Who Knew?

Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella happened to be in DC this weekend-who knew?-teaching workshops and then tonight, dancing a performance at the Eastern Market milonga. After a full day of hanging out with sons Steve and David at the mansion and former home of Marjorie Post-basking in a beautiful spring day in the lush gardens and wandering thru the opulently appointed rooms with their seemingly endless collections of delicate, rare and very expensive trinkets—-dropping into a fancy silent auction to support a local elementary school at the DC Press Club where i “won” several items and dropped  a small bundle in support of a good cause……I took the metro to Eastern Market. I didn’t dance much–the crowd wasn’t much more friendly than the last time I was there–couple years ago–but I did bump into Holly, formerly from Portland and I did dance  a little milonga. At one point I counted nearly 4o women sitting around while the floor was crowded with dancing couples–and only 10 guys hanging around-probably not wanting the navigation challenge on the crowded dance floor. But the main event and the reason I came was Martin and Mauricio—and they were worth the effort.  What sets these two guys apart is-well–that they are two guys dancing together–BUT, also their great connection,control, strength and technique–all enhanced by their uniquely brilliant musicality! Wow…The first piece was like a tango ballet–the third, a wonderful nuevo milonga danced with hutspa; and the last–the encore-not really a tango–but a modern dance with tango moves–poignant–you could hear a pin drop-it was mesmerizing.


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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