Jewish tango meets Queer Tango
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About The Event
Can tango change the world? Queer Tango London and JW3, the flourishing Jewish cultural centre in north London think it can.
Spikes in antisemitism and in homophobia are actually calls to action – and to dance. Queer tango challenges traditional gender assumptions by same sex social dancing, role reversal and inclusivity. Jewish tango includes Yiddish Tango, popular in the 20s and 30s in the thriving Jewish culture of Warsaw. Subsequent persecution has endowed it with intense social and political significance.
In 2020, Jewish tango and queer tango are powerful embodiments of the politics of identity – and of resistance.
We have turned the common ground between us into a dance floor and we will dance. You are invited to join us. No previous experience needed, no partner required – just leather-soled shoes, an open heart and a willingness to do something life-affirming which, instead of exploiting differences to stoke hatred, respects and celebrates them.
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