Upcoming MDC: 17 July 2010

We start to have Milonga del Corazón because our hearts are truly in tango. We'd like to offer a space where people in Hong Kong can experience the milongas in Buenos Aires - dancing in a cosy place with traditional tango music. We may not be able to offer grand and historical dance hall that like Salon Canning and Niño Bien, but we pay the greatest respect to the classical music like most milongas in Buenos Aires do. We carefully arrange and select the most danceable music in our milonga, as we believe that one of the keys to understand tango is to dance with the most sophisticated music in the tango history. We wish you enjoy dancing in our milonga, and experience the unique sensations that derived from embracing with the tango music from the golden era. 我們開始辨 Milonga del Corazón 是因為我們真的心愛探戈。我們希望在香港提供一個可以體驗布宜諾斯艾利斯milonga的地方﹣在有傳統探戈音樂的舒適氣氛下跳舞。我們或許不能提供像Salon Canning 或 Niño Bien那種有氣派有悠久歷史的舞池,但我們像布宜諾斯艾利斯大部份Milonga一樣十分尊重傳統的探戈音樂。我們精心安排和挑選最適合跳舞的音樂,因為我們深信要了解探戈其中之一的關鍵便是跟探戈歷史中最有深度的音樂跳舞。我們希望你喜歡在我們的Milonga跳舞,並體會到擁抱經典探戈音樂所帶來的奇妙感覺。 Emily and Coleman

Thursday, May 01, 2008

More about Javier and Andrea

After reading Coleman's post, I also want to add a little bit. I want to clarify the style that they dance - I once asked Andrea how would she describes the style of tango, and what she says they dance "Salon tango". She says "villa urquiza" is just a famous place where there are many good salon dancers. I believe that this term is widely used by Ney Melo, who want to promote Salon in the US with an attractive name on youtube...you know, it's like a marketing strategy.

Javier once told me, "there are only two types of tango, one is good, and one is bad." He then told us a story. They had a chance to meet a nuevo tango dancer, who is one of the most famous one (i don't want to dispose their name, so do Javier). In one performance, he danced with a new partner whom he is not used to dance with. After his performance, he told Javier that he didn't like his performance at all, cos it was not as satisfactory as those with his previous partners. but Javier thinks the performance was his best, in a way that he never saw this nuevo dancers cared his partner so much, like a gentleman cares a lady. For Javier, to dance good tango is not to show off the steps and technique, one of the essence of tango is how you feel and care the woman, and how you let her dance beautifully. If you really understand Javier's teaching, you would realize that his way of walking and embrace are made for the woman, to make them feel warm and comfortable, as what he says "tango is a woman's dance".

I think that makes Javier different, and so to many milongueros in BsAs.

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