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The Tango is Coming to Pitt-Johnstown April 7

The Tango is Coming to Pitt-Johnstown April 7

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     Tangueros de Ley, a Pittsburgh-based tango ensemble, brings a bit of Buenos Aires to the stage at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Student Union Cambria Room.

     The performance will begin with a short introduction to origins of the dance by Maria Silvina Pontel, a native of Argentina and a visiting instructor teaching Spanish at UPJ through the Fulbright Scholar Program. 

     Performing a variety of tango classics, Tangueoros de Ley brings a fresh excitement to tango within a traditional framework.  Members of the band not only perform music, but they are personally involved in the dance.  As dancers themselves, they have experienced how the music interacts with the movements of the music.  Performing since 2002, the band’s repertoire includes all the most popular tangos, milongas, and valses.

     After the performance, the group will hold a one-hour tango dance workshop, which is being taught by two dance couples and five musicians.  Anyone interested in signing up for the dance workshop should contact Kayla Washko, UPJ Spanish Club at knw10@pitt.edu or call 814-244-5702.

     Sponsored by the UPJ Student Council on World Affairs, International Studies, and the UPJ Humanities Division, the performance is free of charge and open to the public.  Donations will be accepted to help support the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU), a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization whose mission is to convey Latin American artistic expressions and cultural values to the Pittsburgh community and beyond.

     For additional information on the program, contact Judy Freedman at 814-269-7133.

     Founded in 1927, UPJ is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsbugh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, UPJ offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 3/31/2008 4:00:00 PM