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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES 2006

POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES November-06

Hola Hello Hej Everybody!

Greetings from Buenos Aires where-

November brings April showers,
Strawberries are in season,
Christmas trees appear in store windows,
Summer is arriving …..

Travelling to the coast,
Walking on the beach,
Seafood by the sea,
Surf breaking,
Feeding the soul…..

Dance your dreams,
To the music of the sea.
Discover a soft DiSarli,
Dance it anew,

Looking forward to seeing you when you are in Buenos Aires,

many besos from Eduardo,
and as always Kikki

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES October-06

Hola Hello Hej Everybody

October in Rosedal – roses drenched in sunshine,
fully open to the sky, enjoying their time,
Birds quarrelling, defending favourite spaces,
busy preparing their nests,

On Mothers Day strolling past lovely fountains,
walking leisurely on star shaped paths,
tiny coloured stones crunching
a slow tango,

Concerts on Sunday afternoons,
families on blankets in the grass,
Gates locked in the moonlight,
Night life emerging……

Welcome to Buenos Aires,
so familiar – yet forever changing,
its heart beating in breathless silence……….

Give us a call here in Buenos Aires…..

many besos from Eduardo
and as always Kikki

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES – #7-06

Hola    Hello     Hej     Everybody!

Greetings from Buenos Aires

Looking forward to seeing you when you are in Buenos Aires,

many besos from Eduardo,
and as always  Kikki

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES – #6- June -06

Hola        Hello        Hej      Everybody

Give us a call here in Buenos Aires…..

many besos from Eduardo
and as always  Kikki
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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES May-06

!!!!!!! Celebrate May in Buenos Aires !!!!!!!

On May 1st the workers march in solidarity through
the streets of Buenos Aires,
This year the Obelisque marks the centre for 90 years,
While for 70 years Big Ben-El Torre de los Ingleses-offers its
panoramic view,

More then 350,000 people in Plaza de Mayo celebrate
– Dia del Patria -25 de Mayo, the day of independence
in Argentina,

Mercedes Sosa sings again, Presidente Kirchner speaks of pluralism,
Maradona returns, Mirta Legrand presents artistic awards,

A country growing, searching its way,
making connections,
Restoring its green spaces,
quickly constructing
new neighbourhoods,

People coming together in celebration,
appreciating,
different lives, different views,
joined by music,
moved to dance the tango of Buenos Aires.
see you soon,

besos from Eduardo,
and as always Kikki

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES April-06

Hola Hello Hej Everybody

Saludos from the beautiful Paris of the Americas!!!!!
where life is a continuing connection with people,
where traffic dances tango on avenida 9e de julio,
as the line of dance moves around the obelisque,
in the centre of Buenos Aires,

Buenos Aires – April showers,
seasons changing,
leaves falling softly to the ground,
days growing shorter,
shoulders wrapped in wool.

Buenos Aires – wedding showers,
fistfulls of rice in the air,
love blossoming,
rose pedals romancing,
new lives growing into our world.

Buenos Aires – star showers,
holding their breath at Easter,
our international family growing
one by one arriving in Buenos Aires
to begin anew.

and dance tango in BUENOS AIRES.

see you soon,

besos de Eduardo
and as always Kikki

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES March-06

Hola Hello Hej Everybody

March…….. and Buenos Aires is back from vacation!!!!
the streets are filled with people purposefully moving,
the music of the traffic never ending,
children pulling backpacks on wheels,
mothers with babies waiting and visiting,
groups of university students exchanging thoughts,
demonstrations starting slowly,

the chill in the air continues – almost feels like….winter?
the leaves are falling, the trees are still blooming….
the sun is warm, the days shorter,
the humidity brings the promise of rain,

BUENOS AIRES-,
people are filling Buenos Aires,
unpredictably multifaceted, passionately independent,
contantly inviting you personally,
to dance your intimate experience,

open your heart and dance on the edge to find your balance….
come and find us here in – el rincon de tu alma – in Buenos Aires….

besos from Eduardo
and as always Kikki

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES February-06

Hola Hello Hej Everybody

February brings vacation time to an end in Buenos Aires!!!!

the Congress prepares its session and Presidente Kirchner speaks,
the non smoking law is coming into effect,
the children are returning to school,
construction is continuing everywhere,
the summer sales are on……

the torrential rainstorms brought relief from the hot and humid days, was welcomed on the pampas and up north were drought is a concern… the intensity brought flooding…..
the weather is pleasant again in Buenos Aires but…….can you feel it…….the touch of fall cooling the air of the sunny afternoons……

quick, quick, focus attention on the moment or quick, quick, it is gone, to be replaced by something new, every day faster, every moment more valuable….. LIFE just keeps on going…….. charge your batteries and DANCE it…..before it is gone….

many people come to Buenos Aires and Argentina……… –
for many reasons to explore a new continent and a different culture
it is a privilege to show the city and be part of the experience of so many of you,

and it is a pleasure to invite you to our place, The Studio – to celebrate birthdays, to be part of your last evening in Buenos Aires, to feel the excitement of your first visit……what can we say more than thank you…..and remember the words of Eduardo Saucedo …….

express your love, passion and joy –

live your life with freedom and respect –

and create a world of peace and harmony

see you soon in Buenos Aires…..
we always enjoy hearing from you…….

besos from Eduardo and
as always Kikki

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES January-06

Hola Hello Hej Everybody

January is vacation time in Buenos Aires!!! and the yearly exodus to the seaside and the mountains. As the portenos leave their city, a steady stream of tourists arrive to enjoy it.

