Dreaming Big and Packing Lite: I am going to Argentina!

I have always wanted to go to Argentina to dance the REAL Tango in Buenos Aires.  After I put my dancing on hold (see this post) , my dream didn’t fade, it only got bigger.  Instead of wanting to go to BsAs for Tango, I wanted to travel around the country.  I nearly went, but I changed my mind because I didn’t want to travel around Argentina for a month on my own.  Not that I have a problem meeting people to do things with, but I felt that the experience would be better with a friend.  Then I bought a house.

I have been very busy with things other than Tango, such as the house, etc.  However, I now have someone that I am going to Argentina with.  As well as Argentina, I plan on exploring as much of Latin America as I can.  Notice how the dream has gotten even bigger!  Not only will I be dancing the REAL Tango in BsAs, I will get a chance to dance in other places in the country and on the continent!

I will be traveling with my partner for 3-6 months with only a 10 kilo backpack each.  There won’t be much room for fancy clothes, but I aim to take along a pair of dancing shoes!

If anyone has any tips about where to go, or has  friends I might be able to contact while visiting, I will be grateful for any help.  If you want to know what I am up to and what we are doing when we get there, please visit my new blog, http://dreambigpacklite.wordpress.com

In the meantime, Happy Dancing!

No Time to Tango

There have been many life changes for me over the last few years.  The biggest being that I moved from London where I could dance Tango every night of the week, to a place of no Tango.  Zip!  Fortunately, I still have the music.  It took some time to get used to, but slowly, other things replaced the Tango void.  This is interesting in itself as Tango used to fill a void.

I haven’t danced at a milonga in over a year.  Even so, I have still kept up the blog so that others may find out where to dance.

That time has come to an end.  Something had to give and keeping up this blog is one of them.  I need time to do other things.

So, this is the last post you will see on this blog and the calendar will be removed.  You can still find out about venues and read about my Tango journey.

Adios and Happy Dancing!


Tango Concert 24th of May 2014

exiles and encounters : behind the stories of tango
Saturday 24 may, 19.30
tickets £12. advance bookings: https://www.stethelburgas.org
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG
020 7496 1610


Exiles and Encounters : behind the stories of tango weaves together heartfelt and humorous songs, deftly executed instrumental pieces and colourful storytelling from the intriguing world of Argentine Tango. Part of its history is a result of the numerous European migrants and refugees that flooded Buenos Aires at the turn of the 20th century and between the wars. Stories of love lost and found, of nostalgia and new beginnings. Much later on, the dictatorship in the 70’s pushed many Argentines into the reality of exile, bringing them back to Europe. And many of them found a way to make a living through tango, as performers or dancers…
Guillermo Rozenthuler- vocals
Buenos Aires-born vocalist and guitarist Guillermo Rozenthuler, based in Great Britain since 2000, has become the one of the leading voices of Argentine Tango in the UK. A soulful and versatile singer, he can be heard across Europe and the UK with the London Tango Orchestra, Pinta Brava and Tango Clasico Trio. Guillermo is also lead vocalist with Rioplatenses  and Musica Paradiso.
John Turville- piano
Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Award 2011, John is is an experienced composer as well as a classical and jazz pianist.  He has toured the UK and Europe and is currently working with the Lighthouse Trio, Tim Whitehead, Rioplatenses and his own trio-after their latest release, Conception.  John is also the pianist for many tango groups, including the London Tango Orchestra, ‘El Ultimo Tango’ and Transtango.

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