Tango is About the Connection™

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When 1+1=1 Tango Soiree

Start out the New Year dancing!

book & tango presentation 6pm  |  live tango music & dancing 7-9pm

1st Thursday, January 3, 2013

Alki Arts Gallery at the Harbor Steps
55 University (University & Western)
Seattle, WA 98101
(Downtown Seattle)

This FREE event
is open to the public.
Come mingle and dance!

The Alki Arts Gallery’s new downtown location at the foot of the Harbor Steps is excited to present an evening of books, music, and tango on this First Thursday of 2013! Come partake in an interactive book presentation (When 1+1=1) and introduction to tango by Seattle author and Argentine Tango teacher, Gabriela Condrea, and dance into the evening to the music of Jamie Maschler, playing velvety tunes and sultry melodies on the accordion in this beautiful space.


6pm: Interactive Book & Tango Presentation –

Using tango as a metaphor for human relationships, world traveling Seattle author and Argentine tango teacher Gabriela Condrea weaves in anecdotes with excerpts from her book When 1+1=1: That "Impossible" Connection (with titles such as "High Heels and Yellow Hippopotamuses," “Dance Like Water” and "'Mistakes' are Just Unanticipated Opportunities") and spices things up with some easy interactive tango-inspired partner games – a fun introduction to the essence of tango.


7-9pm: Live Tango Music & Tango, Tango, Tango Dancing!

Jamie Maschler is a unique member of Seattle’s music scene. Over eighteen years of experience in playing all styles of accordion has allowed her to explore jazz, tango, latin, chamber, classical, pop, klezmer; solo and ensemble pieces. She has won several National and International accordion competitions, performed at venues such as The Paramount and Act Theatre, and recorded at the top studios in Seattle. Jamie enjoys playing for dancers and says, “I love the energy that is created when both art forms come together.” – www.JamieMaschler.com

Harold Belskus loves making music: from local pubs, to international events, to sold-out venues. Starting with electric guitar and drums at 12 years old, by 18 he was playing bass for Seattle rock outfit OFU, had local radio airplay, headlined the Showbox, toured the West, and attended the 2005 MTV VMA’s in Miami on a personal invite by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. Having performed reggae sets in Mexico, hip-hop in Belize, classical music in Guatemala, sacred Indian chants in Denver, and gypsy-pop in Seattle, he is constantly searching for something new and exciting. – www.HaroldBelskus.com

Together, Jamie and Harold are A Cedar Suede

PLUS... a FREE Raffle (art, books, tango & more!) and...

Wine + Chocolate!

Delectable wine and chocolate pairings provided by Proletariat Wines and Chocolati Handmade Chocolates! www.chocolati.com | www.proletariatwines.com

Chocolati - Chocolati is a Seattle based confectioner of handmade, hand dipped confections. We take great pride in our truffles, nut clusters, caramels and other creative chocolate confections. They are made with all natural ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. We have 5 retail cafe locations in the Seattle area.

Proletariat Wine Company - Our goal is to bring high quality, otherwise expensively priced wines to restaurant diners at extremely reasonable prices. Proletariat's premium wines from the best growing regions in the northwest are delivered through the keg direct to glass.

About the ALKI ARTS Gallery at the Harbor Steps –

This downtown location is an extension of West Seattle's popular 'Alki Arts' gallery, featuring 'Art of the New Northwest' and introducing the work of Michael Birawer to Seattle! Offered this vacant space at the foot of the Harbor Steps by the Landord to ‘breath life’ into this highly visible uninhabited Downtown corner, Diane Venti and Tom Wyrick are doing much more than that – they are enhancing our community with this truly amazing space where the goal is to introduce more attainable, affordable local art to a wider cross section of Seattle’s diverse population. “This as a win/win proposition,” Diane says. It is perhaps this approach that has the galleries thriving, even during an economic downturn. Diane and Tom host a variety of events showcasing our local visual and performing artists and have enjoyed huge community support.

Both locations (West Seattle and Downtown) are available for events at very reasonable rates with deep non-profit discounts! Please visit www.AlkiArts.com for more information or drop by for a visit!

Art Walks: 1st Thursdays in Downtown & 2nd Thursdays on Alki (West Seattle)
Facebook: Alki Arts | Alki Arts at the Harbor Steps

RSVP here: When 1+1=1 Tango Soiree

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