In the heat of the summer the sidewalks sizzle, in the downpoor of the storm the streets flood, when lighning strikes the city holds its breath – the weather dances a Pugliese with Buenos Aires!!!

Lots of people come and go…….old friends and new –

like the most precious of gifts each morning arrives –
its possibilities still wrapped in mystery,
like the most treasured of friends each night returns-
with the magic embrace of graciousness,

January in Buenos Aires- hot is the sun, warm are the nights -always you feel the heart beat of the city –
when you are ready to dance tango with Buenos Aires –
it is waiting for you………..

See you soon in Buenos Aires,

besos from Eduardo Saucedo
and as always Kikki

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Week 50 – Monday, December 18,06 – in Buenos Aires-

Hola Everybody,

Very passionate the weather in Buenos Aires ???!!!  After the heat and the storm on the weekend – what will the weather bring us this week???…

Towards the end of the year for sure ……time to take a breath to remember and enjoy each day, each moment….

Thank you for your messages, for your support, for your carinos…… Eduardo celebrated his birthday with family and with friends, each experience unique and complete – and totally from the heart. He so appreciates YOU, the people he meets and connects to every day, every week, each year and you know he always remembers everyone with much affection….

Lots of music in Buenos Aires this week, check your neighbourhood for local events, choirs and christmas stories at your local church, performances in the parks, music and song while you dine……

and people still come to dance in the Milongas of Buenos Aires…..
Orch. Typ. Fernandez Fierro at Torquato Tasso Dec 21st…

This week at La wonderful Confiteria Ideal…..
Tuesday afternoon Eduardos class-practica with Cecilia and Los Chicos….and on
Wednesday night enjoy the class with Eduardo and Marisa, then dance to the music of Orchestra San Souci…….

Mark your calendar – Wednesday, Jan 10th at La Confiteria Ideal – Come and dance to the music of – Sexteto Mayor –   Eduardo will MC the evening.

For something different and cool while you rest your hot feet, step into your local cinema and watch – Happy Feet – the dancing pinguino – or the new James Bond 007 – among others -sweet popcorn is more usual  than salty here,  tacos with melted cheese is popular and  pizza anyone….

Have you discovered the adventures of Los Peques from Patagonia – those cute little ones on Canal 9 …….

And now it is time to  wish a    MERRY CHRISTMAS, FELIZ NAVIDAD,      GOD JUL, FROELICHE WEINACHTEN, JOYEUX NOEL, HAPPY HONEKA,

PEACE AND LOVE and good HEALTH is our wish,    may our DREAM become reality to make your DREAMS come true,  many blessings to you who are helping us,    May 2007 be the year we dance the music of laughter around the world from where you are  and from El Studio in El Centro here in Buenos Aires ……

many besos from Eduardo
and as always
with much love from Kikki
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Week 49 – Monday, December 11,06 – in Buenos Aires-

Hola Everybody,

Feels like a HOT week in Buenos Aires, people are taking siesta in the parks, the red wine cools in the fridge, ice cream…half a kg for lunch anybody?,

The shows in the theatres are moving to Mar Del Plata, the TV channels are starting their daily report from the beach, the traffic is heavy……summer is approaching,

So is Christmas……the trees are shining in the windows, Patio Bullrich and Galleria Pacifico are beatifully decorated with lights – and was that a Christmas carol i heard??!!!!

Happy Lucia !!!!   Happy Birthdays !!!!  and  Happy Carlos Gardel Day !!!!

Teatro Colon Ballet is dancing by the fountain on Costa Nera next weekend,
Tango music at Torquato Tasso through December….

Happy Dancing Everybody,  until next week,

besos from Eduardo
and as always  Kikki
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Week 48 – Monday, December 3,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody,

Coming back to Buenos Aires after spending the weekend up north is refreshing – like a dip in the pool!!! It gets HOT further north ……

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Well, after the big outdoor concert with classical music last weekend Buenos Aires prepares to return to tango to celebrate the birthday of Carlos Gardel next week – keep your eyes open for activities on Dec 11th. There will be dancing at Casa Carlos Gardel in Abasto for sure…
and activities all over the world to celebrate…

and EDUARDOS BIRTHDAY is coming up on the 16th – feel free to send greetings and i will forward them to him …… last year we had a weeklong celebration – what will we do to celebrate this year??

In La Rural – by Plaza Italia – Feria Artesenal is on from the 7th with lots of different gift items available,

FM92.7 is the radio station 2×4 with continuing tango music for your listening pleasure..

Last Tuesday afternoon at La Confiteria Ideal a group of Swedish visitors joined us during Eduardos practica – it was a great pleasure for me to speak a few words in my native tongue…..and as always wonderful to introduce people to the exciting world of Argentinean tango and the positive experience of learning the dance and about its culture with Eduardo and friends…..

each week the music drifting down the stairs in La Confiteria Ideal enchants me, each week a smile appears as i pause and watch everybody dance…..

…. look forward to seeing you soon in Buenos Aires,

many besos from Eduardo,
and as always Kikki

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Week 47 – Monday, November 27,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody,

Well, the weather continues to be changeable – but not too hot…..

The organizers for the 3rd annual outdoor concert around El Monumento de los Espanolas are hoping for warm weather next Sunday night, Dec 3rd at 7pm, the music of Mozart will be on the agenda, last year saw more than 80,000 people mingle around the beautiful statue to enjoy sunset with live classical music ending with spectacular fireworks.

