One Tango Moment, a one-hour documentary film by Australian Carla Thackrah, follows the Australian stage tango champions to Buenos Aires to compete in the Campeonateo Mundial. Carla was inspired to show the clash between international commercial tango and what is danced by Argentines socially. The couple find that their tango changed once they were in Buenos Aires and dancing in the milongas, and the new realizations threw them off their game.
The stars are the 2007 stage tango champions of Australia, Federico and Hosanna, but Ruben and I figure in it too, dancing in a milonga, and speaking about the passion of tango, the embrace, music, and the future of tango. We were very proud to be part of this thought-provoking project.
Carla has made other film documentaries, she is a tango dancer herself, a composer, and the flutist in Tango Paradiso ensemble, along with her husband, violinist Moshlo.
A still from the film shows my friends Flo Woodruff and Carlos Costes dancing at Club Espanol.