Archive for the ‘tango’ Category

Argentina: Wheelchair tango

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Argentine dancer in wheelchair challenges stereotypes at tango contestGabriela Fernanda Torres, competing at the World Tango Championships, says she finds dancing liberating

Monday night “It takes 1 to tango”

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Argentina: Buenos Aires closes Sunderland

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Apparently the city of Buenos Aires has solved all its problems and is now closing tango venues lacking fire sprinkler systems:

El gobierno porteño clausuró una de las milongas más famosas del mundo
La milonga conocida como Sunderland, y que ahora lleva el nombre de Malena, no pudo abrir sus puertas como lo hace desde principios del siglo pasado debido a una disposición del gobierno de Mauricio Macri.
[My translation:] Buenos Aires’s government shut down one of the world’s most famous milongas
The Sunderland milonga, now named Malena, could not open its doors as it had for nearly a century due to Mauricio Macri’s government ruling.
The restaurant and bar operations are not closed.

The venue also hosts basketball, soccer, rollerskating and martial arts activities. They won’t be able to resume until the fire sprinkler system is fully operative.

Last month the city also shut down the Sin Rumbo milonga.

I was at Sunderland on a Saturday night, where hundreds of older local couples dressed up to dance great tango. Here are Flaco Dany and Silvina showing how it’s done:

Sunday tango at the gazebo

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Sunday evening tango: Mario Bournissen & Laura Rusconi

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Mario Bournissen & Laura Rusconi performing to Roberto Goyeneche’s Viejo ciego, a most difficult song to dance to.

Congratulations to Mario and Laura on their upcoming wedding.

Argentina: Tango and fireworks

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

An audience of 200,000 turned out in Buenos Aires for the “La vida es una milonga” show designed by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Here’s D’Arienzo’s orchestration of La cumparsita, performed live,

I couldn’t find the name of the orchestra.

Saturday night tango

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

The late Andrea Missé dances with Javier Rodríguez “La Tupungatina” at the 2011 Taipei Tango Festival.

Saturday night tango: Matteo & Patricia

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Dancing to Duerme, mi amor by Carlos Di Sarli

No one does a better molinete.

Thursday night tango: Natacha Poberaj & Vladimir Khorev

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

dancing to Recuerdo,

Thursday night tango: Michael Nadtochi & Eleanora Kalganova,

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Michael Nadtochi & Eleanora Kalganova, dancing to
No hay tierra como la mía,