Sunday, October 9, 2011

Irene and Man Yung perform to "El Adios" at J.L. Milonga - La Nacional 10/08/11

I know, I the rate that we are posting our videos and experiences in Buenos Aires, you shouldn't be seeing this until 2025.  But since we have been receiving complaints about our incredible non-speediness (we have to take time out to do laundry sometimes) we thought we better post this one, pronto!

The DJ very kindly filmed this for us.  We deliberately arranged for the video to be taken from his perspective so that we can look like ants and any moments in our performance that may induce nausea will be reduced to a minimum (Just kidding).

We found out we had to perform about 10 minutes before we had to and it was a very nice surprise.  Many thanks to the organizer Juan Lencino and the M.C. for giving us this opportunity at their wonderful hit Saturday night milonga at La Nacional and to the very enthusiastic crowd who was not too disappointed that we danced like dumpy middle-aged chinese people from Toronto and didn't jump, spin or otherwise dazzle in the recently popular styles of Tango Stage or Tango Salon now winning championships worldwide.  Oh well, we could only dream: 

No, we didn't choose to dance to "El Adios"!  Osvaldo is sick of us dragging our feet whenever he tells us we are performing so he said, "Goddamit, you are going to dance to El Adios!" [Sorry Jessie and Dorian, we wanted to dance to "El Secreto" but we didn't have a chance to say anything!]

Many thanks too to the lovely and reknowned milongueras Marta Fama and Clely who were at the milonga for dancing three tandas each with Man Yung.  He couldn't sleep all night because he was so happy after dancing with them and the other beautiful and wonderful milongueras at J. L. Milonga!


jessiechung said...

Dear Irene and Man Yung,

(Dorian says) You guys are mini stars in Buenos Aires (Dorian says)....I am envious. (Dorian says) I like the orange jacket, very cool and very fitting for a star!

Jessie says: Great dancing. Now that we had met, I know that's the way you dance at the milongas and at the practicas. It is a perfect reflection of the tango of the old time. How much I wish there would be more people dancing this way!

Congratulations on the great performance!

Jessie and Dorian

Chris said...

> we wanted to dance to "El Secreto"

I dont know that one. Who plays it?

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Jessie and Dorian,

Thanks again for liking this video! By the way, the next day... we performed to "Secreto"! We will put that up soon, just for you.

Irene and Man Yung

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Chris,

I got the mp3 of "Secreto" from Jessie... now correct me Jessie if I am wrong, is the orchestra "Tipica Victor" and the singer Luis Diaz?


Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Jessie and Dorian,

P.S. re: Orange jacket - Man Yung didn't wear this just because he thought he was going to be a star that night! He has had that jacket since at least 2006, he figures that he is less likely to get hit by a car wearing that on the street. By the way when Man Yung first went on the dance floor wearing that jacket, a milonguero stopped him because the flap was folded up and it looked so gross! Wardrobe malfunction!


jessiechung said...

Dear Irene,

Yes, that song is "Secreto" by Orquesta Tipica Victor with singer Luis Diaz, recorded in 1932.


Chris said...

Thanks Irene and Jessie. Readers, It can be heard here.

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