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 15, 2008

Special Notice: We change the 31 May MDC to a Charity Milonga, raising money for the victim of the Szechuen earthquake

After writing several passages about Javier, it is time to insert a special notice about our upcoming Milonga del Corazon on 31 May, Saturday evening.

Emily and I have decided to change the evening to a "Charity Milonga", we will donate all the entrance revenue we receive from you guys (after deducting for studio rental and food and drinks cost) to a recognised charity fund specially dedicated to the Szechuen earthquake victim. We are also now asking the studio owner to waive the rental charge for that night as a gesture of sincerity and appreciation for our effort. We hope this will allow us to donate a bit more. We will scan a copy of the bank deposit slip to put on our blog for you guys to check out.

The entrance fee will remain the same as HK$100 and you will be able to enjoy the same high quality classical tango music and romantic atmosphere as usual. We hope this small effort and initiative from us will create more repercussion in the rest of the tango community and we hope other organisers of other milongas will make similar or bigger effort together to help those who are suffering from this natural disastor.

"Milonga del Corazon" means "a tango party of the heart" and we hope that while all of you are enjoying the beautiful dancing that tango is, you will at the same think about those who are living in another part of this world needing our help.

I would also like to take this opporunity to appeal for the directors of Tangotang to make a sizeable donation to similar charity on behalf of the members. I am not sure what procedures would be needed to have this approved, probably it is just a matter of having the directors proposing this and an amount and have it approved by voting in a special meeting. We all know Tangotang is cash rich now after so many successful projects and many of us have been wondering how we can best use those money. Perhaps making some donation to the Szechuen earthquake charity is the best way to pull together the spirit of the tango community and to show that "tango brings people closer together".

Now we have taken the first step, we hope you will follow and do more!

Support us on 31 May MDC!
PS: Eventually we have donated totally $2900 to Red Cross via HSBC. Thank you very much for your kind support!

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