We heard that the latest Van Damme commercial has gone viral - and it's pretty awesome.
"No CGI effects at all, just Van Damme doing the most epic split between two backward moving Volvo trucks (with soothing and inspiring Enya music in the background). Amazing!" I was impressed.
"But Irene, that is nothing compared to this," said Man Yung:
For three minutes I couldn't even blink for fear of missing out on all that exhilarating Van-Damme Tango action!
"Thanks Man Yung! I swear, this is like the BEST three minutes ever! You've got to love the throbbing Nuevo-Electro-Tango beat, the whipping around with total abandon, the continuous ochos, the endless posing, the errant kicking, the hair flinging, the passionate property destruction, the gale blown styrofoam bits, the head-snapping, the rose chomping - AND I DON'T THINK THERE ARE ANY KNICKERS! Reminds me a lot of how some couples still dance Tango in Toronto - especially if they had started dancing before 2003 (or was it 1993?). When there's a few couples like that on the dance floor, we can sit on the sidelines all night just enjoying the show!"*
* "Remember that time when ______________ did a violent boleo and kicked a pillar so hard it went THONK? That was classic!" **
** "And that time when ________________ did mule kick right into a table and all the drinks on it landed on the floor?" ***
*** "Oh, it was so funny when __________________ and _____________________ were going so fast they lost control and fell on the floor! You'd think they wouldn't slip - he was after all wearing sneakers!" ****
**** Man Yung said, "Some minor bumps on a crowded floor, whether in Buenos Aires or in Toronto, are ok if they are truly accidental and the dancers were not deliberately doing anything dangerous or threatening. However, dancing like Van Damme is not cool - it is unforgivable bad behavior in a milonga, no matter how much you want to impress that hot chick in the mini skirt!"
Martha's Apartment in Buenos Aires
A Non-exhaustive set of Tango links in Toronto
- La Cachila - weekly milonga
- Paradiso -- weekly milonga
- Practica El Beso
- WE Tango
- Tango Sur - classes, shows
- Rhythm and Motion - classes, milonga, practica, annual Toronto Tango Festival
- Tango Obsession - classes, weekly Practica La Coqueta
- Tango Lirico - classes, practica, weekly milonga
- Tango de Oro - classes, shows
- Tango Soul Productions - classes, weekly milonga, shows, El Congreso annual Tango Festival
- Vivatango - classes
- Tango Argentino - classes
- Club Milonga - classes, special events
- Alternatango - classes, weekly milonga
- University of Toronto Tango Club - classes, practica
- El Abrazo - classes
- Tangoloft - twice monthly milonga