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QUEER TANGO MARATHON

"Queer doesn't only stand for the dazzling variety of questions related to sex and gender. Queer theory can give impulses to open tango to more possibilities. Thus the essence of tango can be freed from its restriction to heteronormative and genderspecific interpretations and rather be seen in its potential for a dialogue on equal pars."
                                    Ute Walter (Hamburg, Germany)


Queer Tango Marathon is an event that seeks the integration of cultures and artistic expressions under the concept of the respect for diversities and through an international such as tango in its many disciplines.

Having been declared of national cultural interest by the Secretary of Culture of the Presidency, by the government of Buenos Aires City and under the sponsorship of national offices like the INADI and IUNA, the event will start with preliminary activities of various artistic manifestations, to close, with the last 42 hours, 19 minutes and 50 seconds with non-stop activities.

You can take part of the event in being From Friday through Sunday, 42 couples will forward the marathon relay. They will dance as a couple or exchanging partner, with other participants. Every hour will be announce with a version of “La Cumparsita” danced by the host couple. The host couple can present a show at the end of their hour. You can take part of the event in being one of the host couple or just dance during the event as a participant with every host couple.

We have planned different topics for brave host couples that can accept that challenge, dancing with all participants the “surprise topics”, to make marathon more fun and queer. 

The participants may register. Once registered, they will be asked to fill out a poll about activities they may like to include or personal concerns they might have about their involvement with tango. The seminars for mastering tango will be offer after the registration period as they will be designed and prepared based on the needs and requirements of the participants.

The organization and planning of the structure of the marathon will be such that every participant will be able to decide on what to do during the marathon because our motto will be "We all will make the marathon".

You can be one of the participants and take part of workshops, milongas, conferences, shows, recitals…. Places are limited for some activities, and you can book your place now, register yourself writing us to queertangomarathon@gmail.com, specifying your name, and package that you choose

"After the success of our 1st & 2nd Queer Tango Marathons during 2010 & 2011, with the support of all the artists, friends and participants from around the world who really love and enjoy Queer Tango, you are all invited to dance the 3rd Queer Tango Marathon, Buenos Aires 2012!"

Queer Tango Marathon team