We caught up with Pablo Veron recently at the El Amanecer Tango Club in Reading where he was teaching with Raquel Greenberg.
Tango Fuzz: How often do you visit the UK?
Pablo Veron: At least once a year
Tango Fuzz: Do you dance with a regular partner? Who?
Pablo Veron: Quite a few!
Tango Fuzz: Where were you brought up?
Pablo Veron: Buenos Aires, of course.
Tango Fuzz: How old were you when you first started tangoing?
Pablo Veron: I was 16. I was already a professional dancer dancing tap and jazz. I started tango dancing on cruise ships.
Tango Fuzz: How do you keep fit?
Pablo Veron: I do cycling, gym workouts and kite surfing
Tango Fuzz: You were in Assassination Tango and the Tango Lesson. Have you been in any other films?
Pablo Veron: I was in the The Man who Cried with Johnny Depp and Kate Blanchett. I did a gypsy dance. I was also in Cipayos, an Argentinian film about a fantasy invasion of Argentina by the British. I was a member of a tango resistance group!
Tango Fuzz: What are your favourite tango bands/composers?
Pablo Veron: Carlos di Sarli and Pedro Laurenz, probably.
Tango Fuzz: In your opinion is tango getting more or less popular in Argentina?
Pablo Veron: Definitely more popular. Every year the championships attract more and more people.
Just then a student interrupted us – “You have transformed my dancing in 3 lessons”, he exclaimed.
Pablo nodded empathetically; grinning he said ”Be sure to include that in this interview!”. So we have.
Tango Fuzz: Which country has the most active tango scene outside Argentina?
Pablo Veron: After Argentina, a long way behind, Italy
Tango Fuzz: Do you still give tango classes in Buenos Aires?
Pablo Veron: Yes, I am still available. (Contact Tango Fuzz for Pablo’s email address)
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