Thursday, August 30, 2007


Last night I broke a cardinal rule of tango. I spoke to my partner during a sacred Biagi tanda. I would never do such a thing - it's just that I hadn't seen her in forever and we had some important gossip to attend to. I think this enormous faux pas is what led to the nightmare I experienced in my sleep directly following this milonga...

I dreamt I died and went to tango hell. There was a great hall there - similar to Confiteria Ideal - only larger and completely restored. It was beautiful and I thought for a moment that I must be in tango heaven. Then the music began to play... one techno tango after another and one longer and more horrible than the next. Just when it seemed more than I could bear - the tanda ended and I took a deep breath and a sigh of relief. "Nothing could be worse than this!" I thought. Then the cortina began - EXACTLY 30 seconds of di Sarli's Tu Intimo Secreto AND NO MORE. The cortina ended and the techno tangos began again. As they say in Buenos Aires: "Things could always become worse..."

I had no choice but to dance to these robotic electronica tunes even tho my feet were on fire and crammed into a pair of Flamebella shoes two sizes too small for me. The beats went on forever and ever and dancers (all stinking of garlic breath) rudely cut in one after the other during each dance. Each partner was worse than the next - one stepping on my toes, one kicking me hard with an outta control gancho, another biting my lip, and all of them chattering incessantly in my ear. Another 30-second cortina - Biagi's La Maleva - bounced on and off my ear teasing me mercilessly and was then abruptly cut off to make way for some weird alternative music that sounded like Yma Sumac, Diamanda Galas, and Joe Cocker screaming vomit a cappella. Somehow the people continued dancing to this. It went on forever without much variation except the volume and pitch increased. Finally it ended with a 30 second glimpse of heaven with the final cortina - Canaro's Poema. I thought my heart would break when the luscious notes were cut off along with all the lights. The Devil began to laugh thunderously and made the announcements. Then I won the raffle for a sour bottle of wine and free entrance to the milonga in Purgatory featuring the live music of Infierno (A new orquesta that plays in the style of Horacio Salgán.) Finally, thank G-d, I awoke from this foul dream...

Some kind of [poemic] justice. I will never speak during a Biagi tanda again.

+ This devilish diatribe inspired by a conversation with my friend Jim. (although he did not sin in the same manner as I.)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tango for Peace

Immediate Release by AP*

This morning at sunrise in the Old City of Jerusalem, a Palestinian and a Jewess ascended the Temple Mount and proceeded to dance a tango counterclockwise around the Noble Sanctuary. The couple, Mo Salaam y Ahava Levi danced in a close embrace style known as milonguero or salon. Their tango was accompanied by la musica of orquesta Edgardo Donato. The tangos were heard emanating from an iPod attached to a small speaker. The tanda included Triste Amanecer, Mis Pesares, Se Va La Vida, Te Busco, y La Melodia del Corazon. The couple had danced a full circle around the dome by the end of the set and completed their tango para el amor y la paz prayer. Imams and Israeli Police surrounded the two at Ground Zero but hesitated to interrupt their dance. In fact, they seemed to be mesmerized by the swirling man and woman/Muslim and Jew who were no longer two but a perfect ONE. A peace and utter calm descended upon the area during and immediately following the dance. A few moments later, all mayhem broke loose until the couple danced one final song, which again captured the imaginations of all present and put an end to all the loud clapping and shouts of otra más. Mo y Ahava danced with all their souls to Fue Mi Salvación and during this tango, Imams and Israeli police were seen embracing each other to copy several movements of the dancers including a secada, an ocho cortada, and a cunita.

Tomorrow morning, the matter of beginning a mixed milonga for Muslims and Jews on the Temple Mount will be negotiated. It is further rumored that Catholics,+ Pagans, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Buddhists and Baha'i will also be allowed to dance. At the moment, authorities are not willing to permit Atheists or Nuevos on the sacred grounds of the Viejo Ciudad.

+for whom the dj will also play the tango La Novena
*a punto.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mundial de Tango Salon 2007: La Final

WOW - Who is Couple #209?! Tiger likes - mucho gusto!!!

