Thursday, 28 January 2010
An asado with Pedro Sanchez
I've been looking forward to this post. The film celebrates an exceptionally happy and enjoyable tango evening in Buenos Aires, an asado with Pedro Sanchez, organised so we could film him dancing. In fact he seemed much more interested in teaching, but the film of the evening as a whole, and the brief moments of his dance, were so good that it seemed a real waste not to put it all together as a short film. I'm also happy to have put together something resembling a film, rather than just uploading videos of performances.
Moreover, YouTube tells me that I've been uploading clips for two years this month, and that this one is my 50th! Celebrations all round. Hope you enjoy the asado.
PS. The section of Pedro talking actually lasts about 40 minutes, a fascinating story of his life in tango and in Buenos Aires. I hope we can YouTube it, or at least some longer extracts from it, in the not-too-distant future. It's full of stories, and thoughts about tango as dance and music.