Entre 1913 y 1916, la composición y producción musical de Eduardo Arolas mostró una mejora evidente debido a sus estudios musicales y la experiencia adquirida en su profesión. Consolidó su fama, llevando a su orquesta al nivel de los más destacados, dejando los cafés de su barrio, tocando en la calle Corrientes y en los lujosos lugares de Palermo, en el interior de Argentina y en Montevideo.
Discipline is as essential as passion. Art is made of both. Our life has prospered thanks to both. Too much or too little of either of them, and we end up with no life and no art at all. This is precisely what defines what we are, as human beings.
Practice discipline and let your emotions come to you not only in the development of your dance, but also in your relationships at the milongas, and in your whole life. Tango will eventually boil over and define your entire life. You become a milonguera, a milonguero.
Tango is embodied. You can see it. It is that person or that couple dancing, which lets you know -intuitively, but nevertheless as undoubtedly real to you as objective empirical knowledge- what Tango is.
In 1922, Eduardo Arolas took a second trip to Europe, with work in mind, but he didn’t receive help from the community of tango musicians living there. On his own, he got advantageous contracts to play in Paris and Madrid. During his last three years of life, he resided in Europe, and we only know about the composition “Place Pigalle”, which he registered in France.
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I know María since 2004, due to our profession.
She is a superb dancer, both to watch and to dance with. You can see the result of a careful and methodic crafting of her art, achieved by the power of her talent, passion and restless research of Argentine Tango.
As an instructor, she generously shares with students her immense knowledge, by explaining with her gifted use of language (both English and Spanish), and by presenting clever exercises that allows everyone to understand the intricacies of dancing Argentine Tango.
As a human being, María is true good person, honest, reliable and compassionate. Being in her presence makes you feel always accepted, she is always attentive to you and participative of your concerns, virtues that make her an amazing teacher.
“Viborita” is other of Arolas’ delicate tangos, with the peculiarity of having only two parts, without a trio, as was his custom. Its music sheet was not published until after 1930, when the nephew of Arolas received a pack with manuscripts. That is why it appears published as posthumous work.
What is Tango?
“Tango is Life”.
What does this sentence mean? It suggests that those who do not tango don’t know what life is. Can such a radical thought make sense?
Ask anyone who is involved in Tango passionately, which is the only way to be involved in it, and that will be the answer.