how did you know what I was feeling?”
Aleph Bravo Tango is available from every online bookseller (we prefer Powell’s worker-owned bookstore).
But it’s best if you order the book directly through us.