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, July 03, 2010
What is Milonguero Nuevo, you may ask? Great question!
But this couple here, Gustavo y Gisela, is promoting their new DVD as just that!
Marketing is everything. (As we talked about in an earlier post.) But you just can't be all things to all people, and if you try, for sure someone is going to be disappointed. Not to mention the possible damage to an art form and the students' ideas of it.
I've said it a hundred times: traditional social tango has nothing to do with what is shown in this photo. What the heck are they thinking? That tango milonguero is hot and popular right now so they just may as well cash in, no matter what they are teaching on the video? Or that they don't know how to dance milonguero but they want to sell DVDs? Or they have nothing new to add to the DNI stuff so they went for a new name? I just don't get it. Call a spade a spade, for Pete's sake. If you want to teach tango nuevo, say so. At least then you get points for honesty.
I can just imagine how that high kick to the side would go over in a crowded milonga full of milongueros!
Let the buyer beware!
Maybe I should have majored in Marketing at UCLA instead of Dance.
Here's a peak at their latest DVD on how to dance Milonguero Nuevo::