We are in for a treat! Gustavo Benzecry Sabà & María Olivera are back in the US, teaching, performing and book signing.
Catch them this Thursday, May 31, at the Metronome Dance Collective, hosted by Ashvin of TangoUniverse. Gustavo and Maria will teach, perform and having a book signing and tango DVD sale.
Gustavo & Maria, natives of Buenos Aires, are one of the most distinguished couples of Tango Salón, being recognized by their elegance, musicality and creativity. They teach regular classes at one of the most prestigious dance halls in Buenos Aires, Salón Canning located in the Palermo quarter.
Besides teaching and performing, Gustavo Benzecry Sabà has written two tango-related books, the Tango Danza Glossary – Key Tango Argentino Dance Terms, a dictionary containing more than 300 terms (with a prologue written by Carlos Gavito and Juan Carlos Copes, and an epilogue by Miguel Angel Zotto), and Embracing Tango – Techniques and metaphors between Tango and life (prologue by María Nieves and epilogue by Aurora Lúbiz). This last one, translated by María Olivera, includes the explanation of 6 basic sequences as well as articles related to the embrace, the improvisation, the dance floor and the surrender. It is finally the first written guide to milonga codes, the rules of behavior and interaction of people in the context of the milonga.
Purchase and get your book signed at the milonga!
When: Thursday, May 31
Where: Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 17th St. San Francisco, CA Map
Schedule: 8:00 – 9:00 Intermediate level class with Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera
8:00 – 9:00 Beginners’ Class with Glenn Corteza
9:00 – 1:00a Milonga with DJ Ashvin
11:00 Performance by Gustavo & Maria
Cost: $15 class + milonga, $12 class + milonga with adv. ticket, $10 milonga only
Also find Gustavo & Maria at Cafe Florida (710 Florida Street, San Francisco) on Wednesday, May 30 and Lafayette Dance Studio (3369 Mt Diablo Blvd in Lafayette) on Friday, June 1st!
Sunday June 3rd and Monday June 4th, they will be at Alberto’s Night Club in Mountain View.