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El abrazo
Berghuijs, Martine
Brave, Wouter
Estevez, Carlos (Interviewee)
Todaro, Antonio (Interviewee)
Vasile, Adriana
Luna, Pochi
Bilous, Vanina
Aquino, Alejandro
Plebs, Milena
Zotto, Miguel Angel
Pugliese, Osvaldo (Musician)
Berg, Jan van den (Director)
Gardel, Carlos, 1890-1935 (Composer)
Virulazo and Elvira (Interviewee)

Grand Prix Video Danse Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1989
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8716
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4026 (former)
Argentine tango (Dance)
Tango (Dance)
Dance -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires
two-dimensional moving image
Subtitle: Tango/Amsterdam/Buenos Aires/vice versa. Co-produced by R. V. U. Educational Broadcasting and D. R. S. Productions. Producer: Emma de Rijk. Director: Jan van den Berg. Credits in Dutch; dialogue in Spanish, subtitled in English.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (49 min.) :sd., col. with b&w sequences
Informal history of the Argentine tango, as seen through the eyes of the Dutch dance team of Martine Berghuijs and Wouter Brave. Includes interviews with dancers Virulazo and Elvira, Petróleo (pseud. of Carlos Estevez), Vanina Bilous and Alejandro Aquino, Antonio Todaro, Milena Plebs and Miguel Angel Zotto, and others. Buenos Aires and the tango, past and present, are seen in archival and contemporary footage, including scenes from old movies, street scenes illustrating tango songs by Carlos Gardel and others, and performances by Adriana Vasile and Pochi Luna (in a nightclub), Bilous and Aquino (with Osvaldo Pugliese's orchestra), Plebs and Zotto (on a street in Amsterdam), and Berghuijs and Brave (at a street festival in Buenos Aires).
Type of Resource
Moving image
Spanish, Castilian
Dutch, Flemish
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946038999-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175793
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a9d398c0-9004-0135-cefe-7110dd6d4444
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Item timeline of events

  • 1989: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

UNK, The New York Public Library. "El abrazo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

Chicago/Turabian Format

UNK, The New York Public Library. "El abrazo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2017.

APA Format

UNK, The New York Public Library. (1989). El abrazo Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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El abrazo