NYC: Tango Documentary Screening & Milonga

Hey New York! This Tuesday, don't miss the chance to come watch this documentary and ask questions!!!

The History of Tango Dance 1940 - 1960 

A documentary film by Gustavo Benzecry Sabá & María Olivera. Question and Answer period following the film. A unique opportunity to understand the whys, the hows, and special who made it possible for us all to enjoy this extraordinary dance that we all love.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013



7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Come early, grab a drink and get a good seat!

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Documentary Film Screening and Q&A

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Milonga with DJ María

Full bar service available throughout the evening.


Dixon Place

161 Chrystie Street

Between Rivington and Delancey Sts.

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Film & Milonga


Milonga Only



“The Golden Years”

Produced by Tango dancers and teachers Gustavo Benzecry Sabá and María Olivera.

The History of Tango Dance is the first documentary film focused on some of the most important dancers that contributed to the explosion of Tango in the 1940s and 1950s. It includes interviews with renowned dancers, as well as the largest collection of clips of the golden years dancers ever put together. Spicy bits of information are also included about the social environment in mid 20th century’s Buenos Aires that influenced the ups and downs of Tango culture. El “Cachafaz” & Carmencita Calderón, Juan Carlos Copes & María Nieves, “Fino” & Teresa, “Virulazo” & Elvira, “Nito” & Elba, Gerado y Martha Portalea, Antonio Todaro & his daughter Inés, “La Negra” Margarita are only some of the more than 30 couples to be seen in this highly instructive and enlightening research.

Gustavo Benzecry Sabá is also the author of two Tango books: Tango Dance Glossary – Key Tango Argentino Dance Terms and Embracing Tango – Techniques and Metaphors Between Tango and Life, both endorsed by the most renowned dancers of Buenos Aires and are published by AbrazosBooks in 2004 and 2006, respectively.