ABC News: American Couple Tangos to World Finals

Eso Eduardo y Cyrena for making it to the finals in Bs As!
ABC News: American Couple Tangos to World Finals

Tango Festival
World Tango Championship finalists Eduardo Goitia and Cyrena Drusine. (ABC News)

Eduardo Goitia, 43, and Cyrena Drusine, 25, are unlikely finalists at the World Tango Championships being held in Buenos Aires.

Eduardo was born in the Bronx in a family of immigrants from Puerto Rico. He is an architect at the top New York design firm Mancini, Duffy and lives in midtown Manhattan. Cyrena is from a Russian émigré family that ended up in Manhattan. She is an NYU graduate student studying performance arts from an anthropological perspective.

Perhaps the most intriguing fact about this couple is that they have only known each other since this past April when they met at a milonga, or tango dance hall, in Buenos Aires.

In these contests, partner synchronization is considered one of the most important facets of the judging process.

Speaking about the night they met, Eduardo told ABC News, "We danced believing each that the other was Argentine. Not until we sat down and chatted did we realize we were two New Yorkers. So we exchanged phone numbers and started dancing as a couple in New York in May."

The rest is history.

In July the couple won the United States championships in New York, which carries among its prizes an invitation to the annual event in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of this exquisite dance.

The World Championships brings together close to 500 couples from 154 cities to compete in the main event during an 11-day spectacle replete with dance shows, tango orchestra performances, specialized classes, seminars and other happenings revolving around the tango.

"It's a thrill to dance in this competition with all the historical significance of Buenos Aires," said Eduardo, in a short break while waiting for the semi-finals to begin. Eduardo and Cyrena are vying for top honors in ballroom, one of the two categories of tango dance style at the championship (the other category is stage).

Stage is the more stylized and choreographed version, while the ballroom category is the more traditional, neighborhood-style tango that developed in Buenos Aires in the early part of the 20th century.

"We actually danced in both categories at the New York festival. We came in first in ballroom and third in stage. But here we decided to concentrate on ballroom dancing. It's more traditional, especially here in Argentina."

In the ballroom semi-finals, the contestants go in groups of 10 couples and are asked to dance in counter-clockwise circles while a panel of five judges rates each of the couples. Three recorded tango tunes are played for each grouping of 10 couples. The music is not prearranged, so the couples cannot plan their dancing according to any specific composition.

The judges look at factors including how the couple first walks out onto the dance floor, their general appearance and ambience, their elasticity, their rhythm and dancing in harmony with the music, and even to how they relate to each other.

A crowd of about 3,000 people also attended the semi-finals, with rooting sections for local participants as well as the many Colombian couples vying for honors.

The New Yorkers danced with energy and flair, and that combination of rigidity and elasticity that marks tango. They stood out in their group and were selected one of three dozen finalists for the competition that ends on Sunday night.

"We're excited but also confident," said a tired Eduardo on Friday night after the finalists were announced.

El Buenos Aires Tipico...

gracias Andres :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tangoing Cheek to Cheek for 3 Minutes in the Park - New York Times

Tangoing Cheek to Cheek for 3 Minutes in the Park - New York Times
Summer Rituals | It Takes Two

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Published: August 25, 2007

It was a sultry 6 p.m. in Central Park, and over by the 1872 Shakespeare statue at Literary Walk, melancholy rhythms spilled from two speakers propped up on park benches.

Courtenay Nugent rose. He asked Fran Beaumont to dance. There they were: the two it took to tango.

They moved sensually across the asphalt pavers, counterclockwise around the monument, under a coquettish breeze and what was to become a limitless starry sky and an oblong moon. As dozens of onlookers watched over the next three hours, about 50 couples swayed to the steps of the dance that has been called a three-minute love affair.

Christian Hansen for The New York Times

Dancing the tango by the Shakespeare statue

at Literary Walk in Central Park.

“I’m first to get up because I’m not shy,” said Mr. Nugent, 59, a translator and teacher who lives in St. Albans, Queens.

For more than a decade, free tango in Central Park, Saturdays from June through September, has been the emblem of one of the city’s most fermenting — make that obsessed — subcultures. Acolytes ritually gather in a wholly accessible yet somehow intimate domain surrounding the Bard, who, at that hour, was still dappled in sunlight, and seemingly amused.

