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02
Jul

Welcome to Daniel Trenner

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Welcome to the newest iteration of danieltrenner.com It has been a long time coming! Lately my life has been taken up with my move to Western Massachusetts. I bought a large home in Florence in 2008, and moved my aging parents here with me. Ed, my father passed in hospice care in 2011, and my […]

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10
Jun

itangocafe

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Daniel w Rebecca Shulman performing in Amsterdam in 1995.  (click on the itangocafe link at left to buy the video) This is the opening performance of V103, from the most popular series that we ever sold at The Tango Catalogue, which was North America’s first, and for a long time only, tango store. Before I […]

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26
Sep

Homage to Followers – Part 2

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If you have taken class with me in any of the last ten years or so, I have probably told my analogy of the Magician and the Magician’s lady. Just the title itself is enough to clue in the most fearsome blockhead to the inequity of gender roles, and the impoverished language we have to […]

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22
Sep

Juan Bruno’s childhood anecdote

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Juan Bruno was “El Pibe de Ciudadela” (The Kid from Ciudadela). He died in 2004 at the age of 79 . (dates are approx.) He was my closest friend among the dancers of the older generation. I bonded with him because he was such a gentleman, having real respect for the woman in the dance. […]

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15
Sep

Inspired by Julia and Julia

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It has been a pleasure getting going this morning.  A lengthy pleasure. My morning ritual, when I can get to it all, includes enjoying waking up, stretching, meditating, showering or bathing, and then a trip to the Pilates machines downstairs. At that point if I have any time left before “work”, by which I mean […]

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31
Aug

Homage to the Followers- Part 1

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In the 1980s when social tango was re-emerging in Buenos Aires among the returning milongueros, young people only came to the tango because they were interested in performing it. They came from one of two worlds, folkloric dancing (tango for schools or big folk performances) and tango for export (tourist oriented stage shows, and for […]

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28
Aug

Daniel’s Story 1980s

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Once upon a time I was an American dancer, North American that is. After beginnings, 1975, in West African with Percy Borde, and Modern with Bill T. Jones (six of us in class at the old American Dance Asylum in Binghamton NY) I found my way in Jazz and Tap with Brenda Bufalino and later […]

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