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.

Monday, May 13, 2013

"One Tango Moment"

Carla Thackrah followed the Australian tango champions to Buenos Aires where they competed in the Tango Championships of 2007. Along the way they all learned what tango is in Buenos Aires--and what it isn't. There is footage of their practice, their time in local milongas, interviews (Ruben and I are in there dancing and speaking as well), and their final competition performance. Kudos to Carla for an excellent documentary well worth a watch for anyone curious about the tango in Buenos Aires. If you've danced here before, you'll probably see people you know in the milonga scenes.

"Federico and Hosanna are Australia's tango champions. In August 2007, they travelled to Buenos Aires to compete, along with 479 couples from 154 different cities around the world, for the title of Tango World Champion. When they arrive in Buenos Aires, all their preconceived ideas about tango are challenged... tango is not just about learning a choreography, it is inextricably linked to a far deeper culture. Producer, director, writer, cinematographer - Carla Thackrah"

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