[Tango-L] Nino Bien
nina at earthnet.net
Sat Feb 2 09:33:26 EST 2008
When Nino Bien just started, it was a lovely, elegant
milonga. People were very excited. I remember when in the whole
place there would be maybe only 5-6 foreign dancers. In August,
there would be more because of the European vacations, but not many
more. This was around 1998-99.
Then things began to change. As the number of foregners increased
everywhere, there became more and more of them at Nino Bien. Now it
is a boring sitting milonga where the Argentine dancers go to hang
out with their friends and see their foreign students. Most refuse
to dance for fear of being hit on the head with someone's heel or
something like that. There are usually more foreigners at Nino Bien
than the Argentines. But this is a trend of all evening milongas and
one has to be creative in his/her search for the real milonga without
the foreigners. Such milongas do exist.
However, the restaurant downstairs at Nino Bien serves exquisite food
and deserts, which you can order upstairs at the milonga are also great.
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