Sydney's clever tanguera

A few years ago - and it can't be many because she is very young - a beautiful and talented young lady (and that she is) joined the Australian tango scene as a beginner. Of course she instantly caught the eye of the men and she could have taken a few lessons and continued to be asked to dance, but she has taken it further. She has fallen completely and totally in love with the dance and the music. She has taken many classses, practised and immersed herself in the music to the point that she is now DJing at a weekly milonga. Now she has started to write a blog all about tango - and she does it very well. (This is not meant to sound patronising, as a magazine editor for 20 years I saw some awful unedited copy and her copy is excellent).
Her latest post is about the escapism of tango - and she uses the waltz 'Desde El Alma' to illustrate her point. It helps considerably that she speaks fluent Spanish, but the point she makes about tango being an escape from life is so true. I know many who have found that, especially at a time of tragedy. When a young member of my close family died last year tango helped to keep me 'normal'. A tanguera I was speaking to last week who had just been retrenched and was feeling frightened about how she was going to meet her mortgage and other commitments told me she would dance tango as long as she could afford to because it was an escape.
So I hope our beautiful tanguera keeps writing her incisive blog (it can be easy to give up and lose interest) and given what little I know about her I feel sure she will. I can recommend it.


tangocherie said…
Thanks for posting--I added All About Tango to my blogroll.

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