things I have seen…and done in Buenos Aires

20 Mar

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Whilst I have been in Buenos Aires I have…

1)
Seen a large coke bottle waiting to be attached to a shop lying on the pavement of our street
2)
Directed a show in another language
3)
Been here for 28 days
4)
Travelled to Uruguay
5)
Opened a show in London at the same time (with Katie Posner and the whole Pilot Theatre team)
6)
Walked on average 5km every day
7)
Travelled to Tigre
8)
Seen Coldplay at River Plate Stadium
9)
Posted a blog every single day on here
10)
Taken 600 photographs
11)
Made 10 videos
12)
Made an audioboo podcast each week
13)
Listened to 6 Music a lot online
14)
Used Spotify. A lot.

15)
Walked the length and breadth of the city, so must have covered over 150 km in total
16)
Been interviewed by the Press equivalent of The Guardian
17)
Given a presentation to directors from Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico on new technologies
18)
Spoken another language more properly than ever before
19)
Got a red Converse All Stars’ Star
20)
Mixed music using my mac and created the soundscape for the show
21)
Eaten more steak than is surely good for one human being
22)
Bought leather Converse All Stars, but not real leather.
23)
Skyped and chatted to people all over the world
24)
Finished an article for Arts Professional Magazine and sent it off
25)
Backed up my work on an external hard drive every day
26)
Watched Alice in Wonderland in 3D and Castellano at the cinema in Belgrano
27)
Been to a Tango bar and danced
28)
Answered all my emails every day
29)
Bought a La Boca shirt for someone who sent me a request on Twitter. I have never met them.
30)
Shaken hands with the hand of God…
31)
Been on the bus to La Boca
32)
Got a silver star in my ear
33)
Run a tech rehearsal in Castellano…almost
34)
Looked out into the South Atlantic
35)
Had an early 2010 Summer here
36)
Found the best coffee place in the world
37)
Discovered Dulce de Leche
38)
Seen Eva Peron’s tomb
39) Tracked down the magazines for Kit Monkman with the KMA article about Great Street Games
40) Received my own Mate and Bombilla as a present from the team
41) Posed for Tango photographs with several people
42)
Been given some of Maria Ines Falconi’s books to read on the journey home
43)
Had a chat about visiting Sao Paolo
44)
Eaten Havanna Alfajores biscuits
45)
Nearly packed my suitcase
46) Gone to bed for the last night in 1238 Amenabar

…so as we stepped out of the Tango class…

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Passed the showcase of Tango shoes…

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Julian and Celeste said their goodbyes…

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…and Solange and Laura were locked in a serious discussion…well they have a show to do tomorrow night, and I won’t be there…

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So the sound and projection will be teched tomorrow, but all seemed fine this afternoon. We made the rounds of goodbyes and farewells and made our way out into the bustling streets

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So I too will bid you all goodnight and hope I make my alarm call as I still have some laundry to collect

Ciao es Buenos Noches mis amigos

mx

2 Responses to “things I have seen…and done in Buenos Aires”

  1. lpostlethwaite March 20, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    Parece que has tenido un tiempo fenomenal en BA – gracias por dejarnos seguirlo aqu??. Espero que vuelvas a Reino Unido con un poco del esp??ritu de la Argentina para compartir con todos nosotros. ūüėČ

  2. Action_Factory March 20, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    What an experience! Thanks for sharing your great adventure; love the tango sounds and shoes. Bon voyage. CF

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