Tango biography of Ulrike & Eckart Haerter
In 1989 Ulrike und Eckart Haerter started working professionally as Tango dancers and
teachers. Their education as dancers of the Tango Argentino they got mainly in Buenos
Aires with the legendary Maestro Antonio Todaro.
Their performances in Germany and other countries were highly appreciated at home and abroad.
With their own show Das Literarische Tango Café (The Literary Tango Café)
they toured all parts of Germany and in Austria. In Berlin their show received the friendly
support of the embassy of the Republic of Argentina. Other performances led them to Calcutta,
India. Their show at the Calcutta Park Hotel was filmed by Delhi Television.
They performed at international Tango-Festivals in Lisbon and Seville and were
three times in a row invited to dance at the annual International Festival
Viva el Tango in Montevideo, where they also danced in the most popular tv show
of the country. Ulrike and Eckart Haerter were televised twice by the Argentinian tango
tv channel Sólo Tango. They were invited by AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS to
perform at a publicity show of the Argentinian Airline in Berlin.
In Montevideo Ulrike und Eckart Haerter performed together with the great
Sexteto Típico Miguel Villasboas, the Trio Sur, the Orquesta Intertango
Río Negro, with Elsa Morán, Julio Brum, the Argentinian-English
Conjunto Teddy Pereira and with the Argentinian Trio Tangonave.
Their shows together with the bandoneon virtuosos Marino Rivero, Hugo Díaz und Miguel
Fernández as well as other tango musicians from Argentina and Uruguay
(for example the Argentine Trio Tangonave) wrote tango history in Göttingen.
Together with the Uruguayan tango musicians René Marino Rivero (Bandoneon) and
Gabriela Díaz (Guitar) Ulrike und Eckart Haerter formed the quartet Tango de Vanguardia
(Avant-Garde Tango) until the death of Marino Rivero in 2010. 2006 in Göttingen took place
the world premiere of their choreography to Marino Rivero's tango Ciudad Vieja, played live
by the composer and accompanied by Gabriela Díaz on the guitar. An ultramodern, futuristic
tango music, that had never been danced before.
In the concert hall of Göttingen Ulrike und Eckart Haerter danced at a concert with the
Göttinger Symphonieorchester (City of Göttingen Symphony Orchestra). They showed
own choreographies to a Habanera of the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz and
to a concert tango of the German composer Werner Egk.
Eckart Haerter is also a tango publicist and a translator of tango lyrics, especially
of the tango poems of Homero Manzi. In 2010 a special edition of his book with texts of this
most important Argentinian tango poet was edited by the Argentinian Ministry of Culture and
presented to the public at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Some of his tango translations
were used in the libretto of the tango opera Porqué... Porqué... Tango Orphée
of the Semperoper in Dresden.
From 2007 to 2011 appeared the Göttinger Tango-Info,
a monthly periodical published by Ulrike and Eckart Haerter (access via sitemap).
Since then are published Kurze Anmerkungen zur Kultur des Tango Argentino (Brief comments
on the culture of the Tango Argentino).