Monday, July 09, 2007

Comme il Faut

This is how it should be: an awesome weekend in SF, doing a fabulous, intensive all workshop with Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne. Stunning. They are so rarely in the US, this was a rare opportunity. They are now in Denver for two weeks, then briefly in Atlanta. Anyone serious about Argentine tango should not miss studying with them in some way. We have enough details and challenges from this one day to keep us happily busy for six months. There were also two milongas that we attended, mostly to video the performances. Otherwise, they were fairly pointless. Live music, even at it's best, is not my favorite to dance to, a sentiment shared by many in the tango community, and this band was...definitely not that. (I'm trying to be kind, and my fingers are twitching, can you tell?) Also floorcraft was almost completely absent. There was plenty of entertainment to be had sitting and watching the incredible train wrecks of outfits worn by many, men and women both. Unbelievable. Some kind of strange etheric cross between Halloween, circus trapeze acts, Hollywood B horror movies (yes Dracula and his bride were there!), and 1950s strip clubs had served as inspiration and wardrobe sources. I must go check my closet. In the meantime, here's a snippet of video, shot during the Friday milonga, with the live band. I used the ceiling mirror, if you wonder about the odd angle and fuzziness.

1 comment:

Alison said...

I knew somebody who was really into tango dancing in the SF area... Don't know how large that community is and whether you knew her...

--AlisonH, coming from Lisa Souza's blog