Tangueros Monthly Newsletter
Too late, so better
First of all, we want to apologize to our devoted readers for being late with the January issue: the post-punctual field, which we are specialists in, gives us at least the chance to prove that our predictions have then come true, even though they were advanced in unsuspected pre-punctual times. The second part too of the Nueva Compania Tangueros' winter tour has been welcomed with the same enthusiasm of the first one: full houses, festive audiences and more than lenient critics. Here are two extracts from the press:
Four (unforgettable) Nights with the Tango Argentino
Never ending cheers for NCT at the Ballet Festival in Gubbio and in Foligno.
But the lack of frills is impressive. Mostly because it is flying among the steps a certain air of freedom, a certain inner energy that looks definitely ahead, even if it is strongly rooted in the tradition. In the third part, the barefoot dance is very exciting, free at last from the stiletto-heels constrictions. It is the eternal, and daring, Tango of course; however it seems to pursue the fusion with Modern Dance, and find another facet of itself instead. This is the real event of the night. Because here lives and operates the margin of intelligence, good taste and technique, a real dance mastery, accurate and severe. And that blooming of volÚe, those junctions in three, that slight fading of crossings and shading between two women and one man, besides reminding some precious moments in the Modern Dance history (such as Nijinsky's "Jeux", for example), also refer to the exact light and to the formal clarity of one of the greatest contemporary Masters: Billy Forsythe, who is the choreographer Ms.Michieli is hinting at as ideal point of reference in her journey into the new.
Ermanno Romanelli - Corriere dell'Umbria, February 2nd 2001
Dancing the Tango to the heart's beat
Packed theatre and standing ovation for Tangueros Cuatro Noches
To the heart's beat. Free from the stage-set, essential in the costumes, light-years far from the easy autobiography, the Tango of Mariachiara Michieli and Marco Castellani's Tangueros Cuatro Noches, picks out the hardest way: the elegance. The music is the powerful and impalpable only scenery that the choreography allows itself to. In order to spread emotion, it lets the bodies and the melodies speak directly for themselves, like an everlasting metaphor of life. Percussive, deep and enthralling, the Sexteto Canyengue's six musicians rule over the stage and prepare the ground to the four ideal night-clubs in which the four Tango nights are set. The dictatorship is just round the corner; the bodies meet and leave, numberless lives of men and women are told by a step, a glance, a clasping of hands. So Tangueros turns into a precision clockwork. With a throbbing heart inside. The choreographic language is extraordinary, the old romantic Tango is melting with the new impulses, without giving itself away. The emotion speaks with the voice of style and neatness, the magic blocks the audience in an out-of-time atmosphere; till the over claimed encore which delivers one last thrill, sheathed in red velvet.
Michela Fregona - Il Gazzettino, February 5 2000
The Tangueros Quarterly Review n.2 comes out capic¨a
The TQR second issue is on-line dating from 10 02 2001, namely a mighty capic¨a day which protects the colectivo's user, assists the Jean Fajean's reader, defends the Tangueros aficionado and, in the same time, reroutes the jinx onto those who don't like us. Here come the headlines:
Marginal notes on the Tangueros' autumn tour
Nacional by Juan
First act of the vicissitudes of the most cultivated dancer in Buenos Aires
Todaro by Marco
The Master of the Masters' portrait
de nuevo by Marco
Battle of poets: the CÚsar Stroscio and Juan Gelman's CD
en el Ring Jean
Fajean answers to
The labour dispute of our roughed-up colleagues
Tangueros Quarterly Review - n.2,
February 10 2001
The literary journal of Nueva Compania Tangueros
What's up this morning Mr. Shean
TRIO ESQUINA in concert with GIAN MARIA TESTA
March 21 2001: Teatro Comunale of Casale Monferrato (Alessandria)
March 22 2001: Teatro Coccia of Novara
collaboration between the ensemble leadered by CÚsar Stroscio and
the singer from Cuneo dates back to the Gian Maria Testa's
first record, the one with the montgolfiers. A memorable night at the Paris
Olympia and the more recent Carte Blanche at the Teatro Comunale of Alba have
consolidated their artistic affinity.
These next two concerts will probably establish a poetic joint-venture which we legitimately are entitled to expect big things from.
NUEVA COMPANIA TANGUEROS - SUMMER TOUR
usual summer tour of NCT is getting into shape: from July
15 to August 5 it will include France (the prestigious Festival
de Marseille), Italy and Austria.
In september then, NTC will go to Turkey from 15 to 19, at the Marmaris Tango Festival, and come back again to the Neuchatel Dance Festival with two performances of Corazon Quebrado (20/22).
Other dates are on schedule in Switzerland and Italy
The Tango Lessons
doesn't happen frequently that Mariachiara Michieli, Artistic
Director and choreographer of Nueva Compania Tangueros,
could be available for teaching, either because since 1996 her
didactic activity has been entirely meant for the training of the NCT dancers,
and because the Company's life mostly requires dedication and a lot of travel,
and this doesn't get along well with the regularity of a permanent course.
But, from now to Easter, in a period which is not busy, Mariachiara has been given a teaching residence at a Dance School in Mestre. Other cities too are planning something similar.
During the next ten weeks, several seminars, workshops and classes, with different subjects and structure will be organized for all those, no matter if they are beginners or professionals, who wouldn't like to miss the rare opportunity of studying the Tango with Mariachiara Michieli.
The first course will start right now in Mestre, with ten intensive lessons on the Tango basics.
La Palestra - ph. +39.041961604 - +39.041986173
Audici˛n en Buenos Aires
La Nueva Compania Tangueros organiza una AUDICION-CASTING en Buenos Aires a partir de la ¨ltima semana de Abril 2001. Se buscan parejas de Tango con los siguientes requisitos:
entre 25 y 40 anos de edad
buen conocimiento Tango a tierra, elegante, sal˛n, Antonio Todaro
buen conocimiento Milonga y Vals, dominio del ritmo, Pepito Avellaneda
conocimiento tecnica de Danza clasica y contemporanea
parejas estables (no rejuntados)
bailarines que quieren anotarse a la audici˛n, tendrÓn que llamar por
telefono u enviar un mail con sus datos y breve curriculum.
NCT Buenos Aires
c/o Estudio Acevedo-Ventura tel. 4361.5214