Roberto may be in his 90s but we swear he has more energy than both of us combined. He still goes to milongas several nights a week and once he is there, he dances almost every tanda. Whenever the music starts the heads of all milongueras swivel to look in his direction for a chance at cabeceo.
Thank you to Adela for sharing the videos of these lovely performances of Tango and Vals with us! Adela as always looks fabulous and her footwork is mesmerizing.
Adela and Roberto dancing a Di Sarli Tango
Adela Roberto dancing a D'Arienzo Vals
The audience can't help applauding throughout the performances when Adela and Roberto fly in perfect sync with the cadence of the music. Adela and Roberto dancing together is pure joy, pure emotion - PURE TANGO.
As Adela said in her email:
Es un orgullo haber compartido la pista con este caballero que tiene mucho camino genuino recorrido con el tango!
It is a pride to have shared the floor with this gentleman who has traveled a long way with genuine tango!
A note on Maracaibo - it is organized by Diego and Zoraida who organized the Mondays at Confiteria Ideal that we really enjoyed on our trip in May - lots of locals, traditional music, very milonguero atmosphere and changed the way we looked at Confiteria Ideal! Maracaibo is held not too far away from Ideal at El Marabú at Maipu 365, a historic ballroom from the 1930s. All our milonguero friends we talked to know about this famous venue and reminisce about the numerous Tango orchestras from the past who played there. It has a very nice dance floor, when we are next in Buenos Aires we will definitely check out Diego and Zoraida's milonga there.
A note on the Hong Kong democracy protest - we have been glued to the tv and the internet for news on the latest developments on the protest. We have been shocked and dismayed by the tactics of the Hong Kong government and the Puk-Gai Hum Ga Chan (this is the Cantonese swear word/curse/adjective meaning "Fall down dead in the street and whole family die" - that's how strongly disgusted we are with this man-turd) Hong Kong Chief C.Y. Leung against the protestors - riot police, tear gas, and then sending in scores of Triad members masquerading as anti-demonstrators to beat up the students in Mong Kok. If anyone has been following the news on the protest, the protestors are peaceful and anti-violence (they apologize to passerbys for the inconvenience caused and even clean up their trash at the protest sites!), there was no need to employ violence against them but hey, what can you expect from the Hong Kong government and the Chinese Communists, who are a bunch of murderous thugs in concert with criminals.
We wish that the protestors will be safe. They have already achieved what was once unthought of in their brave stand for democratic rights for Hong Kong people. We want to thank all those people who have talked to us or have reached out in Facebook supporting the protest. Democracy for Hong Kong now!
|Iconic symbol of Hong Kong's peaceful protest for democracy - umbrellas against Riot Police and tear gas. The umbrellas are not weapons, they were used to deflect pepper spray. This is called the "Umbrella Revolution"|