Argentine Tango
History Lecture & Workshop

with Anton Gazenbeek & Natalie Laruccia

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Sunday, May 21st

1:00 – 2:30 pm Historical Presentation

Anton Gazenbeek, a renowned tango historian, anthropologist, and tango dancer, has spent many years researching and investigating the roots of tango. Through his research his has gathered rare footage of Argentine Milongueros from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Films will be shown and historic background information and anecdotes will be given on each milonguero. Historic styles of tango such as Salon, Orillero, Fantasia and Milonga will be discussed and the differences of each style will be explored in depth.

Images of Virulazo and Elvira will be shown as well as Antonio Todaro, Miguel and Nelly Balmaceda, Lampazo, Victor and La Rusa, and Dario and La Gallega in addition to many other unforgettable social tango dancers.

Anton and Natalie will end the presentation with an entertaining demonstration.

3:00 – 4:30 pm Beginning Tango

A class for those who have never tried Argentine Tango before as well as those who wish to focus on honing their fundamental dance skills.

4:30 – 6:30 pm Intermediate Tango

A class for those who already have several months experience in dancing Argentine Tango.

San Luis Obispo Oddfellow's Hall

520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo. From Hwy 101 (north or south), exit on Marsh St. From Marsh, turn left on Nipomo St., and Dana St. is the first left after Higuera.

Cost: Lecture $15; classes $25 per person per class.

Anton Gazenbeek and Natalie Laruccia dance, teach, and choreograph Argentine Tango all over the world. The preservation and conservation of historic tango styles is of great importance to this couple. Their style reflects that of the 1940s' and 1950s' milongueros and especially the dance of Maestros Antonio Todaro and Raul Bravo.

For many photos, videos, and a wealth of background information, see Anton & Natalie’s web site at

For more info: Call Rich & Leslie, (805)783-0569.

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