Tango is my big new love. I first discovered¬¨‚Ć salon-style tango in Cali, Colombia, at the magical, must-be-visited club La Matraca. I then followed up with a two-month obsessive immersion in Buenos Aires with my Belgian friend Griet, whom I met in Cali and who is equally obsessed. Tango is going to inform my future projects, no matter what form they take, because tango has so much to teach. It’s not only a dance, it’s a way of connecting with ourselves and others. It’s also a confrontation with self and other. Since coming back to the Bay Area I have become friends with an equally obsessed tango writer whom I adore, and we are going to host a salon together to create community around tango. Get tango people together, and we can talk tango forever. I’m very excited. Here’s the invite.¬¨‚Ć

First in a series of TangoChats hosted by writers Camille Cusumano and Sasha Cagen to create tango community and explore the deeper resonances of tango in our lives, art, relationships,and personal growth.

Sunday, June 19 ¬∑ 4:00pm Р6:00pm
Caffe Trieste
1667 Market Street @ Gough St.
San Francisco, CA

FIRST UP: tango addiction. Let’s explore what draws us to tango.

Come prepared to talk about your tango addiction. Come one, call all to contribute to the dialogue to discuss these questions and to add your own:

What are the signs of tango addiction?
Why is tango uniquely addictive?
Can there ever be too much tango in your life?

Camille is author of the travel memoir TANGO: an Argentine Love Story and The Last Cannoli.
Sasha is author of Quirkylaone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us.

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P.S. This is the alpha version of TangoChats, and we expect this will evolve in many unexpected ways. We are super excited and hope to see you there!

P.P.S. Beginning tango dancers and total neophytes are welcome. Come find out why you may or may not want to get addicted.