Chicho and Carolina

Entonces, I was at Villa Malcomb last night for a group lesson and then the practica–which there is more like a plain ol’ milonga, for goodness sake! The big draw this night is Chicho! This guy is muy famosa! He is one if not THE guy who is in the forefront of tango nuevo movement. He does NOT look like a dancer. He is a bit plump–in the middle–is broad shouldered and dances with his shoulders rounded-not back. At one time -so the lore goes-(yep–there is lore already around this guy!) he dances in baggy jeans, chains, piercings, etc etc— He’s a rebel of sorts–But this night Chicho is in a shiny suit–hair slicked back, beard neatly trimmed, white shoes beaming around the floor—–Chicho is IT! He is the real deal–feels the music and expresses it in his very unique and inviting way. Before the performance, one of my friends from Luciana Valle’s Intensivo, Pepe, said: “He’s my man!” Chicho inspires the young adults here in BsAs as no other person does. They love him. I was nearly brought to tears by his third dance with his regular and very elegant partner. (Think Beauty and the Beast).  But-take note- I was also deeply moved by watching little Carolina-age seven-dance her unique dance with her dad–in the same milonga! How does she know all this stuff at age 7? Daddy must have started her as soon as she could walk! Amazing. So cool to watch big daddy dance so sweetly with this little, very confident, young Argentine girl. By the tme she is 15, she’ll be rocking the tango world!  Go Carolina! Long live  El Tango!


About tangobunny

Pastor Bunny went on sabbatical leave to Argentina July 28-November 4, 2010, funded by a pastoral renewal grant from the Lily Foundation. It was her second visit to AR. Since then she's been back three more times and toured the country. She loves the Argentine people as much as the tango and calls Argentina her other home.
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1 Response to Chicho and Carolina

  1. Charisse Tooze says:

    This is the best blog entry yet. I love the appreciation and sparkle you see in the father/daughter relationship. I love the way you see it. I’m glad you’re having such a great time in BsAs. I can feel your enthusiasm coming through every word, and I am right there with you when I read. !Besos!

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