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Biographies et styles des grands orchestres de l'âge d'or.
Articles de Gregory Diaz et Véronica Toumanova. Bonne lecture!

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GREGORY DIAZ

Juan D'ARIENZO

Juan D'Arienzo

Le Tango c'est avant tout, du rythme, du nerf, de la force et du caractère. Le tango d'autre fois, celui de la Guardia Vieja avait tout ça, et nous devons faire en sorte [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Carlos DI SARLI

Carlos Di Sarli

La particularité de mon orchestre est de restituer la version rythmique et sentimentale telle que le compositeur l’a écrite. Si une œuvre n’a pas les valeurs que je juge indispensables, je préfère ne pas l’interpréter plutôt que de... faire des arrangements là où il n’y en a pas [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Osvaldo FRESEDO

Osvaldo Fresedo

J’ai toujours suivi ma ligne directrice: une musique à la mélodie propre, pleine de nuances, l’équilibre bandonéons-violons... Je veux toucher les gens avec la mélodie, les toucher en plein cœur, mais avec délicatesse [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Rodolfo BIAGI

Rodolfo Biagi

J’ai toujours voulu mettre le piano plus en avant par rapport aux orchestres typiques qui ne se servaient de cet instrument que pour accompagner. C’est ce que j’ai pu mettre en pratique [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Ricardo TANTURI

Ricardo Tanturi

Il est difficile d'identifier chez Tanturi des caractéristiques aussi marquantes que chez Pugliese, D'Arienzo ou Di Sarli. Sans faire de prouesse technique particulière, ses arrangements sont à la fois simples et d'une efficacité redoutable [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Osvaldo PUGLIESE

Osvaldo Pugliese

Le tango est un mélange urbain et rural, dont les bases se trouvent dans les compositions d'Arolas, Bardi, Cobián... Ensuite, Julio et Francisco De Caro furent l'apogée d'une étape. Ce que j'ai fait, c'est poursuivre dans cette voie sans perdre de vue [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Anibal TROILO

Anibal Troilo

Il n'y a pas de tangos vieux ni de tangos jeunes, il y a des bons tangos et il y en a des mauvais [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Des tangos perdus à jamais

Il est probable que vous vous reconnaissiez dans cette description, aujourd'hui une majorité de tangueros téléchargent des mp3 gratuits, utilisent principalement YouTube ou des équivalents, voire diffusent ces contenus trop compressés en milongas, sans connaitre - par habitude ou pour ne jamais avoir eu l'occasion de comparer - l'impact souvent majeur sur la qualité audio.

Gregory DIAZ

How to properly organize your tango music collection?

Are you a tango DJ or planning on becoming one? Are you a dancer who just wants to enjoy her/his tango music at home?
Well, then you should take a little bit of time to label your audio files and replace those “Track 01.mp3” on the recordings you like so much without even knowing the orchestra or when they were recorded. It is time you organized your tango library, and the following will probably help you!

Gregory DIAZ

Tango Step Writing (TSW)
A fast way to write tango sequences

When I started learning tango, I wanted to remember every sequence. Step by step, I started to write them on small pieces of papers and improved the way to do it. After several years, TSW still works quite well and I am happy to share it [...]

Gregory DIAZ

Structure traditionnelle des tandas et cortinas

Musicaliser une milonga n’est pas chose simple et chaque DJ apporte sa sensibilité personnelle en fonction du lieu, des danseurs, de la piste [...]

Gregory DIAZ


VERONICA TOUMANOVA

Why tango teachers ask you to imagine things

[...] It is always a combination of things that makes us move in delicious ways, feeling at once light and powerful, spontaneous yet in control, free to express ourselves in dance. Images are often the only gateways leading you to this freedom.

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why leaders get bored with themselves and what to do about it

“Becoming” dance is what ultimately dance is all about and it means to be fully present in what your body is doing, at once being the dancer and letting the dance happen through you[...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Pourquoi la plupart des conseils qu’on vous donne sur votre danse sont faux

Depuis toujours, nous pensons que nos partenaires sont les plus aptes à juger notre danse. C’est assez vrai, en particulier sous l’angle du facteur humain. En revanche, et même si ça peut paraître surprenant, les conseils qu’ils nous donnent sont souvent faux [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Pourquoi les danseurs de tango cessent-ils de développer leur talent

Nous avons tous entendu dire qu’il faut 10 ans pour apprendre à marcher. Et pourtant, je ne vois qu'une minorité de danseurs qui continuent à travailler leurs compétences au delà d'un certain point. En tant que danseuse et enseignante je me demande naturellement "pourquoi ?" [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why we marvel at steps but yearn for embraces

No two embraces are alike, as no two dancers are alike. We study steps, obsess over technicalities, practice feet positions and balance, yet I believe that what draws us to tango are the embraces. After a tanda we rarely recall the steps we danced [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why leaders get bored with themselves and what to do about it

Your mind thinks that true tango is in the cool steps, a particular embrace, a specific partner or the right music. Yet true tango is in none of that, it is in your NOW moment and only there, along with other important things of life, such as love, joy and happiness [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why the most important thing in tango is not a tango thing

Just look at what we thought beautiful ten years ago and what we enjoy now. Tango flows, and so should you. If after reading this you feel that you gained some new understanding, then congratulations: your point of awareness just shifted [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why in tango we are not that social

By accepting each person’s right to a desire, you can also accept the rejection without feeling that it has an impact on your value [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why there is often so little dance in people dancing tango

Every creative act, from cooking to telling a story, needs ideas, energy and ways of expression. In dance the way of expression is your body. Therefore dance is not something you do, it is something you must become [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why tango changes your life

Tango changes your life, whether you notice it or not. [...] I don't know anyone in tango whose life this dance did not change in some way or another, some way that goes beyond tango itself [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why we fight when practicing, especially with people we love

Working together very closely with just one person is quite difficult. Whether it is a business you two are running together, a book you are co-writing or a house you are designing, a close collaboration always provides challenges. Tango adds an important difficulty on top of this. And no, it is not love [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why we often misunderstand the words “lead” and “follow”

My favorite trick to play on a beginner student is to lead him to walk while touching only slightly or not at all. His utter amazement at me (tiny woman!) leading him (a big and clumsy man!) to move in the direction I want points to the “magic” of tango [...]

Veronica TOUMANOVA

Why we are told to dance with our hearts

One day a new student came for a private class and said to me: “You know, I have taken classes with all these wonderful teachers. I am a beginner, so of course I struggle, and I keep being told that I have to dance like a macho. But I am not a macho. I don’t want to be a macho. I really dislike machos. Does this mean I can never dance tango?”

Veronica TOUMANOVA

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