As she danced, Ms. Beaumont flourished lipstick and nail polish of Tango Red. Her black lace gloves matched her tight black chemise with its see-through sleeves, and her floral red and black skirt was slit high to accommodate the most vertiginous dips, spins, kicks and drops. Her feet, of course, were wrapped in strappy black tango shoes.

By 6:15, two other couples had joined in. The disc jockey, Hernan Brizuela, 33, was playing sets, or tandas, of Argentine tangos: fast, medium, then slow.

“What happens on the tango floor stays on the tango floor,” said William Lawrence Parker III, 50, who is known as Trey and has been one of two organizers of the Central Park dance practically since it began.

Rick Castro, 48, the other longtime organizer, explained that it takes one tango “to meet your partner, the second to get used to your partner, and the third to just enjoy.”

Mr. Castro estimated that 75 percent of the dancers — young or old, skilled or neophyte — “are non-couples.” Even the regulars “don’t normally see each other during the week,” he added, “but I guess you could call them a family, scattered though it is.”

Christian Hansen for The New York Times

Couples continued to tango as night fell.

The makeshift dance floor in the park is one facet of a teeming city sub-universe: There are dozens of Argentine tango milongas, or gatherings, in New York, most of them charging a modest fee, and many of them listed on a Web site,

“I go every night,” said Natalie Rogers, a psychotherapist in Manhattan who said she prescribes tango to some of her patients struggling with performance anxiety. “I tell women that it’s a great way to meet men.”

Mr. Castro said the Central Park tango has produced many relationships and occasionally the syncopation of wedding bells, though most people just dance with tango friends or even strangers.

Lucille Krasne, a Manhattan artist recognized by everyone as the founding mother of Central Park tango, said it all began in the summer of 1995, when she and a handful of dancers took a boom box into Central Park at the Bethesda Fountain. “I called it Hit and Run Tango, because we had no permit and if the police came we’d run,” she recalled.

The next summer, the dance became more regularized. “The tourists loved us, the strollers loved us and the dogs loved us,” Ms. Krasne said.

Mr. Parker chimed in, “It became Hit and Stay Tango.”

Mr. Castro said the group was driven from the fountain by a Saturday night drumming ensemble that drowned out the tango vibe, so the dancers segued south to Shakespeare about seven years ago. Payment for the speakers, D.J. and park permits is fronted by Mr. Parker and Mr. Castro, who pass the hat to defer expenses.

Thanks to word of mouth and the site online, the weekly event has prospered, and even spread, to the South Street Seaport, where a free Sunday milonga has been flourishing since 1999, Mr. Castro said.

Through the years, joggers, cyclists and carriage passengers have been drawn into the tango vortex. Many times bridal parties venturing into the park have stumbled upon the tango worshipers “and just joined in,” Mr. Castro said.

The Olympic torch bearer, he added, suddenly turned up one night on the run through Central Park, “and we all stopped and applauded.”

Then there are the sporadic visitations by rain showers that have sent the tango revelers fleeing to the roofed-over refuge of the Dairy.

“Of course, some people keep dancing like crazy in the rain,” Ms. Krasne said.

Central Park tango has drawn its share of celebrities, including Kofi Annan, Robert Duvall (who wrote, directed and starred in the 2003 film “Assassination Tango”) and the actress Bernadette Peters, who has jetted to Buenos Aires to tango the night away.

“When celebrities come by, they just hang out,” Mr. Castro said. “We don’t bother them. Tango people are not grovelers.”

Tango is a leveler of age differences too. Alexander Turney, 89, a Central Park regular, said he learned to tango at 67, “and it gave me a new lease on life.”

There are even regular onlookers. Every summer Saturday for the last three years, George Rodriguez has propelled his lumbering Home Depot shopping cart full of belongings to the periphery of the dance. Mr. Rodriguez, who said he is not homeless since he stays with a friend on West 82nd Street, said he has never once danced. He just sits there, transfixed.

“This is the best place,” he said, “and tango is the best dance.”

For the most part, “men always ask the women to dance,” said Peggy Chen, 27, a neuropsychologist who started dancing in Central Park this summer. But while the men lead, she added: “We are improvising together. It is very creative.”

Ms. Rogers said she asks men to dance, adding, “Especially the very good dancers.”