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The art and cultural activities continues at Correo Central – the big post office building on Paseo Colon, an opportunity to see the architecture of another amazing building up close……while enjoying the activities….

and the dancing continues all week – everybody has their favourite places, – we will see you tomorrow afternoon at La Confiteria Ideal at Eduardos class-practica, it will be a full afternoon in many ways – tell you about it later…….. quite a special occasion….

meanwhile happy dancing, happy travelling to and from our beautiful Buenos Aires…….

many besos from Eduardo,
and as always Kikki

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Week 46 – Monday, November 20,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody,

Hope you had a good weekend, Monday morning is filled with sunshine and great for walking, the jacaranda trees blooming along Ave Libertador are lovely.

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We went to the coast with some friends this weekend. It was lovely to sit by the sea, walk in the sand and breathe some fresh air.

Travelling and exploring Argentina with Eduardo is like his teaching, – an experience connected to the essence, rich in learning and filled with laughter,

You are welcome to join us as we go weekend exploring in Argentina from time to time…..

This week in Buenos Aires Plaza Martin is still filled with hearts – such a fine exhibit, Tango Tierra is the show at Centro Cultural Borges in Galeria Pacifico nearby, check for dates and time,

If you are coming for CITA in March 07 – just a reminder that Eduardos classes fill up quickly……

and for any further spring showers – we have a new James Bond 007 arriving to the cinemas……

Happy Dancing Everybody, see you at La Confiteria Ideal tomorrow at 3.30pm…..

besos from Eduardo,
and as always Kikki

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Week 45 – Monday, November 13,06 in Buenos Aires-

Hola Everybody,

Well, Eduardo is back in town and everybody is glad to see him again….
His private and group classes are back to regular schedule,

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And the beat goes on……. Color Tango, Los Reyes Del Tango, San Sauci, Fernando Fiero – some of the Orchestras you can dance to in the Milongas of at the moment,

Mariano Mores, Cacho Castana, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires some of the artists you can see in the theatres at the moment in Buenos Aires,

Nov 22 is Dia del Musica with festivities at Plaza del Mayo and lots of music ……

Until we meet again, happy dancing,

besos from Eduardo
and as always Kikki

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Week 44 – Monday, November 6,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody,

There might be 15,000 cars lining up to enter Buenos Aires most mornings but on Sundays you can have the city to yourself – especially when it rains!!!!! Did you have a good weekend? The sun is back for the week so bring your sun screen as you explore the city…..

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La Feria de las Naciones is on at the Exhibition Hall (beside the faculty of law). Like dancing at a crowded milonga but always fun and interesting.

and yes, the Christmas Bazaar is coming up at the Swedish church this Sunday… snow has arrived in Sweden as in Canada……

but we are in Buenos Aires where the trees are blooming and humming birds appearing….

and where you can dance your hearts desire in a tango…….

at the beautiful Club Espanol, the ever popular Nino Bien, over dinner at La Ciudad, at the intimate El Beso…….and so many more…..

and we will see you at La Confiteria Ideal como siempre…….

travelling besos from Eduardo
and as always Kikki

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Week 43 – Monday, October 30,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody,

We had a bit of rain in Buenos Aires last week but the sun is back and the promise of the week ahead is for lots of sunshine – the purple hue of the jacaranda blooms will deepen and enchant us all..

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We will be with Cecilia and Gustavo at Eduardos class-practica at La Ideal on Tuesday afternoons while he is travelling, and with Marisa and Gustavo on Tuesday nights at Viejo Correo – see you there!!

and we will be back at La Ideal on Wednesday night, November 15th for another night of fascinating and ecclectic dancing….

for your entertainment pleasure in the city that stays open 24 hours a day……..

Nov 1st – Mercedes Sosa in Teatro Colon – funcion extraordinaire…. before la sala principal closes for renovations….

Nov 3 – Tango en Luna Park – De Piazzola a Ferrer – with the Philharmonic Orchestra de Buenos Aires…

Recoleta Village have comfortable seats and air conditioning – El Ultima Bandoneon – at the movies this week… located right next door to el ultima lugar de Eva Peron…..

and the Buenos Aires Zoo celebrated its 118 year anniversary last weekend – check out the new and improved living environment for the elephants ….and feel transported to Thailand..

Buenos Aires in the world – the world in Buenos Aires – the place of those new Levis commercial ……looks familiar….could it be!!!?

until next week,

travelling besos from Eduardo
and as always Kikki

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Week 42 – Monday, October 23,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody,

Hot and steamy dancing under the blazing sun in Buenos Aires this week……..

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International graphic art exhibit is on today and tomorrow at La Rural by Plaza Italia,
Teatro Colon is still open for tours, music and opera,
Summer fashion fill the windows, white, red, denim blue and green….
Did you see the installation at El Museo de Bellas Artes?

So much to do, so little time…… It is always like that in Buenos Aires….

Take a break – have an ice cream – as you dance away your week ….

and see you tomorrow at La Confiteria Ideal……

besos from Eduardo
and as always Kikki

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Week 41 – Monday, October 16,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody, Happy Mothers Day!! The same sentiments, the same season – simply in a different month – in Buenos Aires this week starts with a holiday, the last long weekend of the year….. Last Wednesday at La Confiteria Ideal was a special night, Eduardos performance with Marisa, the music of Los Reyes del Tango, friends and family around the table – muy buena onda – wonderful ambience – a night to celebrate with a toast to life and to each other!!!

