After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

In Contrast: A Milonguera Porteña's Point of View of Foreign Women in the Milonga

…There are gentlemen who showcase their skills dancing tango, milonga, vals, cumbias, and sometimes even folklore.

Lately they devote themselves exclusively to the foreign ladies.
I ignore the reasons for such behavior, but I suspect that it is because the local well known milongueras have already got their number.

The foreigners, on the other hand, are eager for the tanguero ‘macho.’ They get carried away by the warm embrace, the ‘precise’ step between their legs, the ‘innocent’ feeling up. These women come, in general, from ‘cold’ countries where their men contrast with the idiosyncrasy of ours.

The tanguero then takes advantage of his prominence by employing all kinds of seduction, including the teaching of tango.
These men, backed by their experience and always ready for the conquest, have found among the female visitors of other countries, a fertile ground to hand out ‘affection.’ And I emphasize from other countries, because we natives don't buy their act.

--Beatriz Pozzi, Los Aguilas, B.A. Tango, April 2000.

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