Anthony Blackwell, 36, a Central Park dancer for the last eight years, said he loves “the synchronicity of it, the fact that you can suddenly connect with people.” Mr. Blackwell, who arranges housing for the homeless and mentally ill in Manhattan, added, “It’s a lot more fun than going to the gym, where you feel like a hamster.”

At 7:30 p.m., more than 60 newbies gathered for a free tango lesson near the Ann Reinking London plane tree (nearly everything in Central Park is a naming opportunity).

“For beginners, tango is about patience and discipline,” explained Jak Karako, 40, the instructor. Later, after the lesson, he said: “Argentine tango is like a Lego game with very tiny pieces. And you are building your own very intricate structure.”

The dancers dragged their soles in a cornstarch-and-talcum powder mixture sprinkled on the asphalt by Mr. Parker — the better to slide and pivot. Dark descended, and dancers cast eerie shadows from the park lamps. During breaks they caught their breath, hobbed, nobbed and gossiped on the surrounding E. B. White bench, Lee Salk bench and David Niven bench.

The last tango in Central Park ceased throbbing at 9:21 p.m. Mr. Castro began collecting trash as Mr. Parker helped pack up the sound system.

They would be back in a week. “It is,” Mr. Parker said, “greater than we are.”

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mundial Salon Tango Competition 2007

Wow the dancefloor looks so elegant. This was Day One of the competition. There is no tango like tango in Buenos Aires. I wish Kumi and I had made it to dance there!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Miercoles Mudo #11

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Lexa teaches beginner class at So St Seaport

Hola Queridas
I will be teaching the beginner class at So St Seaport on Sunday Aug 26. It looks like the weather will be great but as always - we DANCE RAIN OR SHINE! The beginner class starts around 8pm and dancing on Pier 16 well after midnight. Please come and bring a friend you would like to introduce to tango. This event is FREE!

DIRECTIONS-MAP Tango at South Street Sea Port in New York City
-Tango Porteño FREE Every Sunday May-October, NYC
Sunshine Pier 16, Rain Pier 17 - 7pm - Midnight, Tango Lesson at 8:30pm
By car:
From West Side, George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, take West Street southbound.
Follow the signs to FDR Drive. Take underpass, keep right - use exit 1 at the end of the underpass.
Turn right on South Street and go six blocks. From East Side, take FDR Drive south to exit 3 onto South Street. Proceed on South Street about 1 mile.
By subway:
Take A,C,2,3,4,5,J,M or Z to Fulton Street /or Broadway - Nassau (watch the station names) Then Walk East on Fulton Street to the Sea Port. The 6 Train goes to Brooklyn Bridge - walk east towards Water ST/South ST, the River/Sea Port itself.
By bus:
Take M15 (South Ferry sign) down 2nd Avenue to Fulton Street.

Friday, August 17, 2007

A bad tango night...

A bad tango night is almost more than I can bear. I think as a beginner, I was better at it. I had a higher tolerance for tango pain. A bad tango night mostly comes from having expectations. One should never have expectations from the milonga. One should only arrive and be present. You will ALWAYS be disappointed when you have expectations. It's like going into the Kebob Garden (my favorite cheap 24/7 Eats) and dreaming about Bulgur along the way. Then when you arrive, there is no bulgur. Only white rice. It seems they always have white rice. Every f'king day they have it, but a bulgur night is rare. You should NEVER expect it. Only let it grab you by surprise. Ah, then what a delight!
A bad milonga night can happen when you arrive too hungry for the dance. It's like going to the kebob garden and wanting the baby lamb chops. These have to be cooked special - they are not like the standard fare that stands around waiting to be scooped up. You must wait for them to be cooked. And if you are too hungry, you usually stand around for some minutes debating whether or not you can hold out. You scan the pre made food a few times and weigh the options. In the meantime, and this takes only a VERY SHORT TIME, someone orders up the very last baby lamb chops and there are NONE for you. Yet you can see them cooking up and sizzling so tender on the grill. It sucks. It just sucks to be that hungry and that indecisive and have your timing be so off. One should already have some degree of satisfaction and a full milonguero belly when walking into the milonga. It reflects in the aura and attracts more satisfaction. When one enters with longing, one leaves with longing. One perpetuates a state of longing all night. Like the baby lamb - when you see it - you must immediately eye it and mark it as yours. Yes, you may have to wait, but if a clear signal is made (with the eyes), you will have your desired dance. If you hesitate, you lose and another defter and more adept snatches up the sweet tandur (or tanda as the case may be).
There is one thing about the milonga that differs greatly from the kebob house and that is the dessert. In the K G, you can kid yourself and pretend to ignore the tempting sweets, tell yourself you don't want them, don't need them and so on... And then of course in the last moments, you can go up to the counter, select some and place them on your tray. You can make a cup of Turkish tea and go to town with the assorted baklavah, rice pudding, and kazandibi. In the milonga, if you play this game, you lose. You must NEVER EVER ignore the sweetest or save her for la Ultima. For unlike the plentiful Turkish Delights your sweetest partners may not hang around till the end of the night.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Strange Days

