'STARFISH TANGO' ANTHOLOGY
2004 - The
long-awaited Anthology is here at long last!
Rutger's 1.34 MB Mpg Video
Yes, "Starfish Tango" is a combination
of heart-work and art-work. This
first 'dance' gathers together some marvellous
writings donated by very gifted authors.
is a limited-edition 73-page book where you will
find many wonderful poems, stories,
letters and shared experiences. There are many
written contributions from Rutger (such as his
description of a shooting day on the set of the
'Starfish Tango' short movie, still in post-production
phase, or some of his 'diary pages', writings
where he gives funny and out-of-the-ordinary glimpses
into his day-to-day experiences - both on and
off sets). There are some colored photos, too.
as important as the book being limited edition,
page 3 is the Introduction Page and EACH of the books are progressively numbered on this
page which has also been autographed by Rutger.
This is not a reproduced autograph. Rutger
signed each one of these pages separately, ensuring
that all the Introduction Pages passed through
his hands for the original autograph.
Anthology is divided (using
an out-of-the-ordinary display, but that's a surprise
and we won't reveal more......) into various
them are 'Surfing Poets', 'Dirty Dancing', 'Diary
Days', 'Butterfly Birthday' etc. etc.
The Anthology's size is 12" x 8.5" (31
cms x 21 cms).
You can get copies of this limited-edition book
by emailing us at
and by pledging a donation starting from Euro
90/each copy. This amount also includes shipment by EMS Registered
International Airmail with Delivery Receipt.
are accepted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard
emailing us at the above address with your order,
we will reply with a detailed message on how to
we have scanned a copy of the glossy cover of
the 'Starfish Tango' Anthology. The scan
does not do justice to the beauty, originality
and preciousness of this book.
are also starting to receive the first reviews
and comments from some supporters who soon purchased
it. Please find herebelow some of them. Thank
you again to all of you for your support and your
I received the Starfish Tango Anthology last Friday. Thank you very much.
My donation was prompted by Mr. Hauer’s autobiography “All Those Moments: …,” which I read on a flight to London. The chapters on HIV/AIDS educated me and the touching stories remained with me throughout my travels. I flew Virgin Atlantic Airways -- Virgin Atlantic provides a special envelope to collect spare change with the idea that you won’t need those dimes, quarters, pesos, etc. while traveling abroad. This change is then donated to benefit children’s charities.
With that in mind, when I returned to Los Angeles with about 50 pounds in British currency (and I almost never have money left over!), I decided to donate my “spare change” to Mr. Hauer’s Starfish Association.
By age 34 I had lost both parents, my mother to cancer and my father to heart disease. I have also lost friends, several to AIDS. Sometimes one can feel a little helpless, but after I received the beautiful Starfish Tango Anthology, I felt that I gave a hug, and got one back.
Cheers and best wishes! Janis Price
Starfishes (and of course Rutger)!
you so much for the wonderful anthology
a magical piece of work and art. For Rutger,
a labour of love, I think.
you so much for the autographed copy that
reached my postal service station the other
day. A truly great Christmas present.
layout and artwork are just great, and the
texts are beautiful/touching/sad/uplifting
again, thanks a lot for all the heart and
hard work that so clearly lies behind this
finished edition of "Starfish Tango".
I do hope that there somehow will be further
issues in the series.
all the best season greetings to all Starfishes,
wherever you are on the globe, from Per
truly brilliant and I'm so thrilled that
I'm part of the first edition.
My copy was waiting for me when I arrived
home from work last night.
a lovely surprise to end to my hectic
those involved have done a marvelous job
and must be so proud of this achievement.
Please pass on my thanks to Rutger for
actually making this happen.
was well worth the wait. Many thanks again.
kind regards to all. Corinne
I bid on his anthology because of my firm
belief in Rutger's cause and, now, a year
and a half later, in him.
should be very proud of his anthology. Its
quite beautiful, a feast for the eyes. The
transparencies are gorgeous, especially,
of course, the ones he chose of himself
and his famous eyes and face. But the other
ones are most well-thought-out, artistic
and dramatic. The layout was easy to get
a feast for the heart because of the people
emphasis. He managed to get in MANY names
and pieces so that MANY people can feel
a part of the project. He included people
from all over the world so the project doesnt
seem so Europe-USA centered. Also, he pushed
all the right buttons by choosing some very
moving excerpts from his Days Out of Days.
Truly, it is a labor of love. I'm so glad
he did this. I look forward to another one.
But, if he does only this one, then that
is JUST FINE and it can stand alone as his
one anthology, a unique and true labor of
a feast for the brain because, as Rutger
wrote, "Its a spiritual charge,
with wit and intelligence." The anthology
would never get past many people (other
than the standard groupies) over 18 years
old if it didnt appeal to the intellect.
