Intensity in Performance
Last night we were treated to an absolutely delicious Gaucho meal to promote their ‘underground dance night’ – an electro tango performance on the top floor with special cocktails as well as the regular Argentine gourmet fare. I took a few different types of shot of which this one is the first (I selected it to show the intensity of the performer’s expression ) and will blog them as I can. What I blog next will depend on what the Dance Today Gallery will show.
I have more to say about the whole night (I’d summarise it as bemusing) and it’s possible that Ms Hedgehog will say something too. The dancing’s not bad for show electro-tango and if you like Gotan you’ll be happy indeed. It’s done by real tango dancers rather than professional performers who have learned just enough to carry off a ‘tourist’ show, one of whom is the gorgeously photogenic Alfredo Martin Espindola (someone I’d like to shoot more regularly).
If you decide to go leave plenty of time to eat before the show and make sure you take advantage of the Gaucho’s fantastic winelist. I hadn’t got through the whole thing and didn’t need to either. Once I saw the oak aged torrontes (specially created by Bodega Porvenir at Finca el Retiro, both of which I visited on a big bike ride some years ago) for Gaucho, I knew we couldn’t do better.