Ricardo Suarez

March 14, 1924 —

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I arrived this morning at Ricardo’s shop on Estados Unidos 654 as he was leaving to return home and get dressed for a birthday lunch with friends.  This was the second time I saw Ricardo not wearing a suit and tie.  His health is good, but he needs another eye surgery for cataracts.  I had to ask how many years he has danced tango — 75!

He’ll be dancing tonight at Salon Canning and tomorrow in Cachirulo with his dance partner Tati Caviglia.  Anibal Troilo is his favorite orchestra.

Ricardo and Tati in Cachirulo in Obelisco Tango.

Ricardo and Tati in Lujos in Plaza Bohemia.

This certificate from Oscar Hector is proudly displayed in the shop window.

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Ricardo has this fileteado, given to him by a friend, displayed in the workshop.

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Ricardo was the first milonguero viejo I filmed in 2000.

Interview

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