Department of European Languages and Cultures

I Am Tango. Biography of María Nieves

Following the Hispanic Studies Department's successful screening of Tango Negro. The African Roots of Tango last September, we are now presenting another acclaimed documentary, Our Last Tango (Un tango más), by director Germán Kral on the life and times of one of the greatest tango dance partnerships ever known: María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes. This screening is in conjunction with the launch of the newly translated English publication of I Am Tango. Biography of María Nieves, translated by Elaine Newton-Bruzza, University of Edinburgh Ph.D. student.

Elaine says, "While finishng the translation of her biography, I was privileged to meet and talk with María Nieves on my last trip to Buenos Aires, and was as awestruck by her presence as I had been fascinated by narrative of this amazing woman who so clearly epitomizes the dance and its culture. My focus throughout the translation was to preserve María Nieves' voice as she tells her life's story, a story that is as captivating as it is inspirational. I hope you will enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed translating it!"

Please join us for this free event on Friday, January 27th, in Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square, when Elaine will give a brief presentation on her experience of meeting María Nieves and translating her biography, followed by the film screening. 

Books will be available for purchase at the event: £18.00 per copy, cash only, please (exact change preferred).

“Tango dance has something very special: it’s the communication within the couple. That is why when we dance it we feel an endless number of emotions, such as love…and hate. I was born to dance tango and I will die for my tango.” María Nieves

María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes in "Our Last Tango"
Jan 27 2017 -

I Am Tango. Biography of María Nieves

Hispanic Studies presents the acclaimed documentary, Our Last Tango (Un tango más), on the life and times of one of the greatest tango dance partnerships ever known: María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes. This screening is in conjunction with the launch of the newly translated English publication of "I Am Tango. Biography of María Nieves", translated by Elaine Newton-Bruzza.

Screening room (G.04)
50 George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9LH