One of the aspects I truly miss about tango is my anonymity. I long for it and I don't know how to recapture/regain it. They know me in all the cities. Maybe if I found a milonga on the Moon or Mars... I haven't gone out this week. Maybe I'm thinking they'll forget who I am, but highly doubtful. Most likely I will get chastised for not showing up at this or that milonga. I think I have what the Turks call hüzün. It's a kind of melancholy. I don't know what the Argentines call it. Maybe they would call it being "homesick". I miss the good old days. Walking into the darkened room. Only the music greeting me. Embracing strangers on the dancefloor. And only on the dancefloor. (Don't get me wrong - I love my tango friends - but these days it's an hour and 45 minutes of greeting and hugging before I even make it to the dancefloor and by then my arms are tired.) The milongas, like New York, like the world, gets smaller and smaller the older you get. I suppose I am longing for my youth. And a room where no one knows my name.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Kumi y Lexa dance di Sarli

gracias to Zeo for the great camera angles!

July 17 2007
La Boca Milonga
1st round of 1st US tango salon competition.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

All Night Milonga Aug 11 2007

It's famous, it's fabulous and it's open all night..
Saturday August 11th
This month we welcome back guest artist
Anton is a stylish and talented dancer, teacher and tango historian.
intermediate class at 9pm
performance at midnight by Anton & other surprise guests.
Dancing from 10pm to 5am with DJ Yesim "La Turca"
Lexa Rosean will be available for tarot & astrology readings
The FELINA Tango Shoe Boutiue is having a huge SALE!
Come ready to shop!
Admission is $15, which includes the class and delightful summer refreshments
The ballroom has been given a face lift!
Come check out the lush new ambiance.
Our 45 X 60 foot sprung wood floor is the largest in the city.
Tangueros of all levels, styles, stripes and spots are welcome.
We have room for everyone. Fully air conditioned.
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th Street @ 6th Ave
Please visit the web page for complete details and news

Friday, August 10, 2007

Primitivo - Learn the Origins of Tango

Saturday, August 11th, 2007 4:00 to 5:00PM
Tango History Video presentation:
PRIMITIVE TANGO STYLES (Origins of Tango Dance)
An in depth look at the old and fascinating primitive styles of tango including Canyengue and Tango Orillero with rare images of canyengue dancers from the 1930s and 1940s. Images of El Cachafaz, Sofia Bozan, Los Mendez, Victor & La Rusa, El Pibe Palermo, and many others.

Learning from the past Workshop:
5:10 to 6:30 PM
Through a unique experience combining old and rare video projections and live teaching, you will have the chance to learn from the past. Various figures from El Cachafaz and Los Mendez will be shown, broken down and explained, analyzed and practiced. This is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of the primitive styles of tango.
Don’t miss it!

Sunday, August 12th, 2007 4:00 to 5:00PM
Tango History Video presentation:
Before Mad Hot Ballroom, there was Mad Hot Tango! Amazing images of young tango dancers: from Gabriel Misse to Geraldine, Sebastian Arce to Johana Copes, from 5 year olds to 15 year olds, these are the young pioneers of tango. Images from their early careers in the 1980s and 1990s.

Learning from the past Workshop:
5:10 to 6:30 PM
Bring the innocent fun back into your dancing! Through a unique experience combining old and rare video projections and live teaching, you will have the chance to learn from the past. Various figures from these young master dancers will be shown, broken down and explained, analyzed and practiced. This is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of the playful side of tango. Don’t miss it!

