The legendary Gene Kelly was born a hundred years ago this year.
These three newly commissioned stories celebrate the world of dance and its power to inspire and attract.
'Just a Tango' by Kapka Kassabova. In this heady tale we delve into the exotic world of tango and the tango addict. Will they find what they are looking for?
Read by Anita Vettesse.
Producer: Patricia Hitchcock
Kapka Kassabova was born in Bulgaria but then emigrated as a teenager to New Zealand. She has lived and travelled all over the world and now lives in Scotland. She is an award-winning travel writer and author of three novels with Penguin NZ: LOVE IN THE LAND OF MIDAS, RECONNAISSANCE (Commonwealth Prize for best 1st novel) and VILLA PACIFICA. She has written several poetry collections and was chosen for the 2012 Poetry Parnassus event at London's Southbank.
She has also written about growing up in Bulgaria in STREET WITHOUT A NAME, as well as a second memoir about her decade-long tango odyssey TWELVE MINUTES OF LOVE: A TANGO STORY (UK: Portobello 2011).
She is the winner of Golden Quill (Zlatnoto Pero) Award for contributions to Bulgarian culture 2009.
'Kassabova is that rare thing, an author who excels in every genre. She's a published poet and novelist, a writer of travel guides, and of memoirs, whose earlier book, STREET WITHOUT A NAME, is an autobiographical travelogue about rediscovering her native Bulgaria. ... TWELVE MINUTES OF LOVE: A TANGO STORY is her touching and insightful chronicle of a ten-year obsession that dragged her around the world and back again by the heartstrings.' -- The Scotsman.