Skyrocketing rent may force El Taller to say adiós to its Broadway gallery and performance space. But if it happens, we intend to go out singing and dancing - with a spectacular "Building Benefit" Milonga that will make you think you've just disembarked from an Aerolineas Argentinas flight to Buenos Aires (without the 11-hour plane ride).
Internationally famous singer-composer Bernardo Palombo, the Argentina-born founder and director of El Taller for 28 years, will joing his Porteño compadres in seductive tangos, delirious valses, and saucy milongas that many New Yorkers have never even heard before, let alone danced to. In the spell of these world-class international virtuosi (not usually heard on the NY Tango "scene"), you will glide, you will twirl, you will fly.
Live Music: The fabulous Taller Cuatro Tango Club. Guillermo Vaisman, keyboards; Ruben Isola, guitars; Ken Rizzo, bass; Guillermo Cardenas percussion.
Live Vocals by famed international singer actress Adelaide Mestre, who will perform the 'World Premier' of Caminito - one of the most beloved of all Argentine tangos - in a moving new immortal 1920s lyrics by poet Coby Lubliner
To Drink: Delicious Malbec, Syrah and Tempranillo wines from Mendoza and Tucuman. Aromatic Argentine coffee will be served — with native Yerba Mate tea.
To Eat: Splendid quesos and chorizos from Argentina, France and Italy, on oven-fresh Sourdough baguettes from the fabled Silver Moon Bakery, which The New Yorker calls "more Left Bank than upper Broadway."
You must sign a film release to enter.The evening will be filmed by noted director Tom Campbell for his upcoming documentary on El Taller. Everyone will be filmed. So if you're ashamed of your ochos and ganchos, or afraid of popping up on your local art cinema screen — by all means, stay home.
Otherwise, come dance and drink the night away at our Last Tango on Broadway.