Conducted by the tango historian, dancer, author and choreographer ANTON GAZENBEEK, (NYC Tango Festival, World Tango Festival, Boston Tango Festival) assisted by Sergio Segura

520 8th Av (btw 36 & 37), ROOM 16E
New York, NY 10018, 212...

Lecture: $17 in advance, $22 at door,
Workshop: $30 in advance, $35 at door
Daypass: $42 in advance, $50 at door
Two days: $75

Tango Traveler members $3 OFF

Or call "917-373-7446" or "917-373-7444" or send an email to:

Available TEACHING DVDs: Tango Salon - Fundamentals (Beginners) Advanced Figures and Sequences Vol. 1 (Intermediate) Advanced Figures and Sequences Vol. 2 (Intermediate - Adv.) Tango Al Reves Vol. 1 (Intermediate and Advanced)
Get them through
Special discount to Tango Traveler members

Sergio Segura
Artist representative & Argentine cultural event producer

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Friday August 10th * UK East Village


a Night of Tango
La Belle Epoque Tango Club @ Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 2nd Avenue (between 8th and 9th streets)

7-8 pm beginners Tango Lexa Rosean

8-9 pm Intermediate Tango class by

DJ Yesim " La Turca"

PERFORMANCE BY NITO & ELBA + Eduardo Goytia & Cyrena Drusine 1st place winners US Tango Championship.

Hosted by Lexa Rosean. Third place US Tango Championship!

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant: 140 2nd Ave
(between 8th & 9th St)
click here for a map

Open dance floor until 2 am

($15 with the clases included)

Friday, August 3, 2007

NYC has the best milongas in USA

I've heard horror stories about what happens to US communities after their TangoFest is over. A dark cloud of depression falls over the city and all its occupants become tango deprived. That never happens in NYC. Just like our city, the tango here never sleeps. (Of course all the festival organizers become comatose for a few days after the Celebrate Tango Festival ends) yet the pulse of tango goes on. One of the very special elements of the tango festival this year was the film portion. We had some great tango films and I'm happy to say that in NYC, even tango on the big screen goes on...

There is one very special milonga and organizer that I'd like to mention and that is Lucille of Esmerelda Milonga at Session 73. This milonga takes place every Sunday night and there is always great music, good tapas, a full bar, and at least once a month, Lu features a film or lecture on tango music in the backroom. It never disrupts the dancing but it's just an added touch of tango culture and class added to the milonga. This Sunday Aug 5 there will be a screening of "Tango Solo Mio" at 7:30 pm.

If you loved “Tango, La Obsesion”, and “Tango, Baile Nuetro”, you will love “Tango Solo Mio”!

says Lucila. The film comes to us from Jaime Davidovich’s extensive Argentine film archives. Jaime is amazing and has been a welcome addition to our annual Argentine Tango Pesach Seder. (That's right, once a year we tango our way out of Egypt!)

The following is a description of the film in Jaime’s words:
“The program is around una hora. It was made around the early 80's by a group of gringos (not Argentinos) but it captures the real tango. Features many scenes in the tenement house (birth place of tango) and the real tangueros ( no for export). It is half fiction half real...It has the usual suspects (Carlos GArdel), some fights and a real milonguera,,, married to the same guy for 60 years. She felt in love because he was the king of the milongas and also he asked her to press his pants (old fashioned courtship style of poor people in Buenos Aires). Anyway, the film is funny, is 100 per cent tango (all tango, no fat) and no sex but a lot of lunfardo.”

Make sure to wear your tango best on Sunday night because not only will you SEE a great film, you will be STARRING in a great film. Lucila has been taking stills of her milonga for years and on Sunday night she will capture some special moments and all the stills will be compiled on a DVD. Nos vemos en las milonga Esmerelda!

Session 73
Tango and Tapas@ Session 73 1st Ave (73rd St), 212 517 4445
hosted by Lucile (212) 777 6053
dancing 6:30 to 11:30 or later.
Lesson also at 6:30.$10 (dinner optional)

Tiger y Nina dancing at Esmerelda milonga
photo by LU

Quiero La Nacional

because it is the milonga most like one in Bs As. I also love that I can come home and wake my girlfriend up in the middle of the night to tell her about all the great women I danced with. Not even Bill in Big Love gets to do that. This tango life is a dream.