José Guillermo Salurso

May 17, 1934 – November 22, 2009

I remembered the feeling, dancing in his embrace.  I was only dreaming this morning.  El Tano Guillermo, as he was known in the milongas, was the first milonguero with whom I danced.  That was in Milwaukee where he was living with his family for decades. Eventually he returned to his roots in Buenos Aires.  His teaching and dancing had a tremendous impact on me.  El Tano was a character who I will never forget.  I’m glad he appeared today in my dream.


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