Giant post about the whole summer!


I’ve been very bad about writing on my blog and decided to catch up in one fell swoop so that I don’t have to think about it anymore. Therefore, this will be a VERY big post because it covers everything for the whole summer, in both painting and dancing, and I included links at the end to performances that I’d announced on the blog earlier but had never added the videos.

August 12th-September 1st, Tioma and I went to Buenos Aires and danced our feet off! We had a lovely apartment just next to the Congreso, big and light which was great for meditation and tai chi and we danced almost every night.

Thursday, August 7th, Tioma and I performed at Tango Hotel Hungaria in Venice, Italy (sorry, no video!):

Venice performance

July 26th-August 11th, Tioma and I went to Italy and had a WONDERFUL time. We went to Florence, Umbria, Venice, Lake Garda and Milan.
Florence Italy
Here we are in Florence looking out on the city at sunset

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The view from the mountains outside of Lake Garda when we were hiking

Lago Ledro
Swimming after kayaking in Lago Ledro

July 30th, I found out that my painting “Can-Can Dancer in the Basement of Restaurant Florent” was selected as a finalist in the Artist Magazine’s annual competition! Since there were over 7,500 entries this year, being selected as a finalist is really exciting.
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Can-Can Dancer in the Basement of Restaurant Florent” 18″ x 24″ oil on panel, was sold as part of my solo show at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans last August 2013:
Can-Can Dancer in the Basement of Restaurant Florent

Friday, July 25th, Tioma and I taught and performed tango at La Tangueria milonga in New York City:

First dance (music is “Pablo” by Anibal Troilo):

Second dance (music is Sacale Punta by Donato):

Third dance (Music is Romantico Bulincito by Rodolfo Biagi):

June and July 2014, I completed four still life paintings of grapes, cherries, tomatoes and one Russian compilation of a teacup with berries, all oil on linen panel:

Russian Glass with Berries

Three-Cherries

Three Tomatoes

Three grapes

May 2014, I finished a portrait of my cousin Holly and Holly’s husband Geoff. Holly died of liver cancer on July 28, 2014, oil on panel, 24″ x 18″:

Holly and Geoff

Saturday, May 3, 2014, Tioma and I taught and performed at Mala Leche milonga in New York City:

First dance (Music: “El Entrerriano” by Rodolfo Biagi)

Second dance (Music: “Garúa” by Pedro Laurenz):

Third dance (Music: “Sacale Punta” by Edgardo Donato):

March 2014,  Tioma and I taught and performed at Tango Under the Tent in Sugar Loaf NY:
First dance (Music: “Te Aconsejo Que Me Olvides” by Anibal Troilo):

Second dance (Music: “De Floreo” by Osvaldo Pugliese):

Third dance (Music: “Que Tiempo Aquel” by Francisco Lomuto):

February 2014, Tioma and I performed at the Meeting House Annual Symposium in New York City. Music is “Siete Palabras” by Carlos Di Sarli:

February 2014, Tioma and I performed as a chicken-and-egg for a small film produced by a company called Individual U: