Queer tango is emerging in Denmark, and we dance with the dance partners that we want to, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or other categories. Queer tango is a new way to dance Argentine tango, free from the traditions of who dances which role. In queer tango it is not obvious who leads or follows, as the dancers can switch roles during the dance. Queer tango is not just for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; straight dancers also enjoy the dance and its many options such as the 'woman’ leading and the 'man' following. Read more about queer tango history in Denmark in the menu on the left.
Out on the dance floor
If you would like to dance queer tango, please keep an eye on this website where we announce our activities. In September 2011 we organised the Copenhagen Queer Tango Festival, and people from Denmark and abroad attended as well as beginners and advanced dancers did. In the Spring 2012 we also organised a queer tango weekend 16.-18. March in Copenhagen. Currently,we take a break, but keep an eye onthe website fornewqueertangoactivities.
You can find a number of international queer tango festivals via the link page. Please note that Copenhagen was named City of Honor in 2011 at the queer tango festival in Buenos Aires, so there are strong bonds between Denmark and Argentina.
Here is a short video (3:40), where you can see and hear what queer tango is. It's from Queer Tango Festival in San Francisco in 2010 when one of the participants, Andrea Ozzuna, was interviewed. You can also see her dancing with her dance partner, Nicole Roberts. The film was made in Spanish by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco, and has English subtitles.