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March 27, 2007

Interview with Maria Nieves

Revista La Milonga Argentina. Tango. Milonga. La Noche Portena. Buenos Aires.

"I learned by watching, girl, nobody taught me," she starts to tell, this living legend of the milonga and stage tango.

- So, what do you think of the schools?
- I'm against the schools. Absolutely! It's a con. Nobody's the owner of the truth in tango. I always tell them when I give a lesson: there's no better teacher than to go to the milonga! Wear out shoes, get kicked and have your feet stepped on, and do the same yourself. It's true, girl! Me, for example, I like dancing with a pliƩ, but others like the legs stiff. I say "waist", and you go somewhere else and they say:"no, move the whole body". So, there isn't a truth to teach the youngsters.

Posted by joegrohens at March 27, 2007 01:30 AM


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