The Tango Misenscène

In tango, there is more ego on the dance floor than there is ability. I have surmised that this stems from the distinct propensity for dancers to approach the activity from a perspective of sociality rather than from a knowledge/ Read More …

 

Iguacu Falls in June

The flight was at 4:15pm, boarding time scheduled for 3:45pm. I left my home on Viamonte y 9 de Julio at 2:30pm, took a taxi to Jorge Newbery airport, which was in Palermo, and made good time 20 minutes) at Read More …

 

Deconstructing tango

Over my nascent tango dance life, I have been asked very often by many, men and women, about my path to tango, the classes I’ve taken, and how I have acquired my skills. The knowledge and my approach that I Read More …

 

Iguazu May 2012

 

 

Equatorial region? Says who?

There is a chill – in both climate and culture There is no sun here……….well, not now! Perhaps sparingly, but it comes accompanied by the crispness of that oh-so-familiar autumn wind!!  And in its dido, that naughty north-wind rips through Read More …

 

In Guyana, when it rains it pours

It has been three days since I arrived. Guyana is still the same – the downpour of rain early in the year. Old rickety vehicles with blaring horns and unresolved engine troubles carouse the streets incessantly; with each minute of Read More …

 

Lines from a cartman

“Oh,  East is east, and west is west, and never the twain shall meet, til earth and sky stand presently at God’s great judgement seat” Rudyard Kipling But meet it surely did, everyday, right here, in the heart of Georgetown. Read More …

 

City life: Living in Buenos Aires

Things you should know Don’t pre-pay anything, no one returns money here The train tickets are defective, buy them when you are about to use them, don’t buy a card of many, the last ones won’t work. Then if you Read More …

 

Deference reflects the same hue on any landscape

I have always been fascinated by the interplay of power in gender politics. What is more fascinating however is the various ways that these normalised images of disparity manifest in societies in ways that are so benign that they are Read More …

 

Stabroek Market

The grand central station of all hackney carriages, Stabroek market is an integral rendezvous for its cosmopolitan populace. A smorgasbord of colourful and exotic fruit and food items bear no distinction between the eclecticism of the fruits of the Guyanese Read More …