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.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tango Salon Winners in the Mundial 2009
We just saw this on television from Luna Park and the winners are a Japanese couple, Hiroyi Yamao & Kyoko Yamao (photo by Daniel Carreira.) This couple placed third in the Tango Escenario competition in 2007.
Many congratulations to them; I'm sure they've worked long and hard to win this honor.
I just have three questions:
1. How do the Argentines feel that a Japanese couple won the world prize in tango?
2. Why was there no one in the final 45 couples over 43-45? There were old milongueros competing, but none made it to the Finals. Don't they dance well enough?
3. None of the finalists used the standard embrace of the lady's arm around the man's neck; is this now over, out of style, dead?
Pleae comment if you can answer my questions. Thanks.
Monday we are invited to Luna Park to see the Finals of the Tango Escenario competition, but I'm not sure I want to go.
Especially as I will be spending the day in Inmigraciones with a Guillotine over my head. And it may fall that afternoon.