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, January 16, 2010

Your Life As a Tango?

Most of us do have lives that would make great tangos! You know, themes of lost love, youth, our mothers, etc.

To this end, there is a contest at Heartbreak Tango for Valentine's Day:

Maria Finn has written a book, Hold me Tight and Tango Me Home (which she promises to send me for review), but meanwhile she has a contest which may be entered by essay (100-200 wds) or by a short video. About--without giving any names--a heartbreak in your life.

Well ok, we all have had them, but the winner will have a tango written and recorded, about his/her own personal heartbreak, by Marlan Barry. And then we can dance to our "own tango."

You can be sure I will be entering with a "tango" story of my own. Deadline is February 28, 2010.


Ahmad Fahmi said...

Why only old couple does tango? Very rare to see young couple doing tango except in competetion.

Is it because tango is for adults or married couple only?

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tangocherie said...

Hola Ahmad,

Thanks for your comment.

I'm not sure why you think tango is only for "old people," unless you were judging it by the photos on the last post. Besides, on my blog, because Ruben and I are "older" and dance traditional tango milonguero, most of the photos are of dancers like us.

But there are many young dancers and aficionados of tango nuevo who are young and dance very athletically all around the world.

For me here in Buenos Aires, the dancers and milongas that interest me are of traditional tango to the classic orchestras; dancers who value the music (not electronic!), connection with their partner, improvisation, elegance and sensuality. That's my taste.

But throughout the world there are young aerobic dancers who leap, whirl, spin, and jump to electronic music.

You just won't find them on my blog.