What it’s all about…
Inspired by our passion for tango’s historical journey, Tangofolly’s wholehearted committment is to meaningfully support the art and culture of Argentine Tango by facilitating a free and community driven platform for communication, recognition and reference.
Tangofolly was first created in 2012 and continues to grow organically as tango dancers worldwide sign up making it a truly global community hub. Why not join in! It’s free of course and everyone is welcome.
What’s the ‘folly’ in Tangofolly?
The English noun ‘folly’ was first cited in the 13th century and originates from the 12th century French word, ‘Folie’ or ‘Fool’. The English Oxford Dictionary describes behaviour that is foolish and wonderfully nonsensical.
About promoting tango
Tangofolly will always be free for everyone to find and share their tango news and events. Tangofolly shares everything you post and there are sponsored options available too.
Over the years “The ‘folly crew” have collaborated with event organisers, photographers and filmographers to report on various events throughout Europe. This is just one fond memory of those days. – Rita (Pen n Ink) & Magdalena (Photographer)
Meet the webmaster
Social dancer by night, website designer by day. Yes, its true… little Tangofolly was indeed created by Rita on a humble 13″ Macbook Pro to the glorious sounds of The Rolling Stones and other like-minded fellows. It is… a labour of love as they say.
Tangofolly is the very first website I ever made. I remember googling ‘wordpress websites for beginners’ and ‘what is a div’ all those years ago…! I had just started learning Tango and felt so inspired that I wanted to contribute something useful somehow. My local tango community at the time was grappling with communications so I thought… What about a community website? It’s really as simple as that. Of course, much has changed since then, but, Tangofolly will always be my favourite website and continues to be my personal pleasure to care for every day.
Tangofolly headquarters is wherever Rita and her Macbook are today. This may well be in a tango marathon dormitory in Brussels or a cafe in Paris, on a train to Berlin or at an outdoor milonga in Seville. Office hours: 24/7.
It’s a very long story that all began on a rainy day in beautiful Paris… but essentially these lovely little fellows were the inspiration behind Tangofolly. Many discussions have been had about whether they are male, female, or male and female. You decide. Tango is really about two souls going along together.
Very special thanks to all our friends and volunteers who have worked on various Tangofolly projects in the past and supported the cause in all different ways from the beginning of time. You shall never be forgot.