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It is now mid month of January, and we are experiencing a

new quarantine. In Buenos Aires proper, we must be indoors by Midnight and stay there until 6am, unless we are essential workers. As it is summer, this restriction is not as bad as the restrictions imposed on Northern Hemisphere countries. The reason for this newest restriction is the under 35 crowd has been partying without masks and gathering in very large numbers, doing all those things expected of them. Drinking. Drugging. Rocking out. SO sad as these kids who might not be at risk, am sure some do not even care anymore as we are all experiencing coronavirus fatigue. Perhaps, they do not realize the impact they might have on their parents or even grandparents, accidentally giving them the virus! Its’ Argentina!!!

Have heard of a few outdoor milongas at Parque Las Heras, Parque Lezama in San Telmo and in Chacabuco. But unfortunately, I cannot dance on cement as my knees will no longer take kindly to that. Recently, Club El Nuevo Gricel has started lessons with a practika afterward. Limited to people who register, masks are worn, no rotating. And only in the space for 2 hours. So the whispers of tango might be starting. It’s Argentina!!!

Now the numbers for the virus are on the rise for infections and deaths. In the last month, there have been a few super spreader events, the death of Maradona the super futbol star and the marches, protests and then passage of the abortion bill. So this new restriction is on until the January 30th. Incoming International flights are only for returning Argentineans and essential workers. All travelers must present a negative test for corvid taken within the last 72 hours. Flights currently are only incoming from Paraguay & Chile. Internal travel is allowed depending on the province and the restrictions in place there.

AS there are signs of life to this county’s economy, the level of poverty has increased greatly. People sleeping on the streets has become more common, selling of little boxes of tissues for small change more common and any more families are now seen on the streets. There is no government safety program here. I give pesos mostly to woman with children and the older woman. It is summer here now. But the fall will come. The plans to vaccinate the older population are moving forward. WE will see how everything falls together. After all it’s Argentina!!!

Abrazo Grande Ruth! 13/1/2021

FELIZ NAVIDAD Y FELIZ ANOS NUEVOS !
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Hola, Its almost the New Year 2021. Argentina is not presently open to International tourism, only visitors from Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay are allowed into the country unless you have family here or are an essential worker.

No indoor milongas. There are a few milongas outdoors in the parks in San Telmo, Palermo and Villa Crespo, maybe even La Bo. If that’s of interest check out Facebook and soon the new and updated Hoy Milonga

The weather is delicious, and the outdoor cafes and restaurants are still going strong. The mood in the city is one of expectations for ie vaccine and testing to end the pandemic. Unfortunately, the return to “normal” is in my opinion at least 9 months away, minimum. We all are wearing masks to stay safe but also the mask acts as a continual reminder of melancholia we all feel.

SO TURN UP THE TANGO MUSIC AND DANCE IN YOUR HOME. Remember how good Tango feels, how we embrace each other and feel the connection to each other. And we move!

Besitos, Ruth 12/26/2020

Places

Dancing in Amsterdam

Milongas
Dancing in Buenos Aires, Photo courtesy of Yaap Wissink

My favorite Milonga inBuenos Aires

WHY I DANCE TANGO

Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina in January of 2020, I spent all my time dancing at the milongas. I was dancing 6 days a week. Oh was so much fun. Then suddenly on March 11th, everything stopped! The world changed dramatically, as the pandemic announced itself to the world. Always photographing the embrace and movement of Tangeras and Tangeros on the dance floor, I decided to develop my idea of a photo magazine book based on social Tango. For me, Tango is a lifestyle, it is a dance, it is social, it is the embrace, the connection with your partner, the music and the floor, the place. It is Tango!

Recently published large format photobook/magazine of social tango in Buenos Aires.

Proceeds from the photobook/magazine sale are donated back to the Tango community. #Wewilldanceagain #Wewillembraceagain

Jewelry
Photo of jewelry by Jan Sheeley

Many jewelers, from all over the world will be showcased here. Currently working with artist based in USA and Argentina.

Teachers
Photo courtesy Maxi & Paloma

Paloma & Maximiliano originally from Chile, now based in Miami.

Shoes, Shoes…

Let the shopping begin! As shoes are a unique experience and comfort is tantamount to happiness, choose carefully.

The article in the link is one woman’s vision and conversation with her shoes! A must read!!

Clothing choices
Photo courtesy OnelTango

OMG the choices available for clothing for woman and men is incredible. I will highlight a few of my favorites and some I would like to know better.

Artworks

Artwork found that convey the feelings and emotion of dancing Tango…

Willow Bader -Its All about Love, Encaustic 18 x 12

Tango now information
It’s me wearing my mask!

Some food for thought about Tango and the current pandemic. Will be adding websites with Tango experiences from different perspectives. If you would like your information to be added to this site, please contact me and tell me about your organization, festival, milongas, teaching or tour and travel plans.

Abrazos & Besitos from Buenos Aires, Ruth

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Amsterdam
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Photo courtesy Suntans Tango Festival, Istanbul, Turkey