Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tango Dérive, Williamsburg Bridge

Tango Intervention
New York, New York , 9/16/07
12 Couples dance 2.1 miles from Tenement Musuem on the Lower East Side to Conflux Festival Headquarters at 84 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg.

Here are the photos from this event.

Monday, September 10, 2007

@$&# Dope!

So I was at this milonga a week ago. I spotted one of the tangueros I usually dance with from across the room. As he walked closer to me, I waved him down and yelled out, "Hey there... how are you?? You look great! When did you cut your hair??? That's a good look for you!" He smiled and said... "Hi. Thanks... hmmm, I didn't realize my hair was that long." I just repeatedly told him he looked great because this guy's hair was down to his shoulders the last time I saw him (not a good look if your hair is thinning on top). He stood next to me for a while waiting for the next tanda to start then asked me to dance.

I noticed right away his lead was smoother and he seemed to have added a few new tricks to his usual routine. I was totally perplexed... I knew I hadn't seen him for a few weeks... perhaps he'd just gotten back from an intensive tango camp???
When the first song ended, he said to me, "It's really a pleasure dancing with you. Is this your first time here? I hadn't seen you before." My head started to scream ..."OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!" I took a few moments to collect myself because my face was starting to turn bright red; I was trying really hard not to burst into laughter (I do that when I am really embarrassed). I finished the tanda and tried to play it off like I was just some bubbly, ultra friendly tanguera. Of course, I lied and said I'd seen him there before. Well a half lie... because I swear the other guy could be his identical twin.

The up side to the story is that his twin is a very good dancer and I got to add him to my dance card for this milonga. But seriously, how pathetic am I? I can't recognize a man by his face but I CAN... by the way he dances???

(... I really need to get my eyes checked.)