I missed Sunday night at the Festival because a friend I don't see often enough was in town. Big Mistake! Because I also missed the performance by Dante Sanchez and Angelica Avalos. Since like most of my tango friends I didn't know them - I had no idea what I was missing until I watched a few Youtube videos. But fate has played into the hands of those Sydneysiders who like me missed out - because their Melbourne visit has been cancelled at the last minute and they are now staying in Sydney.
They will be doing workshops with Mauricio of Ruedisima this Saturday in Newcastle and next weekend they will be doing workshops and performing around Sydney (details below.
Dante Sanchez was World Tango Salon Champion in 2007 - and you can see why. His footwork is simple and beautiful and worth watching just for the lápices (which translates as pencils and is used to describe the circular motion on the floor with the toe or inside edge of one foot while maintaining balance on the other foot). I say no more... just enjoy - and maybe you too will plan to do a workshop with this couple while they are in town.
(Aside: the older couple sitting on the right of screen as the dancing starts are Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau).
Note: workshop information has been removed. AT