There has to be more than pretty and emotional
(as least for me). Theres pretty and
emotional enough on his website already
flowers and honey every day ("splish-splash,"
as he wrote once). I think that the standard
human heart can only be reached through
the standard human brain, and, by engaging
said standard human brain so completely,
he reaches most (even the most hardened
and cynical of) standard human hearts. Good
already established that Rutger spreads
his compassion all over the world with his
website and takes his compassion to the
children and women with HIV/AIDS to a very
personal and intimate level, the ONLY level
that really counts and does ANY good to
the human spirit. However, his anthology
is a new and interesting expression for
him. I didnt know he had it in him.
Lol. One never knows about another person
really because one, especially a rich and
famous person like Rutger, can "buy"
style, glitz, ghostwriters, almost everything.
But his anthology comes from his heart.
Thats evident with Starfish Tango.
dont really know him, of course, and
never will, but I can and do see a side
of him in his anthology that is really "out
there" and shows a most vulnerable
and deeply committed side of his persona.
Rutger and St*rfish,
I received my copy of the Starfish Tango
book and I have to tell you it is beautiful!
I would have never thought that Rutger
would have so much time to devote to this
wonderful project as he did. I am proud
to have a small contribution in the book.
Being chosen for a short story inclusion
is an honor.
The artistry is astounding and breath-taking
at the same time. The transparencies are
so appropriate and it is clear to me that
the creator of these 'dividers' is extremely
The short stories are great! I love the
"Who the F* is Roy Batty" one
especially. The 'fan letters' made me
laugh, but I know that they are heart-felt
and each one is precious. So much creativity
is captured in the pages of this book
that it is a tribute to all who had one
minute of time devoted to its contents
and creation. It can be called nothing
less than a labor of love from front to
What is so precious to me regarding the
book is knowing that many, many hours
must have been spent by Rutger and his
Starfish staff to produce such a tribute
to what Rutger and Starfish stand for
in their struggle to help innocent AIDS
victims. The tribute to Debra was haunting
course, the Fifi interview was an absolute
riot. Such creative minds!
Thank you, Rutger, Starfish and all who
have contributed their time and energies
to this fantastic piece of work. I will
cherish the book always.
I could think of no better way to contribute
to Starfish and the fight against AIDS
that to order a copy of this Anthology.
It is money well spent to get a masterpiece
of this sort and know that every dime
of the money will go to help the less
fortunate - women and children with AIDS.
all! I have spent the last few days perusing
my new copy of Starfish Tango.
nice little book - I like the color transparencies
between chapters, it gives it a nice touch.
Several of our on-line authors were definitely
showcased in this Anthology (Congratulations!)
and the chapters were nicely divided with
RH's writings in the fore - and of course
there was info about the main issue, Starfish.
A nice dedication.
in all a very entertaining read, and a must-have
for RH fans, because of the Day out of Days
section highlighting his most interesting
and hilarious experiences over the past
5 years. Worth every penny, in my opinion.
- and Fifi's interview - well, I don't want
to ruin it for you! see for yourself!
care all! Tori
reviews eloquently describe my response
to the St*rfish Tango Anthology treasure.
have only my own thanks to add for my copy.
wonderful tribute to Debra, as well as the
many others represented by this deeply-felt
and safe New Year, Mr. Hauer and family,
and GB family.
Rutger & St*rfish! I just wanted to
let you know that I received my copy of
the St*rfish Tango Anthology and it is
I remember you speaking so highly of Debra
and it was a very beautiful thing for
you to dedicate the first issue of the
book to her. It saddens me that so many
must die and so many children are also
sick with AIDS and end up orphaned. Your
heart is as golden as the starfish earrings
you gave to Debra.
I see so much of your work in the Anthology
and also the work of the contributing
story tellers, poets, other fans and your
The Butterfly Birthday is amazing and
I am stunned at the poetic beauty of your
words and the pictures concerning the
"St*rfish Tango' - The Movie. That
will truly be awesome to watch.
The book is so beautiful with the transparency
dividers. It is a wonderful and fitting
tribute to Mothers and children with AIDS
and money well spent to support the charity.
My hat is off to all who worked to help
make your idea of a St*rfish Tango book
to say that I received a copy of 'Starfish
Tango' and was amazed to see the work that
went into Rutger's Labor Of Love; many small
and large nuggets for fans to chew over
both sad and hilarious.
big thanks to Rutger and the team.
proud to have played my little part in it
along with the unstoppable Miss FiFi.
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