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Hints & Myths about Argentine Tango
       
The Beginning

That activity holiday article he read about in his Sunday newspaper set him off on a journey of discovery that would take him from Ely to Buenos Aires via Granada, London, Madrid, Bylaugh, and, frequently, to Cambridge as he sought to learn how to dance argentine tango.

He would meet and learn from numerous dance partners and many famous performers and teachers, including Marta and Manuel, Stephanie, Gustavo Naveira, Fabian Salas, Yvonne Meissner, Pocho Pizzarro, Alex Krebs, Gustavo Russo, Tete, Pablo Buenavente, Mora Godoy, Mingo & Esther Pugliese, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, Osvaldo Zotto and Lenora Ermocida, Raul Bravo, and Rodolfo Aguerrodi, realising along the way that not all good dancers were good teachers and neither were all good teachers good dancers.

Along the way to la yuega he would develop such a passion for tango that fired his thirst for knowledge.

Senor Tango, Buenos Aires

   
 
He would read lots about this seductive and passionate dance but most of all he would listen to the music and watch couples dancing; piecing together his own understanding of Tango's evolution and mystery. And, of course, he eventually learned to dance his own style of Tango.

He might never fulfil his promise to dance Tango with his lover on Millennium Eve but he would learn something about this exotic and enthralling dance by that date and go on to learn more so that he found his own interpretation of Tango.

This, and the following pages, are based on the book he wrote some years after beginning that journey of discovery and developing a passion for tango that became irresistible. Not written from vanity or for personal gain, the book only seeks to encourage learning.

He remembered many of the teachers who helped him on his way - Marta and Manuel in Granada, Stephanie in Cambridge, Paul and Michiko in London, in those first months; and many more in later years as visitors - especially Yvonne Meissner, Alex Krebs, Rodolfo Aguerrodi and Miho Omaki, came to Cambridge - and he went to Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Granada, and Buenos Aires in search of the teachers, like Gustavo Naveira, Martha Anthon, Armando Orzuza, El Indio, Pocho Pizzarro, Gustavo Russo, Mingo Pugliese, Julio Balmaceda , and Osvaldo Zotto, who could help him understand this phenomenon.

Perhaps more than anything else, it was the hundreds of hours spent with Rodolfo Aguerrodi and Miho Omaki on their progressive courses in Cambridge that gave him the breakthroughs he needed at critical times.

In his book The Way to La Yuega he set out his discovery of Argentine Tango so others could share some of the experiences that make Tango so compelling; entertaining and informing along the way. Everyone seeking the deep secrets of tango should read it.

 
     

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How my journey started
What you must do first
Getting around
Intertwining those legs
Having real fun
Swirling around the room
No limits
Tertulia Tango Bar
The Cambridge Tango Bar
Circulo de Belles Artes
Stunning UK Venue
Tango's nerve centre
Fun City
Friendly Natives
Close embrace maestros from Amsterdam
Teaching excellence
Teaching fun
Teqaching fantasia
Petroleo's apprentice
Milonga star
My first tango teachers

Marta y Manuel

     

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