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This Wednesday night Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Ann will dance at MiMilonga after Eduardos class. Springtime in Buenos Aires means pollen in the air – sneezing, runny nose and scratchy throat – not necessarily a cold, could very well be an allergy – try Aerotina or essential oil of eucalyptus for relief. The weather is pleasant – outdoor concerts at Rosedal on Sundays starting at 3pm. At Plaza San Martin stroll through the exhibit of Hearts. The graphic art convention is coming up at la Rural. And the dancing continues every day, every night -whenever you feel like dancing – you can…….. See you at la Confiteria Ideal….. always looking forward to hearing from you, until next week …. besos from Eduardo, and as always Kikki

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Week 39 – Monday, October 2,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody, Well, the heavens opened and it rained in Buenos Aires!!!!!! Did the weather inspire you to stay in bed and read a book? or did you venture out to see Tango at Teatro Colon? Welcome- you who are coming to Buenos Aires for the first time and welcome back to you who are returning. So nice to have you here – enjoy your stay and
DANCE, dance, dance……..

Come and say hi at la Confiteria Ideal – Eduardos class- practica – Tuesdays 3.30-6.30pm Eduardos group class – Wednesdays 9-10.30pm Eduardo will MC the Milonga and the entertainment that follows and Eduardos group class – Tuesdays 8.30-10.pm at Viejo Correo followed by Milonga To schedule a private class with Eduardo or to schedule a personal study program contact Eduardo or Kikki

For something different visit FOA – this year Casa Foa is in Palacio Lezama from 29-09 al 19-11 Lun a dom 11.30 a 20.30 hs at Martín García 320 www.casafoa.com its a great experience Art Week – la Semana del Arte Oct 7 – free entrance to 78 museos – in the Night of Museum, Lots of activities and entertainment in Abasto, Palermo and a fiesta in Puerto Madero only a couple of events for you to enjoy this week in Buenos Aires…….. until next week – looking forward to hearing from you, besos from Eduardo, and as always Kikki

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Week 38 – Monday, September 18 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody, Springtime in Buenos Aires – Sunshine in Buenos Aires !!!!!!! and Eduardo is back in Buenos Aires!!!! Everybody is smiling!!!! I missed you !!!! and am happy to be in touch again!!! How are you? What were you all doing while we were away, I wonder? Hope you are well, enjoying springtime in Buenos Aires, fall in North America and Europe or whatever season you are in….. Buenos Aires is lovely, the leaves on the trees are opening, the parks are being rejuvenated, last night we had dinner with a friend outside….. The other day I walked in a big circle connecting again with the city, wondering where El Centro will transform into reality….. in what place will we live our dreams – and yours???? Eduardos dream of travelling the world with his mother was realized!!!!! and brought Gladis on a 3 month journey getting to know a very different world while watching her son doing what he loves to do. Thank you everybody for being part of it. Now as we take a breath, our journey continues, together we join in passion for life and commitment to the positive force of love to release the joy within and create a world of peace -as we dance, of course, dance, dance, dance it into being. Here in Buenos Aires on Tuesday afternoons we continue to have a good time learning, dancing and being together at Eduardos class-practica at La Confiteria Ideal. This Wednesday night in La Confiteria Ideal we dance to the music of Orchestra Color Tango – Eduardo will MC at MiMilonga after his group class. Eduardos private classes are getting organized – let him or me know if you want to schedule one, or if you want to study on a weekly basis. Wonderful to be with you again, for you who are travelling – have a safe journey and Happy New Years……, for you who will be here soon – have a good time preparing, for you who are here – see you in the city, and for you at home – until next week, looking forward to hearing from you here in Buenos Aires, besos from Eduardo, and as always Kikki

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MILONGUERO ON THE ROAD – 2006 TOUR -NORTH AMERICA

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Week 24 – Monday, June 12,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody, Quiet times in Buenos Aires??!! Feel like curling up in bed to watch a movie? With a cup of hot chocolate….. Reflect on times past while walking down Libertador at sunset!!! Browsing Recoleta market under the light of the full moon!!!! The seasons affect us everywhere…….The coolness of fall, the soft light and long shadows invite us to contemplate…..to understand what was, to prepare for what is coming…..all part of dancing tango in Buenos Aires………. next game in mundial for Argentina is on friday…….do you feel the excitement!!! are you ready to cheer!!! as usual you can find us at the enchanted confiteria la Ideal…… besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 23 – Monday, June 5,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody, Football fever in Buenos Aires!!!!!! Even the tango map has the schedule of the games!!!! Opening ceremonies on Friday will no doubt be spectacular entertainment……. The air is heavy with humidity this week in the city…….the rain brings relief for a while…..the sun still invites to lunch outside most days, walking is great …. and paying attention to your shoes is important when you are in Buenos Aires!!! The choice is endless, the designs wonderful – cowboy boots with pearls, sude boots to the thighs, leather walking shoes with many colours, pointy toes, round toes, high heals, low heals, no heals……. casual occasion? going out for the evening? watch the colourful sandals dancing past in the milongas!!!! … you will soon have an extra bag to bring home from Buenos Aires…….. Wishing you many wonderful tangoes…….. besos from Eduardo, and as always Kikki

