Saturday, September 15, 2007

Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne - Maestro y Maestra



Okay, now something about tango...





Gustavo and Giselle are my absolute all time favorite tango dancers. I love their style. I love them as individuals (although I only "know" them as student of theirs). I want to dance like Gustavo (obviously within the confines of my own body/muscles/skeleton/geometry with my partner/mind/musicality/passion..). He is my hero/idol. She is...I can't write what I think about Giselle...she is a married woman after all. I study my video footage of classes I took in Buenos Aires (April 2007) and Atlanta (June 2007) at night when I should be working on work stuff. The teachers of the teachers...the maestros of the maestros. Great dancers, great teachers, great people. That said...



Here is a post today from Blog Critic Magazine... titled "The Greatest Maestro of Tango in the World"...
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/09/12/211327.php

Originally published on Terence Clarke's blog....titled "The Cream of Tango" ...
http://web.mac.com/teryclarke/iWeb/Site/Blog/0F07EC60-FD9F-4FC0-B06B-1BF72EA59BAA.html

Terence Clarke is a novelist, journalist and filmmaker who writes about the arts ...Terence Clarke: Books, Art, Music, Film, Style ... http://web.mac.com/teryclarke/iWeb/Site/Blog/Blog.html

As a sidenote:: I'm not 100% sure about this, but it's my understanding that Gustavo started CITA... and then gave it over (or sold it?) to his friend Fabian Salas... I'm not sure if they are still friends or not... for whatever this tidbit of information is worth...

3 comments:

Danzarin said...

Alex, I whole-heartedly agree. I was in Atlanta this July when G&G were there, danced only for one night, since I was there for other reasons, but enjoyed their performance. I also took classes with them before. I love them. Another great thing about the two is that their every step proves excellence, and yet when you talk to them, with much nervousness, they put you at ease. They have a huge presence without an abnoxious egotism. I love them.

la nuit blanche said...

he was teacher to one of my favorite female dancers, mariela franganillo! i am thinking of taking some privates with her. hopefully, some of the magic of naveira will transfer over to me, too. :)

Alex said...

Hola D...

I missed that night/milonga, the night of their performance... fell asleep and could not wake myself up... so you were there... hmmmm...