A wonderful piece on Felix Picherna.
The music man of Villa Urquiza
By Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart
Copyright (c) 1997, Planet Tango. All Rights Reserved
Couples, mostly in their senior citizen years move with an attitude of having been there before. They take a place on the dance floor, they proceed to embrace, and they begin to move through paths that seem very familiar to them. Younger dancers, out of…
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Another great post by Janis.
I read recently on a dance forum what has to be one of the most outrageous comments about tango.
BTW I couldn’t care less about how they dance in BsAs. If they do nothing more than follow then they’re obviously not as sophisticated as the followers in Europe.
You might think that this comment came from someone who has never visited Buenos Aires or danced in the milongas. That is not the case. Tango may be intellectually appealing to many well-educated people who are trying to learn it and analyzing it to death in the process. I know that isn’t the reason that Argentine women my age go to dance in the milongas. They feel tango in their souls, they love the music, and they want to surrender to the embrace of a man.
Last night at Lo de Celia Tango Club was magical. I haven’t felt that level of energy in months. Dany programmed one great tanda after…
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