Sunday, May 31, 2009

The adventure starts - now

It's been said: Even the largest trip must start with a small step. That's what I've done. My feet are outside my door, so is my large heap of luggage.

Today I'll make a small trip by train down to Stockholm. I'll meet Pino and Natalie there and we will discuss things about the trip. In the early hours of tommorrow I'll jump into the minibus together with Peder and we'll travel south down through Sweden and into Germany.

I hope I haven't forgotten anything.

Now it really feels like an adventure is starting.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Teachers at Tangocamp Italy: Video clips

What do you do while you wait for Tangocamp to start?

Well, one of the things I have done is to look at Youtube videos with all the teachers. Below, I'll posted a list with video clips of all the teachers that will be there at Tangocamp in Italy.

So, have you have a favorite clip of the teachers at Tangocamp? Please comment and tell me which it is.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Preparing for Tangocamp

Julio Mariño & Mirabai Deranja. Copyright: Henrik Eriksson ( The photo may not be published elsewhere without written permission.

About this time next week I'll be on my way to Tangocamp. There's is tons of stuff to prepare, things to check and organize.

So, do you have any tips on what one should bring when you are going to tango camp? Is there some things that are essential and shouldn't be missed? Give me your best advice!

The photo you see above is from a tango performance with Julio Mariño & Mirabai Deranja last weekend when they visited Uppsala. Taking classes is part of my preparation, to make sure that I'm in "tango mode" and to brush up on some technique.

What are the things that you do in order to prepare for Tangocamp? Tell me.

Julio & Mirabai did a great show and I can't wait to the coming weeks when I'm sure I'm going to see the fantastic shows at Tangocamp each night.

Friday, May 15, 2009

About the reporter: Henrik Eriksson

Hi everyone!

Here is a short presentation of me, the reporter of this blog.

Henrik Eriksson

My name is Henrik Eriksson and I live in Uppsala, Sweden. I discovered Tango about 2 years ago and before that I've danced lindy hop for many years (and still do). Now I dance tango as often as I can, about 2-3 times a week.

For me tango is described by sensuality, elegance and intimacy. I enjoy the dramatic tango songs, the lyrical tango waltzes and the playful milongas. The music provides a wide spectrum of feelings to express in the dancing.

I freelance as a photographer and my speciality is dance photography. I've documented my local dance scene for years. Dance is a very rewarding subject since dance is a very visual way of expressing yourself. Dance is also one of the most challenging subjects to photograph, the light is often low and everyone is constantly moving. That's what makes dance photography so interesting.

I'm looking forward to participate in and document this years Tangocamp and to meet you all.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

About the Tangocamp blog

The Tangocamp blog is all about capturing the experience of being at the Tangocamp. What is it like to be there? How does it look? How does it feel?

The activities

So much is going on at Tangocamp. There are of classes, milongas and performances but also dinner time, time to relax and time to enjoy the company of friends. And then there is the moments behind the curtain and on the road.

The people

People are coming from all over the world to experience Tangocamp. Meet some of the interesting participants. Meet the teachers, the djs and the musicans.

The places

Great locations and surroundings are a big part of any experience. The blog shows you all the grand ballrooms and the classrooms. We will show you the surroundings where we are staying and where we are hanging out. Maybe there will be time to do some excursions as well.

The stories

With all the activities, people and the places stories are bound to happen. The Tangocamp blog should be the next best thing after actually being here. We wish that you would be with us.
Join the blog to experience all stories.

Have you been to Tangocamp before? Please share your experience and leave a comment.