The festival is over again… I’m tired but very satisfied. I went to four milongas from Thursday until Sunday and had the best dances on Sunday.
- Thursday was “shiny happy people”, everyone excited, dressed in their best tango clothes and looking forward to the next days.
- Friday was good but many people said they were in not so good shape, just like me. Nevertheless Quinteto Zárate played excellent dance music that I tremendously enjoyed. And Pablo and Dana did a great demonstration as always.
- Saturday was very crowded, Sexteto Veritango was not as exciting to dance to as Zárate, but most people seemed to like it a lot. Julio and Corina stood out with their demonstration of classic tango. Julio is a great dancer but I heared some women who danced with him complain that he only did giro’s… indeed he does a lot of them 🙂
Our own Vincent and Maryline were in good shape as well, I especially liked their first demo on D’Arienzo a lot.
Anyway, despite the annoyances of the crowded floor everyone was in good shape and the floor was still quite full at 4 am when the milonga stopped at Albert Hall and Vincent proposed to continue dancing at his place: Cellule 133A.
- Sunday was nice, good music, good dances, enchanting location, add to that the unforgettable improvisation of Dana and Vincent and there couldn’t have been a better end to the festival for me.
I made some videos at the milongas, the first one on Friday. Some of the performers are dancing in this video: Vincent Morelle, Pablo Villarraza and Julio Balmaceda with Céline Ruiz.
The next one was filmed on Saturday:
I’ll add the one I made on Sunday later, it’s too dark and first needs some gamma correction.
Update: here it is, quality is pretty bad due to the corrections and conversions…