Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alberto Dassieu - Performances at Paradiso's 14th Anniversary milonga, April 22, 2011

Two of the many highlights of Paradiso's fabulous 14th Anniversary bash on April 22, 2011 were the performances by Maestro Alberto Dassieu.  Here are the videos of the performances - the first to Osvaldo Pugliese's tango "Arrabal", the second to Juan D'Arienzo's vals "Desde el Alma":

A big thank you to Regina and Patricia of Paradiso for bringing Alberto Dassieu to Toronto - and for keeping the flame of traditional Argentine Tango burning bright here in the city with their milonga for 14 years.  Congratulations!

*  Who is dancing with Alberto in the videos?  Yes, it's me, a.k.a. Irene of "Irene and Man Yung's Tango Blog" (Man Yung wanted to too but Alberto said no, sorry).  While Man Yung and I have performed in the past both here in Toronto and in Buenos Aires on numerous occasions, an opportunity for me to do an exhibition with our teacher Alberto is a great honour.  Alberto has made a huge difference in our dancing - I don't think I really started to understand what it is to follow until we started taking classes with Alberto and were able to partake in the wisdom he has from all his decades of experience in tango.  Thank you so much, Maestro - and thank you also to all the lovely, kind people who came up to me afterwards to tell me that they enjoyed this performance!  A big hug to you all - you made my day!


Christine--RHP said...

wow!! beautiful, Irene!!!

maybe we can get him to come out to the Arizona desert...next time he goes to California...

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Christine,

Thanks! We're not sure when Alberto willing be touring the States again (he will be going to Switzerland next), but if there are any organizers interested in bringing him to Arizona, do feel free to contact him - Alberto loves to teach and it would be a thrill for him to go to your tango community!

Irene and Man Yung

Florian said...

Dear Irene,

Do you accidently know where in Swizerland he will be exactly? Cannot find any information online, but maybe I am not searching well...

Many thanks in advance!


Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Florian,

We have emailed Paulina to get the information - we have already received some pdf flyers of Alberto's first European stop, which will be Lisbon, Portugal. We are waiting for the dates and locations for Switzerland from the organizer there and will post them along with the Lisbon dates once we get them.

Hope we can get this information up in time and that you will be able to catch Alberto in Switzerland!

Irene and Man Yung

Florian said...

Thanks a lot!

Martha said...

I hadn't seen these videos Irene, just beautiful! I guess i missed that Friday; the only time I saw you dancing with a teacher was when Victor Hugo left, and you did look great with him too! :)

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Martha,

Thanks so much for your compliment!


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