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Tango History Film Presentations

(with rare and historic videos)


Tango has a very long and rich history but there are very few if any publicly available records or documents, especially films, demonstrating this history. Antón is owner of one of the largest and most complete private tango video collections in the world and regularly gives fascinating lectures on different aspects of the history in which clips of these films are shown. These multimedia presentations open the public's eyes to a wonderful world of tango and  with these videos each audience member becomes a witness to history as most of these rare images are from approximately 1920-1980 and have never been shown publicly. These presentations are not to be missed and have been raved about all over the world. By Antón Gazenbeek, assisted by Sergio Segura.

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Available Presentations with Historic footage

Duration 1:00 hour 

(Organizers can combine the presentation with a special thematic dance class:

"Learning form the past", a special workshop with video presentation)

Anthropology of Tango Dance


Discover the natural evolution of tango dance from its early beginnings in the 1890s to the tango of today. See rare, never-before seen footage of tango as it was danced in all its forms. This is a lecture not to be missed and it’s historical content is invaluable!


Tango al Revés: Tango in Shadow Position


History of an extremely creative form of tango danced in shadow position. Rare one of a kind films of the creator of tango al revés, Arturito practicing the dance form in the 1960s as well as images of Antonio Todaro and 25 other milonguero couples dancing it in the 1970s and 1980s. This lecture is the only one of its kind in the world today and gives the public a great insight into this lost tango style.


Milongueros of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s


History of the milonguero dancers Fino and Maria Teresa, Victor and La Rusa, Carlos Sancinella, and Miguel and Nelly Balmaceda.


The Life & Dance of Maestros Antonio Todaro & Raúl Bravo


Lecture on the life and dance style of Maestros Antonio Todaro and Raúl Bravo with rare, never-before-seen images of their dancing from the 1960s. Includes rare films never before seen by the public!


The Life & Dance of Virulazo and Elvira


Lecture on one of the most memorable tango couples of all time: Virulazo and Elvira. Complete with never before seen, rare images of exhibitions and classes with the maestros from the 1960s and 1980s. Includes rare films never before seen outside Argentina!


Tango Milonguero


The true style of the Milonguero dancers of Buenos Aires. An in-depth study of the dance style, customs, etiquette, codes, and musicality of the milongueros.


Tango Fantasia


An in depth study into the long-lost and misunderstood Tango Fantasia style of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Priceless images of dancers from the 1950s and 1960s demonstrating the authentic style and a deep explanation/demonstration of the important qualities of the dance form.


Tango Argentino Show


History of the most important international tango show with images from the original show, historical background information, and behind-the-scenes looks at the artists that made the show so unforgettable.


Tango Orillero & Canyengue


Learn about this long-forgotten dance form as it was danced in the 1930s and 1940s in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. A dance full of energetic and playful steps and figures, orillero style was known for its high level of creativity and speed. Discover the secrets and the magic of this beloved dance form and get to know the stories of the very people who invented it and kept it alive.


Tango Ballet: Origins of Tango on Stage


The origins of Stage Tango invented in the 1960s by Juan Carlos Copes and Maria Nieves. See priceless early-day performances of Copes and Nieves and their ballet, as well as the influence they had on stage tango. Images will be shown and discussed of other prominent tango ballet dancers and choreographers from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.


The Women of Tango


Lecture on the most important female tango dancers of all time: Carmencita Calderón, Elvira de Virulazo, María Nieves, Milena Plebs, Inés Borquez, Vanina Bilous,  Aurora Lúbiz, and Giselle Anne.


The Men of Tango


Lecture on the most important male tango dancers of all time: El Cachafaz, Virulazo, Juan Carlos Copes, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Miguel Angel Zotto, Carlos Gavito, Gustavo Naveira, Fino Ribera, Rodolfo Cieri, among others.


Tango during the Argentine Military Dictatorship


A fascinating look into what really happened with tango during the political crisis in Argentina from 1976 to 1982. Rare, never before seen images of underground milongas and social tango gatherings in the 1960s and the amazing stories of those courageous dancers who kept the flame of tango alive.


Children in Tango


Amazing images of young tango dancers: from Gabriel Misse to Geraldine, from 5 year olds to 15 year old, these are the young pioneers of tango.


Creativity in Tango and Forgotten Figures


A fascinating look back at the creativity of tango starting in the men’s practice sessions of the 1940s and 1950s, the tango competitions of the 1960s, and a look at some of the playful and fun movements of tango dance vocabulary that have been lost in time.


Primitive Styles of Tango (Origins of Tango Dance)


Lecture on the old and often misunderstood primitive styles of tango including Canyengue and Tango Orillero with rare images of canyengue dancers from the 1930s and 1940s


Influences on Tango


A fascinating in depth study of the many influences on tango dance throughout the ages including nuevo tango, ballet, jazz, modern dance, Argentine folklore, acrobatics, ice skating, disco, etc. Images of different movements and examples are used to show the connection and interchange between the two dances.



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Sergio Segura

Argentine Tango Cultural Events Producer

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