|The annual Tango
festival arranged by Pablo Ojeda and
Beatriz Romero was about to begin and
great dancers were assembling from Buenos
holiday was to be different. The lessons
were those arranged by the festival
itself so would be in Spanish; the tour
host would interpret.
All six teaching
couples would give Tango lessons at
several levels and also speciality
who he had only recently seen in the
classic Tango film The Tango Lesson was
there with his partner Giselle-Anne. He
signed up for some lessons in Men's
technique from Gustavo. The balance and
walking exercises were good but he felt
was a little strange to be dancing with
other men as they practised their giro
Fabian Salas who
had also been in the movie was also there
with Cynthia Viel. He was teaching
choreography and our hero knew he was not
yet ready for that.
Daniela Arcuri and
Armando Orzuza were teaching Milonga; he
decided it was time to learn something of
this Tango variant that people seemed to
either love or hate.
Marta Anton and
Luis Grondona were teaching Canyengue. He
skipped these classes but enjoyed the
attention to detail they gave in their
intermediate classes, including his first
introduction to the calesita.
whose feet starred in Evita was teaching
Tango Vals with Marcela, his daughter.
Pablo and Beatriz
were also teaching.
evening, there was a Milonga in the
Circulo de Belles Artes.