Lucho y Cecilia
Tango Magico school in Constanta
Lots of catching up...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Winter Tango Fairytale

Once again in Bucharest, Romania, our honorable guests: Murat & Michelle Erdemsel.
And this time they also bring friends: Mazen Kiwan & Mairia Filali.
Details on (this time in English too :)

Friday, November 7, 2008


by Eddie Uehara

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Wisdom Project

by Andrew Zuckerman

Monday, July 21, 2008

What I've been up to

Me and a couple of friends started a new animation studio :)

wish me luck

Friday, July 4, 2008

on Buenos Aires (II)

Somehow the trip to BsAs rendered me mute. It's been almost 6 months now and I'm still wondering why. I don't know. Everything I've lived there is still very much alive in my mind, yet I find it very difficult to write it down.

Perhaps it's sheer simplicity is overwhelming. Maybe the common people doing remarkable simple yet fantastic things it's what stroke me. Cultural clash? Maybe, though we're not so far apart. There I've experienced a sense of normality that I'm still searching for here, back home.
When I said to the people living in Buenos Aires that I loved the city and I could live there whithout any second thoughts the general reply was "It's funny how we want to leave Argentina and you foreigners want to stay". Well, I'll try to explain. Byass, of course.

I did not grow up in a western European country. I was only 10 when the communist regime came to an end and I don't remember much of that period. We, as a nation, were aiming West. Yet all I recall is the "transitional" time from communism to democracy. A time of social struggle, political mayhem (more or less subtle) and somewhat economical growth. One could state we're now on the right track. We're part of EU, NATO and everything is going by the book from a very large point of view. We're building a consumerist nation, and now we can buy the Pepsi can from any corner of the street, the same Pepsi can our parents could only see at the foreigner tourists or could only buy in duty-free shops.

The sense of value has been twisted and perverted. What I shall write next is purely subjective and prone to various kinds of critique - feel free.

.... to be continued....

Friday, June 20, 2008


short film :)
20 minutes, make sure you have the time to watch

Sunday, May 11, 2008

one year old

TangoBrujo, the tango school from Bucharest. The first year. 365 days, mas o menos. There has not been one single day in all this time without tango in my life and for that I have to thank you.

Happy Birthday TangoBrujo(.ro)!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Otra noche en La Viruta

... not quite. But Otros Aires was in Bucharest! Even if it was a private event for Stella Artois Romania we managed to get in (yes, tango people are well connected, yay). At the Bragadiru Palace there was this large beautiful ballroom all dressed up for the event.

They came and they played. And we danced. The mood was fantastic, at least for us who danced. The location, them, us, everything was just right. That night had the spirit of any good milonga in Buenos Aires. After the concert it got even better (we went to the Milonga de Aviation - sshhh, coming soon) All I can say is that I've met yet more fine people from Argentina, I just hope they felt at least a little bit like home.


Marking the event, the first post in English from LaSastresa here

Otros Aires

The location (Bragadiru Palace)

Some of us

Phone movie

Friday, March 28, 2008

Pica Pica

I didn't get the chance to shoot this but someone else obviously had:
Javier Rodriguez y Andrea Misse en Parakultural
Its funny how on video everything seems much slower. Live it was a craze...

Friday, March 14, 2008

on Buenos Aires (I)

The mecca of tango. The city of tango. The people of tango. The fascinating city. The nation who came up with the ideea. A too short experience. A too long longing to come.

The first day there I thought I was home. I had this peculiar feeling that everybody I know is actually living next door. Friends, family, they were all naturally supposed to be just a few blocks away, yet I was an ecuator and an ocean apart from them. One understands circumstances through one's own experiences, true. However this city has an universality of it's own. The good, the bad, the ugly an the ever beautiful all come together here. It's a city of all people and I suppose that's how tango was born. The elements are all here. This place and everything in it, It is tango.

Wherever you go whatever you do everything is in the air. You can feel the mood of every esquina at any given hour of the day. And after a while you know the streets, you don't need a map, it's all so commonly there. Like home. Like a lover whom you've grown to know by heart yet you never get bored, you never want to leave nor forget.

to be continued...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

What about home?

As of 7th of March the first romanian tango festival emerges, the Bucharest Tango Festival will feature Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt together with Richard Lang si Rahel Zigler. We'll have a good share of seminars, live music, milongas, even a "tango boutique".
For more info visit or

From April 5th Bucharest will host Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes
For more info please visit

This is an interesting one. On March 31st The Romanian National Opera from Cluj-Napoca featuers a national premiere, a tango “operita”:
more info on the show here, the Cluj Opera website
more info on Cluj-Napoca here: wikipedia or the city's website

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Budapest Workshop

The posts are getting ahead of me..

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tan Piola

Hello again, back home (cold, gray winter). I don't feel like posting on Buenos Aires yet, but I will soon. Meanwhile:

Tan Piola y cajetilla - Sarmiento 1272 - Buenos Aires

Here are some videos from the opening night.
Osvaldo y Coca and... Does anymobdy know who are those two?*

*And Patricia y Matteo , thanks TP

Friday, January 4, 2008

Buenos Aires

It´s unbelievable. It feels so familiar...
More soon.