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

The Grand Prix Video Danse Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989 (Inferred)
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 (Argentina)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Subtitle: Tango/Amsterdam/Buenos Aires/vice versa.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Language: Credits in Dutch; dialogue in Spanish, subtitled in English.
Creation/production credits: Co-produced by R. V. U. Educational Broadcasting and D. R. S. Productions. Producer: Emma de Rijk. Director: Jan van den Berg.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (49 min.) : sound, color with b&w sequences ; 3/4 in.
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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  • 1989: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "El abrazo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "El abrazo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 1, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). El abrazo Retrieved from

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El abrazo