El tango es una historia

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

El tango es una historia

View this item elsewhere:

El tango es una historia
Piazzolla, Astor (Interviewee)
Piazzolla, Astor (Composer)
Piazzolla, Astor (Performer)
Pugliese, Osvaldo (Interviewee)
Ríos Navarrete, Humberto (Director)
Rinaldi, Susana (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1982
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3224
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3644 (former)
Gardel, Carlos, 1890-1935
Tango (Dance)
Argentine tango (Dance)
Music -- Argentina
Dance -- Argentina
Tangos (Music)
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title from frame. Title on container: The tango is also a history. Produced by Filmoteca Unam in collaboration with C.R.E.A. Fonpas, Frente Argentino de Cineastas, and Cooperativa Cambalache.
Creation/production credits: Director: Humberto Ríos. Director of photography: Miguel Ehremberg. Text: Gastón Martínez Matiella.
Language: Titles in Spanish; English narration.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the tango as a musical form, examining its role as a vehicle of cultural expression for Buenos Aires and the Argentine Republic. Two tango composers, Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, are seen in interviews and performances. The history of the tango and its links to the socio-political climate of Argentina is illustrated by archival footage, and the songs of Carlos Gardel and others are remembered. Susana Rinaldi performs tango songs, subtitled in English. The tango as a dance is represented in still photographs and artworks.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Spanish, Castilian
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936040447-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175023
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8902f10-744d-0134-c685-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1982: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "El tango es una historia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/63f89840-a9fa-0133-7ca3-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "El tango es una historia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/63f89840-a9fa-0133-7ca3-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1982). El tango es una historia Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/63f89840-a9fa-0133-7ca3-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/63f89840-a9fa-0133-7ca3-60f81dd2b63c | title= (moving image) El tango es una historia, (1982)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=May 22, 2022 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

El tango es una historia