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Tango: my life as a not-so-good leader

And you thought that YOU were the worst dancer in the world ?

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Tango combo 

I just bought new A.T shoes. The ballroom shop around the corner advertised they had received some Susana Villaroel Artesanal shoes, so I went there and tried the one (!) model they had for men: the all-black-nothing-special one.

As for the size, they had numbers 7, 8 and 9. My usual number is 9, but during the CITA festival in March 2004, I had bought a n°9 pair of A.T shoes at Flabella's, and as time went by they seemed to loosen, today even with shoelaces tightened to the max tension I'm losing them, and now this pair is basically useless, I use one of my regular ballroom pair of shoes for A.T. So I went for a n°8. Comfortable enough, but when I was putting all the weight on my toes I felt that the shoes where leaving my feet at heel's level. The n°7 was much too small, it reminded me of the famous Chinese torture, but I bought them anyway, hoping the leather will soften.

Being there, I also bought a valsecitos CD and a VHS copy of Carlos Saura's Tango. A bit like The tango lesson, it's a movie about somebody making a movie about somebody making [...endless loops...] a movie about tango.

Back home, I tried a tango combo: I viewed Saura's movie (sound off) while listening to the valsecitos CD and wearing my Artesanal shoes tightly laced. At the end of the movie, I had to face it: it had not been the mystical experience I was expecting.



posted by Pablo  # 5:31 AM
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