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Respect Yesterday, Build Tomorrow, Love Today

Here's a link that I find really interesting from a historical perspective:

The dancers are performing demonstrations and include:

  • Carlos "Petroleo" y Alejandra
  • Raúl Bravo y Haydée
  • Antonio Todaro y Tití (his daughter)
  • Pedro Villafañe y Alejandra
  • Kalisay y Tita
  • Oscar y Beatriz
  • Omar Boragno y Marta
  • El Lecherito e Isabel
  • Fame y su compañera
  • Fulto y su compañera
  • Hector Ruso y su Señora
  • Arturito y su Señora
  • Virulazo y Elvira
  • Miguel Balmaceda y su Señora
  • Roberto y Angelica
  • Molina y Teresa
  • Cocco y Mercedes
  • Chamorro y su compañera
  • Coco y Betty
  • Rocha y Delia
  • Pedro y Chola
  • y otros...
There are some big names from tango's history, here, and while one can read a great deal on the web about the legends of the past it's difficult to reconcile what one reads with videos such as this and others. Their audiences are very impressed and they appear to be very good for their time. But now? Not so much. Perhaps their dancing away from these performances is much better?

It's a reminder, I think, to dance our best for our partner and for oneself every time that we step onto the pista. We only have today and while we should respect the past we need to enjoy the present and build for the future.



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