Sunday, August 21, 2011

Winner!

Man Yung usually doesn't ask this particular Toronto Tanguera to dance, but one night a couple of weeks ago, due to the severe Tanguero shortage, he did.

Whilst dancing, they had the following merry conversation.

"Haven't seen you here very often, and haven't seen you at [insert name of local weekend traditional milonga] either lately," said Man Yung.  "And by the way, where's your partner?"

"Oh, he doesn't like to go to [local weekend traditional milonga].  He likes to go to [local weekend alternative milonga] much more.  All the ladies there, including the DJ and the organizer, have come to the consensus that my partner is THE BEST DANCER IN TORONTO." She emphasized this declaration with a set of brilliant, rapid-fire auto-adornments.

Man Yung was duly impressed.  "Wow, congratulations!"*

*  "No, no, Irene!" said Man Yung after reading this post - "Stop twisting around everything I tell you!  She didn't say it that way.  She was just complaining about how her partner likes to go to all these other places because he is much more popular with the ladies.  In fact, I think it must be partially your fault that the tangueros don't show up where you show up - you can't say no to all the people who ask you to dance all the time!  If all the tangueras are as picky as you, all the tangueros will have to try a lot harder and inadvertently elevate the standard of tango in Toronto - that's no way to build a tango community!"



7 comments:

Frances R said...

Man Yung is having conversations whilst dancing??

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Frances,

Man Yung says: "There goes another example of Irene's vasts power of literary fabrication. It was BETWEEN tangos that this conversation occurred!"

Irene says: "But it sounded much more amusing to think that you were waltzing away and having a nice chat at the same time, just like how they presented the dialogue between Lizzy and Mr. Darcy at the dance in BBC's production of 'Pride and Prejudice' where Lizzy told Mr. Darcy that he was a real ass! It helps to advance the plot without sacrificing screen time!"

Thanks for your comment (and no, it isn't a good idea to talk and dance at the same time)!

Irene and Man Yung

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Frances,

That being said, there is one lady in Toronto who wouldn't stop talking once she starts dancing with Man Yung. Man Yung for the most part tries not to answer - but she is so insistent on talking that Man Yung gives up and just pretends to dance the whole tanda through. She is talking like this...to cover up the fact that she can't follow what Man Yung is leading, and talking and laughing loudly is a her excuse - that she was being distracted by her own witty monologue when the trip-ups occurred. Sad but true.

Irene and Man Yung

(Irene says: "Actually, Man Yung, I think she is tripping up not because she is talking but because your leading sucks!)

Frances R said...

So "She emphasized this declaration with a set of brilliant, rapid-fire auto-adornments" is a literary fabrication too, or was she still dancing between tangos? :)

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Frances,

I imagine she was enjoying her adornments so much she couldn't stop doing them - even between tandas.

Irene

P.S. You're so funny, Frances!

Terpsichoral said...

I do 'autoadornments' (I LOVE that term) all the time: waiting for the bus; while my coffee is brewing; waiting in a queue at the supermarket (I do little barridas against the legs of the trolley); at the train station; in the park when I'm out for a walk. I can't resist it. So between tandas -- well, why not?

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Terpsichoral,

I swear, my frantic "autoadornations" are not a by-product of my restless leg syndrome. Therefore, kicking all the cats and Man Yung out of bed while in my sleep at 4 a.m. is just more evidence of my utter enthusiasm for tango.

Thanks for your comment!

Irene

Alberto Dassieu

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