After a more than month-long hiatus from dancing tango in Los Angeles, I broke back into the scene Wednesday night at Milonga El Floridita.
What a nice reentry it was, with a live performance from Maria Volonte, who sings in a wonderfully beautiful voice. It was such a treat and for only $10! She’s an award winning singer and anyone who can hear, and dance, to her music live for so such a low cost is lucky indeed. As always, great music was played Wednesday with Varo as the DJ, and he even play a hybrid disco/rap version of “Stayin’ Alive” and other disco songs at the end of the evening where we let our hair down. Thanks Jesse Infante for the hustle!!
Thursday night I headed over to the Argentine Association for Monica Orozco’s birthday bash, which is always a fun and interesting time… Monica looked great, dressed in a pink ruffled, short dress showing her beautiful legs (of course) and wearing a felt leopard print hat (from her recent Parisian trip). The food by Chef Lalo was fantastic, a pasta putanesca, cucumber and tomato salad, oven baked eggplant with red peppers and more. Lalo told me it is a passion of his to cook and does it with love for his family and friends, tango and otherwise.
I wrapped up my return to tango with an all nighter at the Tango Room–I left at 4 a.m.! First time in a long while that I have done that. It’s the only place in town where you can dance till almost dawn. Great music by Julie (although there were a couple of those loooong tandas… I know it’s not just me…other people noted it…). She played some interesting nuevo tango music around 3 a.m. that her son Jamie had given her…she told me the name but now I cannot remember! Will get the name and post later. Barbara Trelles’ and Jerry Perez’s birthdays were celebrated; she looked ravishing in a beautiful red dress…it was a wonderful night of dancing for me personally, and always great to reconnect with the people I have known for years now (I saw Larry and Rose all three nights, who probably should go into the Guinness Book of World Records for the couple who goes out to dance tango more than any other).
Today is the Monthly Mobile Milonga at Madame Yvonne’s house in Beverly Hills. But I am much too tired to dance today…next time…Divo?