This weekend I was invited by Tristan from Tango De Carmen to visit an special milonga: in the Roma, a beautiful renovated old cinema from 1928, with the excellent quartet Tanguarda from Rotterdam and with live performances of Geraldine Rojas and Ezequiel Paludi, tango superstars.
As I expected, seeing Geraldine dance in real life is quite a treat. Not only are her and her husband amazing performers, she also is gorgeous in every single picture I took of her – and I took quite a lot of them.
They also brought some friends who did their own routine, but that was not of the same level.
The orchestra was a wonderful discovery. Although they come from the Netherlands, none of the four was Dutch. The Bulgarian pianist Maria Martinova was the one who introduced the songs and guided us through a repertoire that was mainly Piazzolla.
The DJ made some odd choices and seemed to be less organised as we’re used to in Brussels. Still, that did not stop the floor from being filled until the end.
All pictures can be found here: Tango in Antwerp.