Argentine Tango: Dance of spirit and beauty at TFAC

Published 4:01 pm Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Larry Gant and Daniela Saylor. Gant will lead an “Explore the Arts” program at TFAC Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. (photo submitted by Alisha Silver)

Larry Gant will lead an “Explore the Arts” program about the tango at Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Gant’s passion for Argentine Tango began in 1999 when he was introduced to the Colorado Tango Camp, a dance camp run by Americans who had just returned from years of study in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A concentrated seven-day workshop whetted his desire to improve his skills and learn more about this captivating dance form.
Gant’s interest in tango became a passion that would take him to Atlanta, New York, Miami and many other cities and finally to study in Buenos Aries itself, the birthplace of tango. Gant’s teachers have included a veritable who’s who of Tango elite, including Copes, the Zotto brothers, Naveira, Veron, Ladas, Trenner and Shulman.
After years of requests and the urging of fellow Tangueros, Larry began teaching Argentine tango classes and workshops, emphasizing the fun and partnership of dancing and staying true to the spirit and beauty of the tango.
The program will be held in the Mahler Room at TFAC. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. while refreshments are served. The program will begin at 7 p.m.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth