CITA Show and Performing to Sexteto Milonguero LIVE at Porteno y Bailarin!

There is a lot of activity in Buenos Aires with various festivals this time of year. There was the Misterio Tango Festival few weeks back, the Yeite Tango Festival last week (which unfortunately, due to my cold I missed out on the whole festival), and currently the CITA Tango Festival. These festivals have a big line up of masters teaching and performing which usually calls a lot of attention bringing visitors from other countries. The milongas here have been pretty packed this past month or so with these dancers.

The CITA festival is produced by Fabian Salas and this could be one of the longest running Tango festivals that Buenos Aires has. It is the 16th year this year. Back in the days before “youtube”, we would await for the CITA DVDs to come out on sale each year so we could study and learn from them. We would have CITA DVD viewing parties at someone’s house to practice some of the moves we would find. Times have changed!! Continue reading

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Performance at Porteno y Bailarin

Last night I performed with Leo at Porteno y Bailarin milonga hosted by Carlos Stassi at Riobamba and Corrientes.

The day started with waking up from nightmares. Lately, I’ve been having strange dreams. This past week, I had dreams two nights in a row, where I am in a performance situation. The dream on the first night, I was in a panic because I was about to perform and I couldn’t match any of the shoes that I have, each pair that I take out of the shoe bags were all wrong. The dream on the second night, there were 3 dressing rooms and the stage that we were supposed to perform at, all in very separated locations. I am running around all the locations because I keep forgetting to bring my shoes to the stage, and of course, the performance is about to start. Panic, panic! A new life in a new place is already quite intense.┬áThen the combination of working out a new partnership and loving tango so much that everything just becomes too saturated at times. I can see how my mind is under some stress. Continue reading

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