Episode 78 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
For today’s show, I’m happy to welcome back Iona May Italia – also known as the Terpsichoral Tango Addict. She has traveled the globe dancing and teaching tango, and has documented her observations and thoughts in a blog that is very well-known in tango circles.
I had the opportunity to speak with Iona back in Episode 40, and it was a lot of fun. On that show, if you remember, she mentioned that she was working on a book – well, that book is now complete, and has been released. It is called, Our Tango World, Volume 1: Learning and Community.
Episode 77 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
My guest today is an Argentine Tango dancer and performer. She’s also a choreographer, and an actress. She started dancing at the age of 5, and has a background in ballet, Israeli folk dancing, jazz, latin, and contemporary. At age 16, she performed at the Teatro San Martín, which is one of the most most prominent theaters in Argentina. She has performed in productions at the Spanish Repertory Theatre, and in New York, she was nominated for two ACE Awards for best dramatic actress. Over the years, she has appeared in a number of musicals, plays, films, and TV programs.
In 2009, she rediscovered her love of tango and is now based in San Diego, CA. She teaches tango classes several times a week, with a heavy focus on understanding body mechanics. She often teaches technique through the use of the Feldendkrais Method; the goal of which is to help her students gain more body awareness. Throughout the year, she also travels to teach at various festivals.
Let’s meet Patricia Becker…
Episode 76 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
My guest today has been dancing tango for over 20 years, and is also a well-known DJ. He DJs regularly in Tucson, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, but makes the rounds at various tango festivals all over the world.
Let’s meet Paul Akmajian…
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Where to learn about tango music: www.tangotunes.com
Episode 75 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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For this episode, we’re doing things a little differently and it’ll be a treat if you’re really into tango music; we’re going to focus on the inner workings of a tango music group.
My guests are Maxfield Wollam-Fisher and Brett Lemley. They are part of Da Capo Tango Ensemble, based in Washington, DC. It’s another fun, eye-opening conversation…
Episode 74 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
My guest today started his tango journey in Portland, Oregon back in 2000. In 2014 he moved to Boston, and went on a tour that took him throughout the US, as well as China and Taiwan.
In 2016, he and his then-partner Tilly Kimm won the US Tango de Pista Championships. As of 2018, he is based in Chicago and continues traveling to give workshops and to teach at various festivals.
Let’s meet Adam Cornett…
Episode 73 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
My guest today has spent her life immersed in art. While living in New York City, she has worked as an interior designer, writer, dancer, performance artist, and rock musician.
In 1999, she and her husband, Alberto Paz, moved to New Orleans, where she helped establish the Argentine Tango scene there. In 2002 they created the New Orleans Tango Festival. In 2009, they won the 3rd annual U.S.A. Salon Style Tango Championship. They also co-authored the book Gotta Tango, and both have been influential in the development of salon Tango in the US. Sadly, Alberto passed away in 2014, but she continues contributing to the tango community in New Orleans, hosting classes and milongas, as well as supporting other local tango events.
Let’s meet Valorie Hart…
Episode 72 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is a Tango teacher and DJ with international acclaim. He started his TANGO journey back in 2002, and has studied with a number of renown teachers such as Gustavo Naveira, Susana Miller, Alex Krebs, and Robin Thomas. Based in Ann Arbor, MI, today’s guest considers himself an eternal student and is always working to move his tango forward.
Let’s meet Avik Basu…