Just came across a very recent video of an exhibition by two wonderful milonguero dancers we adore... Blas Catrenau and Myriam Pincen performing to D'Arienzo's "El Flete" at La Nacional:
We have loved Blas Catrenau's dancing since we saw a little clip of him dancing La Cumparsita with his previous partner Graciela Lopez on Rick McGarrey's "Tango and Chaos" website. Blas and Graciela were the first Metropolitano competition champions in 2002 and we had the pleasure of meeting Blas and taking his class in 2009 and actually writing about it here:
It is such a treat to see Blas, who is an absolutely amazing, top milonguero dancer, paired with the awesome top milonguera Myriam Pincen!
This is what I wrote about Myriam a few years ago:
A Toronto Tanguero who is enjoying all these videos of the milongueras asked us, "What is it like dancing with Myriam Pincen?"
I want to dance like Myriam one day! She is a wonderful dancer, her
footwork and adornments are perfect and subtle, she is musical, she
follows EVERYTHING. She is a real, living Goddess of Tango - but she is
more than that. Would you be able to find anyone with even half her
talent who is so warm, welcoming and humble? I think it would be very
And what's more, Myriam finishes each tango with a beautiful, bright smile!
The combination of Blas and Myriam is the creme de la creme of social tango. It is becoming rarer and rarer now to be able to see such wonderful dancing since so many great milongueros have passed away.
For leaders, it would be a dream to dance like Blas; for followers, it would be a dream to dance like Myriam. And a dream come true for me to be able to watch them dance together!
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