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.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
UPDATE: Internet sleuthing has turned up this poster from the show, then called Milonguisimo, when it played downstairs at La Ideal. Check the Comments. (Thanks to Irene for the hot lead.)
THE LAMEST POST EVER
I am so embarrassed that I went to an event without my (new) camera, without paper or pen, and even lost the flyer. And I call myself a writer.
I feel extra bad because the show I saw last night at the Teatro Liberarte on Corrientes was utterly fantastic!
I didn't know what to expect, and so I wasn't prepared. The truth is I thought it would be just another tourist tango show among the hundreds playing here in Buenos Aires. Who needs to see a photo of another teenaged girl turned upside down?
But this bohemian cabaret in the basement of a bookstore was full of surprises, talent, incredible singing, and wow dancing--by milongueros. Almost everyone was over 50 and probably most were over 60.
And not only did they dance Canaro to Piazzola, they danced rock and roll--five couples freaking out on a stage the size of a postage stamp!
Gosh what a pleasure to see real, gorgeous dancing by real people--heavyset, grey-headed, bald and beautiful.
I sat there and planned to go back next week to take photos and get everyone's name so those of you who are in Buenos Aires could go. But last night was the second and ultimate in this venue. It may open somewhere else, and I'll let you know if it does.
Because if you are in Buenos Aires, you have to see this show!