Last Sunday night saw the Doodle Bar filled with dancers moving to the sultry sway of Argentine tango. The milonga – the traditional argentinian word for an evening of tango dancing, was organised in collaboration with Battersea Spanish and Tango South London and involved an hour long class for beginners, followed by a demonstration by expert dance teachers Claire Loewe and Luis Rodriguez. The more experienced dancers on the tango scene then took to the floor to dance the night away. The malbec wine flowed and Mummas Empanadas were on site providing their delicious empanadas (a small version of the English cornish pasty – typical throughout latin america), choripan (chorizo sausage and bread – simple!) and other latin snacks. The aesthetic of the Doodle Bar – exposed Victorian bricks, glazed ceramic tiles and rusting pillars, perfectly conjured the ambience of the seedy Buenos Aires port of the 1890’s – where the tango dance originated. There will be more Sunday milongas at the Doodle Bar along with other dance events. Come and join the next one.
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