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ABOUT

LA NUESTRA TANGO

Our name "La Nuestra", which in Spanish means "Ours" is inspired by La Nuestra Futbol Feminista, a football group in Buenos Aires, Argentina that promotes, educates and empowers women and girls through the sport and culture of football. ​ We are a community of teachers, musicians, performers, artists organizers, thinkers, et cetera. whose desire is to shape and facilitate a multi-sensory, embodied, playful experience for participants to investigate the social embedding of the Tango, and the ways we exist within it in all their rich and complicated pains, possibilities, and pleasures. ​ We offer gatherings and happenings that are conceived as inspired acts of resistance to oppressive norms that are still alive and well in tango. We are pushing against the boundaries of tradition and transforming the arts, the culture of tango towards a more humanistic, embodied form which reflects gender equality, equity and empowerment. ​ Our most ambitious offering is La Nuestra Tango Festival, Brooklyn's first tango festival to be held in the Greater Downtown hub of Brooklyn, NY from August 5th to 7th, 2022.

OUR MISSION

To build a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can experience the beauty and magic of Argentine Tango. Barriers of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, age and finance have frequently limited who is visible, who can access, who can participate, and what roles are available to those who do participate. We are working to break down these barriers by creating different ways in which the public can engage in an inclusive tango experience. This includes but is not limited to: learning to dance tango in whatever role pleases each person, participating in community conversations, lectures, and social events, and discovering what tango culture can mean to each and every one of us in an environment designed to foster inclusion and belonging. ​ Key elements of La Nuestra Tango is to provide equitable and fair compensation for tango artists and musicians, support local arts and cultural venues that share the same values, and create thoughtful scholarships that will allow anyone to participate with dignity and ease, especially if they could not otherwise afford to attend. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used for the following: Fair compensation for tango artists and musicians Venue rental fees that also support other local arts and cultural programming Scholarship and sliding scale opportunities so that everyone can participate, helping to subvert class and financial boundaries ​ Please make a donation or become a sustaining donor!

La Nuestra Tango is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of La Nuestra Tango must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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