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Week 22 – Monday, May 29,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, are you ready for the Martin Fierros tonight !!!?? the champagne chilled??? a few appetizers ready !!! will you dress for the gala, invite a few friends and join la grand diva de Argentina – Mirta Legrand – as she hands out this years awards……or pop some popcorn and lounge in your most comfortable pjs in front of the TV???!!! enjoy the evening, enjoy the fashion, enjoy getting to know more of the arts and entertainment here in Buenos Aires. …… tonight at 9pm, and on wednesday night at la Ideal, we say a big hello and welcome to Marisa, who will be back teaching with Eduardo at 9pm…. the qualifying rounds for the 2006 metropolitan campeonata continues, last week at la Ideal we enjoyed the performance of the current tango salon champions, and watching all the hopeful couples dancing past our table….. and on Tuesday and Wednesday night at teatro de la Comedia you can still catch Tango and Fire – a great show by Miriam Larici and Hugo Patyn, on Rodrigues Pena – between Santa Fe and Marcelo T, starts at 8pm …… did you catch the snowshow at la rural?? the season is coming….. but it is still a little strange to put on a warm jacket here in Buenos Aires….. besos from Eduardo, and as always Kikki

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Week 21 – Monday, May 22,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, empanadas, locro, humitas, choripan and lomitos – some of the traditional, argentinean food to be enjoyed in Buenos Aires, especially on this Thursday, May 25th – a very special national holiday, celebrating independence and the formation of the first government council, in this spirit i raise my glass in a toast to you and celebrate the day of my own birth once more, thank you for your company, for your inspiration and motivation, may our hearts be blessed ……. dancing tango in Buenos Aires, besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 20 – Monday, May 15,06 in Buenos Aires

Hola Everybody, Another beautiful week in Buenos Aires, this being the 2nd anniversary of the Wednesday night milonga at la confiteria Ideal!!!!! We will enjoy dancing to the music of 2 great orchestras on the same night- los Reyes del Tango and Color Tango, and watch the performance of Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Ann among others – Eduardo will be there to MC and welcome you all, and on Tuesday afternoon la confiteria Ideal continues to be our meeting place for a good time during Eduardos class-practica, come join us at this wonderful venue for an afternoon of great learning…. la confiteria Ideal – a place of many memories and much history, -a friend remembers it in its glory 40 years ago, going for hot chocolate and medialunas with her grandmother every Sunday…… -the dance scenes in the movie Tango Lesson-an inspiration for many people to dance tango and to come to Buenos Aires….. -an ever popular place for documentaries, videos, classes and a place to dance every day…… see you there when you are in Buenos Aires, besos de Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 17- Monday, April 24,06, Week 18-Monday, May 1,06, Week 19-Monday, May 8,06  in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, missed you all these last couple of weeks………. hope you are all well and enjoying the beautiful weather – from very cool almost winter moments to the springlike day we have today….

Week 17 april 24,06- busy,busy – came and went – see you next time around!!!!

Week 18 may 1,06- we took advantage of the long weekend and went to rest and breathe some fresh air in the country while celebrating Eduardos mothers birthday, the village Eduardo comes from is wonderful and to sit on the patio of their house and watch the palms and plants is indeed restful to the soul……i hope many of you will have the opportunity to meet Gladis soon….

Week 19 may 8,06 – here we are – back in the city and enjoying this life too…. the book fair has ended, the art fair is coming up from may 19th to 24th… Miriam Larici and Hugo Patyn are in Buenos Aires with their show during May and June – teatro la Comedia on Rodrigues Pena…. the big fiesta at la Ideal is coming up soon, May 17th – let me or Eduardo know if you want to buy tickets beforehand, Colortango and los Reyes del Tango at the same night with Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Ann dancing and much more – it will be a grand night….. here are less tourists now but more people who come to stay long term, to dance and study tango or to study spanish or just to live in this culture….. friends are getting ready to leave – and leave empty spaces in our lives, some return to their homes others travel to new continents to explore new and different lives – at the same time friends are preparing their return to Buenos Aires to explore new lives, new relationships, new parts of the city…… our international family is growing, we are getting to know each other better, appreciating our differences, recognizing our common values……. to LIVE IS GRAND – to reflect it into our world IS GRAND……. until next week here in Buenos Aires, besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 16 – Monday, April 17,06  in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, happy dancing – and happy reading, the yearly book fair is opening this week in la rural, dont miss it and be prepared for hours to disappear………it is quite an event!!!!! Cirque de Soleil – not too many tickets left ……. Julio Bocca tango is back for a short run in the theatre, Sara Baras, flamenco from Spain will follow, Victor,Victoria with Raul Lavoi is opening in May… the ballet la Sylphide is on at Teatro Colon where you can also listen to classical music with the philharmonic orchestra – Teatro Colon is scheduled to close for renovations in October for some time – now is a good time to see it…… the Buenos Aires independent film festival…..and Iceage 2 is in the theatres – just as fun as number 1, Creedance Clearwater Revival is coming to Luna Park as is the Ear of van Gogh and many others, Tubatango is playing in the milongas as are the orchestras los Reyes del Tango and Color Tango, the pamphlets distributed in the milongas have details of when and where, friends are still getting together and dancing in the livingroom even in Buenos Aires -just like we used to…..and give moments that will be with us forever as our lives changes……. have a great week and bring your wrap for early mornings and the cool nights…….. besos from Eduardo, and as always Kikki.

