It was one of those rare but unforgettable London treats: a warm summer’s evening combined with an exciting outdoor event.
Borough Market was buzzing last Saturday night. Pretty much the whole of London’s tango community descended on this quirky little market on the South Bank, plus tonnes of passers-by craning their necks to see what on earth was going on.
The Argentine Embassy organised the event. They lay down a dance-floor, set up a music system and then waited for the crowds to descend.
As we jumped out of our car, in our performance clothes it was wonderful to hear the notes of our tango filling the London air. And as we rounded the corner, we saw an open-air milonga in full swing, dancers filling every spare inch of the make-shift dance-floor.
It was amazing to perform at such an exciting event with so many tango aficionados present. We felt their passion for tango in their applause for our performance.
And after the show? A glass of wine with our students and some delicious empanadas round the corner at the Argentine food stall. Pure bliss!
We may have many more performances this year but we’re sure this performance will stand out in our memory. Thank you everyone who came to see us and for your “buena onda”!