Thursday, October 23, 2008
In our town there are a number of milongas every night - and a relatively small customer-base - so it is an uphmilongas ill battle.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
On Saturday we chose the Marrickville milonga run by Tango Entre Amigos. It has a really good floor and though the buzz can be uncomfortable, we took the risk. It is odd how some milongas give off an unfriendly vibe sometimes. This last one was not as good as last month which was really friendly – and I had many more dances – but it was a good nice of dancing and congenial company. Sometimes one is able to work out where the bad vibes are coming from, but sometimes they are unexplained – bit like the logic of being asked to dance (there isn’t any!)
Sunday we wanted to go to the Crows Nest Fair to dance with and watch the supporters of A Little Buenos Aires but got stuck in traffic and missed it! So we checked out Tony Leoni’s Tango Tea Dance at the North Sydney Leagues Club. Sadly the Kameraigal room is brown! (my least favourite colour) and has no atmosphere. Tony however makes up for it by being an amiable host and although it was a small crowd it was very friendly.
Coming up next weekend – the new Milonga de mis Amores at Gladesville RSL . Looking forward the the venue – and to the free canyengue lesson.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
We have three major camps here and it is probably the same everywhere - there are
* Tango Entrepreneurs: those who organise milongas, run schools, workshops and websites or sell tango shoes or other items to the community. In Sydney we have some very clever, tenacious entrepreneurs who have made the tango scene buzz for the last few years.
* Tango Dancers: those who are just happy to dance wherever they find good music and company they enjoy. Fortunately there are enough to go round two or three milongas a night - and to create an interesting scene.
* Tango Nazis: those who have given themselves the authority to tell others what (and who)is good and bad about the tango scene - and who can behave quite viciously if provoked.These people have sucked life's orange and found it juiceless - and can't see past their own egos.
She's been writing spasmodically on the TangoAustralia website but has now decided it is time to create a real tango blog! So here goes... back with gossip, news and thoughts about tango - with a focus on her home town. From now on will write in first person