An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Veneno de Tango
Ramiro Gigliotti's Veneno de tango, or Tango venom in English, is the first book published by El Tangauta magazine.
A collection of short stories and vignettes of the milonga selected from Gigliotti's regular columns in the magazine (written under the name of René). Sad, funny and often hilarious, poetic, and from various points of view, it is simply a delight to read. Available in English as well as Castellano.
Captivating black and white photos by Carlos Furman.
Gigliotti is a tango dancer who has performed in European and American festivals. I believe he was a student of Pupi Castello. There are several videos on YouTube of his dancing with Elina Roldan and Graciela Gonzalez. While his dancing is ok, if dry and hesitant, his writing is passionate, witty, brilliant and true.
Do yourself a favor and pick up a dose of tango poison soon! You'll be glad you did. Here's where you can buy it.
(Oops, I forgot to say that I purchased my copy at full price, and am gaining no swag, nada, by this endorsement, but the pleasure of recommending a good book.)