An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Old Post Office

Oh the fun I've had here in Viejo Correo in Parque Centenario over the many years of dancing in Buenos Aires! I used to go every Tuesday night when Yvonne y Eduardo organized a milonga, and also on Friday afternoons I was usually there, along with many milongueros, porteños, and tourists like I was then.

But things changed, as they always do, and the old tango club fell out of favor a bit and the trend went elsewhere. I think the change began when most tango venues were closed for several months after the Cro Magnon tragedy and during the Year That Tango Died. Many salons couldn't recover from the closures when dancers had to find other places to go.

Viejo Correo continued as usual after remodeling and reopening, but more as a club de barrio. And then a few months ago, Tuesday nights became home to the Practica X nuevo crowd, causing a very nice installation of new colored lights to make the ambiance more "cool."

Ruben y Carlos, posting a letter

With our old buddy Alberto
So love the black and white floor!

When Alfredo y Graciela asked us to perform at their special event, Encuentro Milonguero at Viejo Correo last Sunday afternoon, we were glad to revisit my old haunting ground. We knew almost everyone there and dancing on that familiar black and white floor brought back lots of wonderful memories.

Organizers Alfredo y Graciela


Dieudonne said...


Superbe dance, vous etes tous les deux d'une elegance imparable. Vous me faites rever.


johanna said...

Ah, Viejo Correo. One of my most memorable tango experiences EVER happened at that venerable old. place. In fact, I was sitting almost exactly where the videographer was :-)

Gorgeous skirt, btw.

Joli said...

I loved Viejo Correo. I used to go there at least twice a week.