25 jun 2008

Still recovering from SFTX. As I've said before, I'm not really one for festivals, but I have to admit I had fun. Didn't do much dancing, but met some really nice people and got a fill of eye candy. Although, to call it eye candy is to minimize something which was more substantial than that. Maybe it would be more apt to call it an "eye meal" or something. "Eye dinner". A lot of good dancers from around the country and beyond, converged on my home turf. Pretty humbling, especially considering that a fair number have danced tango for significantly less time than I have. Depressing, in a way, yes. But inspiring as well. One thing it tells me is that if I want my dance to progress at a greater rate I'm just going to have to grit my teeth and dance a lot more often with more people in different environments. It seems to me that the people who are prone to attend festivals are more likely to have better adaptability under varied dance conditions.

And that's not to say I didn't dance at all. I snuck in a few here and there, the good ones were wonderful, the lesser ones were my fault (under the conditions) but I enjoyed them nonetheless.

Now I feel the bug coming on again. Time to show these whippersnappers what's what ;P--I'm ready to work.


tangobaby said...

Ha ha! Good luck showing those whippersnappers what's what.

I'm sure you did just fine out there at SFTX. I like the idea of "eye dinner."

Does that mean you had "eye dessert," too?

Malevito said...

Hi TB, how are you?

Eye dinner, eye dessert, eye coffee afterward. From about 4 AM onward on Saturday/Sunday I was *wiped*. Where these people get their energy, I'll never know. Los Trasnochandos.

I don't know if I have grounds for this kind of confidence, but I don't feel that anything that any of the most advanced dancers I see is out of my range of possibility. The main difference, I think, is one of ambition. If I could just light a fire under that drive in myself, I think I could be a contender.

On an entirely different note, you might be tickled to know that last night on that tv show I keep referring to they did a little tribute to Cyd Charisse. I thought that was pretty cool.

Anyway, thanks for the response :)