Showing posts from January 10, 2010

Tango and Peru

Dance in Buenos Aires... dream in the Andes! We're going to Buenos Aires in April at last! We tried to go last year but it was not meant to be - our families needed us. So we've booked again - and we're taking a group. Seems a pity to go all that way and not see more of the amazing South American continent so we are going to Peru and maybe even the fjords of Chile! It's great having a travel agent on hand as we can plan and know that everything will be fantastically well organised. If you think you'd like to join us - check out the details on the TangoAustralia website - you need to book soon if you want the 4 free hotel nights!!

Osvaldo Zotto dies at 46

I have just spent the afternoon doing some research on Osvaldo Zotto, one of the most beautiful and charming tango dancers, who passed away suddenly in Buenos Aires on 8th January. I found it difficult to find information on Osvaldo, the younger of the two famous Zotto brothers, and even reviews of his performances were not easy to come by, yet he had an enormous following and his dancing was sublime. A few years ago my partner and I did workshops with Osvaldo, both in Buenos Aires and in Sydney and I am very pleased that we have a set of his advanced tango workshops with Lorena Ermocida on video... once again we will enjoy watching and learning from this amazing man and his interpretation of tango. You can read the obituary on TangoAustralia and also check out Cherie's Tango Blog for a superb video of Zotto dancing solo. As well as a performance by Tete Rusconi, a much loved milonguero.