Ulrike & Eckart Haerter



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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).

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