Wednesday, 24 October 2012

'Comme il faut' celebrates 5 years

Tango Salón Adelaide’s monthly milonga celebrated its 5th birthday on Sunday to a large and enthusiastic crowd. We’d like to thank all the dancers from Adelaide, elsewhere in Australia, and overseas who have supported Comme il faut over the years and embraced the vision that we had in 2007. That is, to have a milonga in Adelaide that as much as possible resembled the traditional milongas in Buenos Aires that we have come to love. That meant a focus on four elements that we believe make a good milonga.

We chose a 1920s golf club, with a salon that, on entering, immediately takes us back to the early Golden Age of tango. In Buenos Aires we observed some of the best hosts – Oscar & Lucia, Dany & Lucy – and came to appreciate their welcoming nature, the importance of finding seats for people and setting the general tone of the milonga. Pat modelled her DJing on the likes of Dany Borelli, Carlos Rey, and Mario Orlando, presenting the best of Golden Age music. Finally, our experience of regularly dancing in the traditional milongas such as El Maipú and Lujos, taught us the value of the cabeceo and good floorcraft.

It continues to be a great pleasure for us to see the response from local dancers sharing our love of the music, enjoying the venue, and dancing in the best tradition of social tango.

4 comments:

Susanna said...

I would like to add a big thank you for a wonderful tango evening at Comme il faut last Sunday....the atmosphere was full of beautiful music, dancing with feeling and good friends of like mind!

Aphrodite said...

Really enjoyed the milonga last Sunday, the glass of champagne was a touch of class!

Thank you for including me into your tango world.

Steve said...

Congratulations to Tango Salon Adelaide on the fifth anniversary of Comme il faut. A wonderfully playful afternoon of genteel tango and kindhearted respectful tango friends, Steve and Joan

Unknown said...

From Barcelona, Spain, congratulations to Tango Salon Adelaide for his fifth anniversary. I'm absolutely sure that Comme if faut is a great milonga just as it is his blogg. Great job, Pat and Bob.
Besos y abrazos
Andy

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