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Week 15 – Monday, April 10,06   in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, bienvenido April …..April fools day, April in Paris, April showers…. those seems to be popular in spring as in fall….. as are weddings….beautiful are the brides, proud are the grooms, commitment to love, expanding family worlds…..getting to know new places….. we went to the province of San Juan over the weekend, the landscape reminiscent of Nevada, goldmines and dinosaurs, modern city rebuilt on the one destroyed in an earthquake moment, sunny and dry, close to the Andes, downtown lush with trees watered underground, the people fashionable and comfortable…a mini Buenos Aires….like Winnipeg a surprising place…..we will be back to explore it further!!! yes, WE ARE GOING EXPLORING!!!!! you are invited to come along….if you are in Buenos Aires come and explore new places with us on the weekends…. not a tour….we simply travel together and we would enjoy your company… we are going to MENDOZA this coming weekend…..wine country, university city, ski country, hiking, rafting, resting around the pool!! let me or Eduardo know if you are interested…we are looking into cost etc, happy dancing everybody, besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 14- Monday, April 3, 06   in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, there is this fascination with time in Buenos Aires, a week goes by before you know it……. each day full of activities, each moment keenly felt, life lived in the present – sometimes exhilirating – sometimes overwhelming, like an oasis is the sight of each tree, like a retreat is the aroma of coffee, like a meditation is walking in the rosegarden…. HAPPY EASTER FELIZ PASQUA GLAD PASK besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 13 – Monday, March 27,06   in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, …….still catching up it seems……..this week in Buenos Aires is filled with people coming and going just like every week in Buenos Aires……… and how do you leave Buenos Aires? it is always difficult!!…….a week gives you a taste of it, after 10 days you want more……a month seems adequate until you get here, you wonder how you can fill 3 months- yet after 4 months you find there is still lots to see!!!!!……. a year…….it does not seem possible…..was it not yesterday i arrived??? to understand and connect to the essence of tango you need your own personal, intimate experience of dancing with Buenos Aires, dance your tango with Buenos Aires and follow your heart to find the people and places that will teach you your next step in tango….. bon voyage to those who are leaving our lives here – thank you so much for being with us and bienvenido to those who are on their way to join us – we are looking forward to seeing you, to giving you an embrace in Buenos Aires……. do you want a very fine haircut while in Buenos Aires? are you ready for a massage? a pedicure? are your nails in need of attention? time to deepclean your face? and that all important depilacion!!??? give us a call, we know some good people places that our hearts have found and we are glad to share with you…… havve a great week and wonderful weekend everybody…….. until next week, the opera is on at Teatro Colon……. besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 12 – Monday, March 20,06  in Buenos Aires

Hello everybody, well, it seems like we have been on a long trip and just arrived back – CITA time was very busy as always – staying downtown for a few days made coordinating a little easier……although we are still trying to catch up on sleep…… Eduardos performance with Cecilia on Monday night in the theatre was an experience to remember and felicitaciones to you who were there to see it – we are looking forward to reliving it on the cita video which will be ready for sale in October….. Marisa’s foot is healing and she is gradually able to put weight on it – a matter of time and patience as is the process of healing……soon she will be back dancing and teaching again… the cita conference ended and university started a few hours later – Eduardo is enjoying studying and seeing his university buddies again, life at la confiteria Ideal continues on Tuesday afternoons with Cecilia and los chicos helping out and Wednesday nights with Aldana and los chicos, kTuesday nights at Viejo Correo with Cecilia until Marisa returns, always enjoy seeing you there….

Each year more people come to study with Eduardo and we all know that he delights in motivating and inspire everyone to live life fully and dance their very best, he is grateful to his regular students for understanding the need to reschedule some private classes last week – sending you gracias and many besos… with his very busy schedule you will hear a bit more from me coordinating and communicating but your time with Eduardo is – just like your time with Buenos Aires – your own personal experience…….. so hope you are enjoying this lovely weather and a big welcome to FALL or SPRING depending on where you are in the world, missed being in touch with you all on Monday and hope this finds you all well on Thursday, besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

ps Color Tango is playing tonight at la Ideal

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Week 11 – Monday, March 13,06   in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, well, cita is upon us, Sunday night is opening night and on Monday the classes start, to those who are taking part we wish you a great time – both with classes and meeting people from all over the world, if you want to see the shows – you can buy tickets for the performances- in the theatre on Monday and Tuesday nights, Eduardo will perform in the Monday night show, this year he will dance with Cecilia while Marisa is recovering from her injury, you can buy your ticket at city office in COM located on Sarmiento (in the first block off Callao-on the right hand side) the office is open from 12noon until 8pm, – ask for cita office – it is on the first floor, the location for the shows – Teatro Astral Corrientes 1639 time – show starts at 10.30pm cost 15, 25 or 35 US$ you can also buy tickets for the closing show on next Sunday, March 19th starting at 10.30pm at palacio San Miguel, Suipacha 85 – 25 US$ each

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Week 10 – Monday, March 6,06   in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, where does the time go? is it moving ever faster? or has time slowed down? are we moving faster in the same spot? in the city every moment seems filled with action and activity….. and before you know it a week has gone by……… on the beach an hour quiet contemplation expands to fill your being with endless peace and harmony …….. walking barefoot on the sandy beach grounds you to the earth – dance a vals with nature – desde de alma – from the soul – and restore balance to encounter joy and harmony……. can you tell i went to Colonia and spent the day on the beach? taking el rapido – the hydrofoil takes about 1 hour and brings you into Colonia about noon, returning to Buenos Aires with lady Isabel takes about 3 hours and brings you home by midnight, you can go down to immigraciones – located behind Sheraton hotel in retiro – and extend your tourist visa for 3 months, the cost is 100 pesos, after 6 months you need to leave the country and reenter – Colonia is the most convenient place to go, did you enjoy the city tango festival? this week starts the preparation for CITA in earnest and next Sunday the festivities begin….. did you notice all the little children in white lab coats pulling their backpacks on wheels……fall has arrived – and school is in session… the evenings are getting shorter, the light is soft and lovely, the weather is precious, – in Europe winter persists with more snow storms but a friend whispered in my ear that the snow drops are appearing still ready for spring…..

