El Beso is a classic Tango Studio in Buenos Aires. During the day it looks like this- natural light, open dance floor and mirrors for practice. At night it is a traditional Milonga- an all night dance event where Tangueros come to dance tango till the wee hours. I loved the bright colors, with the diffused light. I took many classes here, though never good enough to dance at a Milonga.
Delicious sensual colors. One wants to jump in! Exquisite mood.
Tango lessons thrive in Northampton, MA by the way…
As to Kenny Harris’ comment, I think the city plan of Buenos Aires was designed by a Frenchman, but can’t find a reference. Certainly the boulevards are Parisian-style.
You took dance lessons! Now you’re gonna have to show us your moves…
There is a very nostalgic, empty feeling here. Tango was popular, then dead except for tourists. I hear it is making a comeback.
Tango is a big scene for tourists, but an even bigger scene for locals. there must be 15,000 active tango dancers in Buenos Aires. And yes, there is very nostalgic feeling in all Buenos Aires— the tango music is sad.. along with the rain I realized why they call it the Paris of South America.
I was in Istanbul, Turkey a couple of weeks back for the opening of an exhibit of my work. & the gallery owner took us out after the opening to, guess where… a tango club! In Istanbul? I was stunned! Most of the dancers were not very good of course, but there were some more experienced couple who entertained us all.
I love the colours in this piece, by the way, and also the one of the blue tiles in Havana. You have captured the special quality of light and warmth of colours in Hispanic places. I feel transported.