Alejandro Puerta Philosophy:
“I teach as I try to live my life – from the inside out, leading from the heart. My students develop a passion for the music, for the culture of the dance, for honest tango. We focus on the basics: personal expression and connection between partners, not on empty flourishes and adornments.”
“The teachings of tango can truly change our lives off the dance floor. As your tango coach, I will help you learn to let go and to set limits, to listen to your body and to listen to others, to be patient and alert, to feel secure and confident. It is impossible to dance tango – to dance honest tango – and not be changed by the experience.”
Sometimes, when learning a language, you get to a point when it’s not about grammar accuracy any more: you know what you are saying is correct but no one actually uses it.
That is the moment when you realise Spanish you have been learning from books disagrees with actual Spanish spoken in a real place.
In this section, I will provide some examples of correct yet unused expressions and a more natural (porteño) alternative.
Hope it helps.
AT A RESTAURANT:
- “Me gustaría un café (la carta, etc.) / Un café (la carta, etc.) por favor”
>>> Te pido un café, por favor (interrogative intonation)
>>> ¿Puede ser un café, por favor?
- “La cuenta, por favor”
>>> ¿Me (nos) cobrás?
>>> ¿Te pago, puede ser?
Les Luthiers is an Argentine comedy-musical group, also popular in several Spanish-speaking countries such as Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. They were formed in 1967 by Gerardo Masana, during the height of a period of very intense Choral Music activity in Argentina’s state universities. Their outstanding characteristic is the home-made musical instruments (hence the name luthiers, French for “musical instrument maker”), some of them extremely sophisticated, which they skillfully employ in their recitals to produce music and texts full of high class and refined humor. From 1977 until his death in 2007, they worked together with Roberto Fontanarrosa, a renowned Argentine cartoonist and writer.
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China Cruel is the only female tango orchestra with their own songs. It worth listening to them. You should not miss this concert.
March, Saturday 2 nd at 22 pm
How much: Free!
Where: 3501 Sarmiento (Almagro)
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Recalada´s main goal is to spread the music of alive tango artists. Unfortunately, despite Tango is a world wide known music genre, their (alive) singers, musicians, writers and composers have to fight hard to promote their work themselves. What remains unknown is that there are many of them and they are very good.
Get to know them through Viviana Scarlassa and Hernán Ielapi. Every Thursday 8 pm to 9 pm (Argentina time)
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October, Friday 19 th at 11.30 pm
How much: 40 ARS
Where: 3177 Lavalle (Abasto)