Oh dear... "disrespectful reinvention"... Sorry for touching your sacred cow.
Argentine term and re-purpose it in order to acquire some credence
seemingly for marketing and promotional reasons.
"not in the Buenos Aires style at all"??? how would you know? Which milonguero festival you have been to? Have you danced with European leaders by any chance?
as far as I know, your opinion will be different to mine. I have danced
alongside some leaders from Europe, and watched and seen video.
Nor do the people behind the so-called "Milonguero" festivals teach
nor dance in BsAs style.
No, they are not waiting, "they dance in the space available and keep dancing on the spot if necessary," just as you said about milongueros.
the music every time.
It is certainly artificial, can't argue with that. But when is it not beneficial? Can you give me an example?
No, I mean people come to festivals for three or four days, in couples, for the sole purpose of dancing . . . .
You mean we have to travel thousands of miles all around Europe to get
a decent dance experience? I actually think it would be rather sad to
have to keep travelling to Buenos Aires for a decent tango experience
but if that was the only alternative, BsAs would win every time.
What we should be trying to achieve is the social tango experience
of a dance to the music and a wide variety of dance skills mixing
empathatically on the dance floor. Regrettably I don't expect that
to happen widely anytime soon. But there are places.
I don't see how what you said is intended to contradict what I said, namely that you are not stuck in your dark corner, like you can be in a BA milonga, if you are given a bad seat. You can have a reserved table and still move around in Europe, but not in BA milongas.
Anyway, this was a very valiant attempt to defend BA milongas against totally subjective suppositions that they might be less than perfect. Why don't you come to one of the European festivals (Abrazos e.g.) and *then* compare them to BA milongas?
based on personal experience, of both. Just as yours is but from
To be clear, I haven't pretended that Buenos Aires milongas are perfect,
nor are all the dancers. It is a social dance after all and that alone implies
a wide range of skill. You are advocating a self-selecting super-tier of
travelling tangueros/as (I refuse to use milongueros/as) for Europeans
attending so-called festivals, I am not.