Milongas are no longer on my agenda

I used to go to a milonga three or four times a week.  I’ve gone only five times this year to a milonga.  It’s not that I don’t love the music and dance as always.  My incentive was knowing that I would dance tandas with two or three milongueros.  They are gone from the milongas for various reasons.  The milongas aren’t the same without them.

Roberto was one of my favorites.  We danced at El Arranque and Lo de Celia.  I haven’t seen him for a long time and don’t know if he is still dancing. What I wouldn’t give for another tanda with him!  I feel his embrace just thinking about him. We shared tango.

I had a weekly meltdown with Hector Giocci in Lo de Celia Tango Club.  But he dances all night long with Sarah.  How lucky she is.  I would love to dance all night with him.

It was a privilege dancing with Ismael Heljalil.  Every woman who had the pleasure of a tanda with him knows tango is all about feeling and sharing the moment.

I loved dancing Anibal Serena (who turned 86 on August 3).  He was a regular on Sunday at Lo de Celia, but now…

Carlos Herrera was another one of my favorite partners in Lo de Celia.  I knew his kind heart from his embrace.

Tito Aquino is gone, but not from my heart.  Every tango by Carlos Di Sarli evokes the memory of his embrace in the many tangos we shared for years.

Clodomiro (Tito) Ortega is another man with whom I would love dancing all night long.

Certain tangos always bring Alito to my thought.  I miss him so much.

Roberto danced differently to each orchestra, and proved to me tango is a feeling.  We taught together for several years.  I share what I learned from him in free private classes to anyone who is interested.  I danced all night in Lo de Celia with Roberto.  Lucky me.

A free concert agenda at the Centro Cultural Kirchner, Usina del Arte, Congreso de la Nacion Argentina, and other venues now replaces my milonga agenda.


8 Responses to “Milongas are no longer on my agenda”

  1. mario0 Says:

    wow…. what can i say….I hope to dance like these guys…someday…how will I know if you are not there to tell me ????

  2. Guy McCrea Says:

    Hi Janice, the soul of the Milongueros still persists and will remain the reference for years to come, an example of this is the weekly Milonga that I promote and DJ every Tuesday night in Montréal, it’s called LA NOCHE and we are now of the best Milonga with a super crowded floor (100 to 150), the reason for that is that I have made sure that the best music from La Epoca de Oro is what the Tangueros and Tangueras get every week, I also make sure that everyone dances within a smooth and disciplined Ronda, there is still lots of hope for Tango and the Milonguero Style of dancing, I am planning to visit Buenos Aires sometime in February or March 2019, It will be a great pleasure to see you again,
    Guy McCrea better known as TDJ El Irlandés in Montreal

  3. jantango Says:

    I may not be dancing in the milongas, but I’ll continue teaching what I learned from Roberto in my apartment studio.

  4. jantango Says:

    I know that your dedication to providing good music in Montreal is appreciated by the dancers. It will be my pleasure to see you again in Buenos Aires.

  5. Geoff Nicholls Says:

    I understand, Janis, our last two trips were not the same as in the past for the reason you describe. Now our trips will be more to see you again and other friends.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Sadly, a milonga anymore is worse than a trip to the dentist… no mas, there is no point. I’ve never made a good masochist. This is a cancer that has metastasized all over the world.

  7. jantango Says:

    Including some dancing in the milongas, too. I’ll go where there is a special event, like last Monday when Jorge De Gouvea danced an exhibition for the first time. A new outdoor plaza is being built in front of the CCK, presumably for use during the summer months for dances with orchestras.

  8. Lois Donnay Says:

    This makes me so sad.

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