Friday, March 26, 2010

Cherie and Ruben - and Chacarera!

With Cherie at Los Consagrados
Cherie and Ruben very generously invited us to visit them at their table at Los Consagrados during our trip this year. We were honestly so milonga'd out the preceding week, we had no idea that it was a special anniversary night and that there was the mega-power live orchestra of Maestro Ernesto Franco performing! You can read all about it here on Cherie's blog.

We also had the opportunity to meet and talk with Sallycat, who is so lovely in person that the first thing that came out of Man Yung's mouth when we met her was "You are so pretty!"

Among one of the most amazing things in among all the amazing things that night at Los Consagrados was Ruben and Cherie's chacarera. It's too bad that they haven't uploaded a video of their chacarera on youtube, because trust me, it was beyond fabulous. As I had wrote to Cherie afterwards once we returned to Toronto:

We are still talking today over lunch about the amazing chacarera that you danced with Ruben at Los Consagrados. We've seen more acrobatic chacereras performed but they were nothing compared to yours. We have never seen a chacerera danced with so much spirit - Ruben was the incarnation of machismo and strength and you were all grace and coquetry. The two of you have so much chemistry.

Cherie and Ruben, please upload a video of your chacarera so everyone can enjoy it! Until then here's a video of Ruben dancing Chacarera with Victoria, a well-known portena folklore dancer and teacher:

Unfortunately we had to leave to go to Glorias Argentinas - our teacher Alberto Dassieu was picking us up at 10 p.m. - but even though we had go, we could not resist Cherie and Ruben's invitation to dance with them before we left. Although we only had time to dance two tangos, dancing with Cherie and Ruben was a wonderful experience. Cherie and Ruben are indeed, muy, muy milonguero.

Dear Cherie and Ruben: Thank you for your hospitality and for letting us share your table at Los Consagrados! It's the best table in the house.


tangocherie said...

Wow, Irene, thank you so much for your kind and generous comments!

Ruben and I enjoyed meeting and dancing with you both--even though for a very short time.

I hope that the next time you come to BsAs we can get to know each other better.

Meantime, we'll see what we can do about uploading a Chacarera video!


Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Cherie,

Thanks for inviting us to Los Consagrados! We missed your performance, we missed most of the live music, but luckily we didn't miss the chance to meet with you and Ruben.

Un abrazo muy grande,

Irene and Man Yung

Elizabeth Brinton said...

You are so right Irene. Cherie and Ruben make tango happen for some people. We will never forget them and their way of gently showing us what tango is. So lovely that you have met them, and have experienced Los Consegrados.
You make us want to return.

Margo Romero said...

I got a kick when I saw the pictures of all of you. It makes me feel as though I know you somehow, from a distance!

Great photos and experience, thanks for sharing... =)

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Margo,

The great thing about this dance that we love is that wherever there is tango, there is our family and there is our home. We were all there, sharing the moment together!

Thanks for enjoying our post and hope that one day we will all meet in Buenos Aires,

Irene and Man Yung

Sallycat said...

Hello Irene and Man Yung!

It was lovely to meet you both and chat a bit. A fab surprise, and I think I found myself saying to Man Yung, What a gorgeous smile you have. Must have been something in the air - compliments all round! Up energy and positive vibes.
Wishing you well in tango and in life, SC

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Sallycat,

We read so much about each other's lives in our blogs, but it's rare to have an opportunity to actually meet! Since we started reading your blog we have kept our eyes open whenever we were in the milongas of Buenos Aires hoping to have a chance to meet you. What a happy coincidence to see you at Los Consagrados!

Many "Happy Tangos" to you and Carlos, we are thinking of you having the time of your life in Buenos Aires,

Irene and Man Yung

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