I am quietly working away, am enjoying my conversations with you all, Eduardo will not be at Viejo Correo this Tuesday as he has an exam on Wednesday morning but will enjoy seeing you at la Ideal on Wednesday night as usual……… soon it will be time for another fiesta at our place – el CENTRO…..until then take care, give us a call and enjoy your time in Buenos Aires….. besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 9 – Monday, February 27,06   in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, hope you are enjoying the free classes during the city of Buenos Aires tango festival week – last night was well attended at la Ideal and Eduardo enjoyed teaching a group of more than 100 people at Viejo Correo… there are detailed program guide at the milongas and tourist kioskos – orchestra Colour Tango played at la Ideal last Wednesday and everybody was excited to see Charlie Watts, the drummer of the Rolling Stones arrive and stay to enjoy the music and the milonga, – I hear he arranged for private tango instructions for the whole band, but they preferred to watch the dance……..maybe next time…… U2 is here for a couple of concerts – maybe we will see Bono somewhere…….in Buenos Aires you never know who will sit next to you at a milonga…. this coming weekend you can still go to carnival in Entre Rios or enjoy Vendimia 2006 in Mendoza and before we know it CITA will open its doors for an intense time of dancing and socializing here in Buenos Aires…….. have you tried Chandon with lemon sherbet??? a lovely argentinean custom……. looking forward to a glass of bubbly with you….. until next week. besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 8 – Monday, February 20,06    in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, HOT is word for Buenos Aires, HOT are the days, HOT are the nights, January weather in February……. the portenos are returning to their city, the last wave of vacationers are travelling to the beach, the summer sales are starting, the stationery stores are are putting out their back to school items…….. the angle of the sun in late afternoon creates magic with the light, the colours at sunset are as soft as the breeze in the morning……… our PLACE – el CENTRO – has officially been launched!!!!!!! the move has been completed….. thank you for being there with us, for making it all happen……for celebrating with us……..such a good time simply being together, socializing with our international family, sharing food and wine and stories!!!!!! It is a pleasure to bring people together.!!! and the dance continues……the city tango festival is starting at the end of this week, there will be lots of music and opportunities to take classes with various teachers…. this is the time of year for festivals around the country, folklore, carnival, wine and beer – celebrating the community – celebrating its people, remembering who we are, hearing our hearts beat during the HOT time in buenos aires… bon voyage to those of you who are leaving – thanks for your company -stay in touch…… bienvenido to those of you who are arriving – give us a call, drop by for a cup of coffee….. do you want to cool off and stay in the city – punto carrasco waterpark – weekend entrance 25 pesos – lets you cool off in the pools among the palm trees……. besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 7 – Monday, February 13,06   in Buenos Aires
Hola everybody, well, this weekend we are travelling……. Saludos from the countryside, from Eduardos home, our lungs are appreciating the fresh air, our eyes delight in the various shades of green, the kids still ride the horse to the store, the monkey still lives in the treetops, the palm trees stand tall and the patio still invites you to relax… home cooked food, family sharing time and stories, fishing by the river, asado in the grass, sleeping the siesta, greeting child hood friends – all that which is of such value in life…… so we think of all of you – our friends in Buenos Aires and look forward to when you can join us in the country side as well as in the city…… tonight we are on our way back to wish you HAPPY VALENTINES – tomorrow Tuesday, at la Ideal from 3.30-6.30pm and Viejo Correo at 8.30-10pm followed by milonga….. and the excitement of moving to the new apartment….. hope you will all come to see it!!!!! and wishing you many wonderful tangos, besos from Eduardo, and as always kikki

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Week 6 – Monday, February 06,06    in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, a beautiful start to a beautiful week!!!!! hope you all had a pleasant weekend, sunday was a great day for the pool – lounging in the shade of the trees or cooling off in the water – hamburger and fries anybody?!or maybe just some fruit……. more than 50,000 people enjoyed the free outdoor concert at Rosedal, various artists will perform on sunday nights- keep an eye out for the announcements…. the forecast calls for good weather all week so enjoy – enjoy – being outdoors, I so appreciate the lovely conversations with you and am grateful to share your impressions and interest, it all enriches my life immensly…..thank you so much…. it is one of the pleasures of being in this culture and in Buenos Aires, the importance of connecting with people over a cup of coffee or a meal, when you are having a good time, you are often invited to a glass of champagne or a cup of coffee – I think it is a lovely way of rewarding and encouraging people being together……. as always here is lots of movements – as some people are packing for their journey here, others are returning, some from vacation in Argentina, some from visits across the seas, some come to stay for a short time, others decide to stay longer, thanks for staying in touch, and do not hesitate to call, Eduardo is quite busy teaching,

if you want to study with him let me or him know – he will do his very best to make time for you, while he is also paying attention to his university studies.. group lessons continue,
la Ideal -Tuesday afternoons 3.30-6.30pm – class practica,
la Ideal – Wednesday nights -9-10.30pm – group class followed by milonga – always ecclectic, always interesting,
Viejo Correo – Tuesday nights at 8.30-10pm group class followed by a more traditional milonga, come and enjoy the ambience,
Diaz Velez 4820 en frente Parque Centenario,

if you want to stay at our apartment or know of somebody who is coming here and need accommodation let us know, the move is coming up soon and we are looking forward to seeing you there,!!!! Mirta Legrand, the grand diva of Agentina is sending her daily program – lunch with Mirta – from Mar del Plata during the summer season, weekdays from 1-2.30pm, channel 11, a great way to learn Spanish – listen to her conversations with whos who in Argentina……. have a wonderful week, be safe, looking forward to hearing from you, besos from Eduardo, and as always Kikki

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Week 5 – Monday, January 30,06    in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, well, after a stifling weekend the short rain storm this morning left the day with glorious sunshine and a fresh breeze, what a pleasure to sit outside again to have morning coffee…… the most exciting news for us is that we have decided on an interim apartment while we continue to search for -just the right place- for our PLACE – el CENTRO, the apartment is light and airy and we have a bedroom, with a comfortable double bed to rent, the cost is US$175 per week and we are looking forward to sharing it with all of you – so if you are interested and-or if you know of somebody who is coming to Buenos Aires, please let them know….

