Not yet the cosy living-room I would like to invite you in. The
furniture has not been delivered and it needs a lick of paint, but it's
not a derelict shed or a cold office lobby either. The fire is burning
and the coffee, mate, chocolates are on the table. So, come in and
stretch your legs.
Oh yeah, another tango site?
Yes and no.
This place doesn't exist to educate anyone about tango, you only need to
do a quick search and hundreds of sites will do that for you, the roots,
the rules, how to dance and not to dance, iconic figures, places to go,
No encyclopedia, no bible either.
Tango touches our souls. With so much intensity that each one of us
thinks we have found the One and Only Truth and are driven to
ram our thoughts down everyone's throat. And on many sites you will find
long personal essays about what tango is and should be. That's good and
bad, good to share and talk but bad to impose on others a vision that is
after all only as big or as little as our own experience of life.
This is the home of La Rosa.
Mine. For you.
Of course, this place will let you know what La Rosa is up to, ie,
milongas, occasional workshops, music and musicians and whatever her
thorns and roots happen to dig into.
If you pop in, just be ready to put up with bad jokes,
moods, interminable emo-philo-prose, emphatic notes about the latest
music find, occasional sharp tongue comments and a bit of gossip...
whatever it is that I feel is worth sharing.
I'll keep the swearing to a minimum, promised! and here, aren’t you
lucky, you don't have to share my nicotine...
If you are on the Rosa's list, I'll still barge into your inbox for
news, meanderings etc, but the messages will also be put up here, not
that they're worth reading again but with a bit more permanency than
Tango is one big paradox.
Just as it is for each of you, it's my life, my emotions, my dance, my
soul, my thoughts... never have I felt as much of an individual.
But it certainly cannot exist alone.
For one thing: not only do we dance with a partner, but we need the
milonga, lots of other people to share our dance.
So this is for you indeed.
Your photos will be framed and hung up on the walls, images are not
important in tango, they're even dangerous sometimes. But piccies are
good little reminders of an atmosphere, a special dance, a meeting, a
good laugh... and they like playing with our nostalgia.
Obviously you can walk in and out of this place without saying a word,
but…. washing the coffee cups after your visit will be a pleasure if
you've left a note, your news... a little something?
Just use the mail tab.
See you Saturday, see you Tuesday…