You could hear a pin drop.
The moment “best ballerina in Britain”, Royal Ballet star, Marianela Nuñez stepped into our tango ball, her iconic white tutu brushing the legs of the closely packed onlookers as she walked past.
Her hauntingly beautiful performance of a Swan Lake Pas de Deux with partner Alejandra Parente was something that will remain imprinted in the minds of everyone present. When dance and music combine on that level you can almost feel your heart leaving your body.
David and Marianela met in Argentina when they were both training to be ballet dancers. They both attended the same ballet school in Buenos Aires. Marianela was shortly after accepted into the Royal Ballet. David continued his ballet career in Buenos Aires before fully dedicating himself to tango. Fate has brought both of them to live in London.
Because of David and Marianela’s friendship, Marianela has now on two occasions performed at the Tango Movement Winter Ball, in order to help us raise as much funds possible to the Argentine charities the Ball supports.
At our last Ball, Marianela and Alejandro gave a surprise performance dancing a modern ballet piece to nuevo tango music by Astor Piazzolla, “A Buenos Aires”. This year, it was all about the classic, with a rendition of the Act II Pas De Deux from Swan Lake.
We are extremely grateful tor Marianela and Alejandro for their enormous generosity in performing for us, taking time out from their extremely demanding dance schedules. And we are immensely proud of to have had such world-class performers at our Tango Movement Winter Ball, making sure that it was certainly a 10th Anniversary Ball to remember!
We hope you enjoy this beautiful video!