I am enclosing a little description of it….. hope you all had a good week and found ways to stay cool, Eduardo is busy teaching – sends his love as always and looking forward to seeing you in class or around town, and we both look forward to the first fiesta in our place …… Marisa has broken a bone in her foot, she is well but will need some time to recouperate, we will bring a card to la Ideal and to Viejo Correo – please see me if you would like to sign the card and wish her well – and if you want to be part of sending her some flowers, the city tango festival is coming up and you can register for classes until Feb 10th it will be a week filled with music and dance from Feb 24-Mar3rd, did you notice the almost empty streets in Buenos Aires????…….lots of tour buses but the portenos are still on vacation…….. always looking forward to hearing from you -your favourite places to dance, classes and places to visit, how about favourite places to eat??!!!! take care everybody and enjoy this week in buenos aires, besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 4 – Monday, January 23,06  in Buenos Aires

Hola everybody, EDUARDO IS BACK and everybody is happy to have his presence here in Buenos Aires, he had another very positive experience during his travels and inspired more people to dance,…….. tomorrow afternoon he will be at la Ideal from 3.30-6.30 pm, and if you prefer he will be at Viejo Correo -Dias Velez 4820 and teach a class from 830-10pm followed by a milonga, Wednesday night is another group class from 9-10.30 pm at la Ideal followed by a milonga, let me know if you plan to be there and want to join us at his table…… Thursday pm from 4-11pm at club Espanol, Bernardo de Yirigoyen 174, is one of the friendliest milongas in town and in one of the most beautiful buildings, the restaurant downstairs has good food and is as beautiful as is the upstairs milonga…..

if you are in Buenos Aires or if you will soon be here and you want to take private classes with Eduardo, please let me know so he can schedule them, he has a limited amount of time now when he is studying full time at university…… we say bon voyage to Monika- we will miss you but know that you will soon be back in beautiful Buenos Aires, wishing you a wonderful trip back home…… well, vacation time in Buenos Aires means that on Saturday afternoons traffic seems like Sunday mornings…….and you can get places with great speed……. the weather is comfortable, a little strange with all the clouds in the summertime, but the breeze is nice and temperatures in the 20+C range is comfortable, the sun is still hot and sunscreen is a must but in the city the days are rather comfortable, in Eduardo’s home province of Santa Fe it is HOT, hot, hot……… Miguel Angel Zotto has a tango show in the theatre Lola Membrives on Corrientes that some friends enjoyed going to, Cacho Castana is in the hospital for observations – we wish hime well, such a great performer the producers – the movie keeps your interest throughout the movie….. on the weekends in Puerto Maderos during January you can enjoy free big screen outdoor movies, just like the drive ins used to be…………. Falabella is opening a second store on Florida street, good fashion and quality for reasonably prices – so i hear……. lots to do in Buenos Aires, hope you are all having fun, seems like a lot of friends are coming to visit…….. take care, cuidate, besos from Eduardo and as always Kikki

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Week 3- Monday, January 16,06(in Buenos Aires)

Hola everybody, what a beautiful afternoon we are enjoying after all the rain, yesterday was as dark as any January day in the northwest……. hope you were all able to stay warm and dry, the movie theatres in Buenos Aires are comfortable and in village Recoleta there are showings from before noon to after midnight…. in the theatres now, apart from the Chronicles of Narnia, is Un Amor-Dos Destinos with Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer lLopez, a film by the Swedish film maker Lasse Hallstrom, and Family Stone, with Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and others, both movies really enjoyable and well acted – in case you feel like taking a break – on Wednesdays you pay 7.50 instead of the usual 12.75……. friends saw Memories of a Geisha and enjoyed it, next is King Kong – 3.5 hours!!!!!!!!

I am still writing away………..feel free to phone me……… had a friend drop by Buenos Aires for the day – I arrived in time to wave goodbye as the cruise ship left port, another friend needed to go to the basilica in Lujan, the Virgin of Lujan is the protectora for safe travels, – and so I went too….. the local bus takes about 2.5 hours at a cost of 5 pesos, el rapido with final point at Plaza Italia gets you home in 1.5 hours at a cost 5.5 pesos and with more comfort, the basilica is beautiful, there is construction in the plaza around it, the traditional restaurant kitty corner from the entrance serves the most wonderful pan casero, very good coffee and the salmon was delicious – you can also bring a picnic basket and relax in the park adjacent to the basilica, well,not to forget the dance in Buenos Aires, hope you are having many fine tango dances………. I will drop by la ideal on Tuesday afternoon, let me know if you want to go to the milonga at la Ideal on Wednesday night – I will be there, mid January already – where does that time go!!!!!! eduardo will be back in town next week, he sends besos from the road and always thinking of you all, como siempre Kikki

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