Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tango for Sex and Social Justice

Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Argentine tango, its apparent world domination and what it all means is the topic of tonight's UA Confluencenter event from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Playground Bar and Lounge, 278 E. Congress. Dr. Melissa Fitch illustrates a world tour of Tango, and how it has influenced different cultures, in "Global Tangos: Adventures in the Transnational Imaginary."

It's free; bar goodies are at happy-hour prices. Details after the jump.

From the press release:

"Dr. Melissa Fitch will take us on a trip around the world to discover how communities of dancers are transforming Argentine tango in unusual ways in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, incorporating it into local cultures and using it as a source of art, activism, therapy and even social justice.

Dr. Fitch will explore the global networks that have emerged among artists, dancers and health practitioners over the last 30 years. These collaborations are creating new understandings of the dance that have very little to do with the well-worn, rose-in-mouth clichés.

More information about the discipline-moshing UA ConfluenceCenter for Creative Inquiry and its "Show and Tell" bistro series here.

¡Olé!

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