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Get ready to ocho, gancho and salida, pecho a pecho: The Triangle Tangueros is sponsoring a Labor Day Tango Weekend from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, and you're invited. World-renowned tango masters Miriam Larici and Hugo Patyn (pictured)--who have appeared on Broadway in Forever Tango and in movies such as Tango and The Mambo Kings--will perform at a dance at the Carrboro Century Center on Friday, Aug. 31. On Saturday and Sunday, they will offer a series of tango workshops. "The tango is a very improvisational dance--you really have to be in tune with your partner," the secretary of Triangle Tangueros, Chrissie Blakely, told the Indy. Blakely said that although men usually lead, "You can't be pushy--you have to invite the woman to dance with you. It's a dance of romance, but it's also a dance of communication." Tango was a street dance that originated in the 1880s in the port cities of Argentina, where immigrants came from Europe. It was then exported to Paris in the 1920s and was taken up by the upper-middle classes in Paris. Now Triangle Tangueros brings the tango to you. For details about the dance and workshops, call 541-0674.

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