c. 1975, October 17 – BIRTH OF PABLO VERON

Dancer – In September of 2009 while he was seated at the famous All Night Milonga in New York city, a fan came up to his table, asked him to dance and when he refused she assailed him verbally, threw a glass of wine at him and slapped him whereupon he slapped her back….such are the vicissitudes of fame of  which he has said, “I do not see myself like a celebrity at all. I don’t like people seeing me that way, I never looked for fame, it is just not my dream”

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But famous he is; perhaps the best known tango dancer in the world today….Early on he was considered a  young tap-dance prodigy and he was sent to New York by his parents to continue his studies…his first professional job was in the musical comedy “Evita” in 1986…two years later he in his first film, ” Cepayos”, he is a member of  a troupe of tango dancers which commit acts of political sabotage…the seminal event in his career however was when English film director Sally Potter sought him out for tango lessons and from there the idea was born for the semi autobiographical film “Tango Lesson” whose immense success skyrocketed his career…Pablo say, “a good tango dancer is someone who has respect for the woman; he adapts himself to her, he makes her feel that she is the best dancer, he dances for her”

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  1. What a great idea to write little tango stories every day.

    Actually this film “The Tango Lesson” got me started with dancing tango in November 1997. 2 days after I saw it I went to my first milonga ever in Bonn (Germany): Pauke.

    Best regards,
    Bärbel

  2. thanks Barbel…hopefully we can meet and dance some day…I love Germany and its tango scene….the Germans are perhaps the best tango dancers in Europe, all things considered

  3. Oh, by the way, we are traveling to different cities to do our Zen based tango seminare….I shall be in Federicia on 29 October for a 3 day seminar…I shall make a stop in Copenhagen on the 27 of Octtober…perhaps we could meet for a coffee

  4. We attended a workshop with Pablo in San Diego a few months back. Not only is he a fantastic dancer, but he is a wonderful teacher as well.

    One of the ladies in our community had the pleasure of taking a private lesson with him, and it absolutely transformed her dancing.

  5. How really wonderful to hear this comment…I must say that I have had brief chats with him in Rome, Milano and Torino over the years and I like his aura; I like him as a person…I cannot say the same for the other famous ones I have run into with the excetion of Juan Carlos Copes ( a true gentleman)….still I remember about 10 years ago, having heard from some people in Paris that he did not seem to apply hiimself when teaching…it is possible that he realized that he had to modify his approach…anyways, thanks

    • pablo veron
    • July 30th, 2011

    Hi guys,
    thanks for talking about me… I m glad i can inspire people.
    But a little correction, i did not born in 1955 but in 1907, seriously!
    Best wishes,
    Pablo Veron

    • Arlene
    • September 25th, 2011

    Pablo, so you were born in 1970 and that means you were 27 years old when you filmed “Tango Lesson”. Whatever your relationship with Sally was all about it had some very convincing moments. I suspected that she was somewhat older than you while filming. You were “Hot” when she was “Cool” and the acting was very convincing…Sally is a great producer and even though you may have been a novice at acting she captured touching moments in the twist and turns as the story unfolded. I especially related to the Jewish theme because since before 1492 the Jews have been on the run and in our modern times its so hard to relate and yet there is a thread that ties because somewhere in our childhood we were made aware of this connection. In our modern times and the freedoms we have and the ability to travel sometimes leaves us not knowing where we came from and where we are going…all we have are friends and family to give us roots and some feeling of home.
    Your film made me smile.
    Best wishes,may you find,happiness and peace.
    Arlene

  6. Thanks for your magnificent comments Arlene…other than Italians, Jews really were a key component in the creation of tango…I know that Pablo reads Today In Tango and perhaps he will respond to you…come visit us in Rome sometime…have a nice day !

    • Arlene
    • September 28th, 2011

    Thanks, Zentango…Pablo probably will think I’m stuck in the past but this is the first site that I’ve found with a birth date and then with Pablo’s reponse I could only assume that when he typed 1907 that he meant 1970. I can see that he has moved way beyond the making of the film “Tango Lesson” maybe some day I’ll have the opportunity of seeing him dance in person…thanks, if I come to Rome I just may…

    • pablo veron
    • November 3rd, 2012

    PLEASE REMOVE THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE I AM NOT INTERESTED IN PEOPLE KNOWING MY DATE OF BIRTH. IT IS AN INCORRECT DATE AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO POST FALSE INFORMATION.

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  9. Actually, the story of the now infamous All Night Milonga(ANM) of New York City/USA in September of 2009 was a little bit different than told by Mr. Veron.

    The event unfolded as follows: The “fan” walked over to his table and asked PV if he wanted to dance. He denied the request, she asked again a second time, not knowing how to interpret his negative attitude.

    Probably due to his drug habits and in the company of his “argentinian” star struck friends PV felt a bit stronger and brazen then normal and struck the woman down with his fist(!), after the second inquiry. Of course all this acompanied by a tirade of insults from Mr. Veron: You stupid woman, ……
    Not enough harm done, Pablo Veron also got up from his chair and proceeded to kick the woman now laid out flat on the floor before him, with his foot.

    Now comes the part that Mr.Veron claims to be the truth and nothing but “HIS” truth, but unfortunately only the second part of the story, the first part of which PV forgets to tell conveniently(because it would make him appear as the true criminal that he is(a Woman beater).

    The woman got up from the floor, got herself a glass of Red Wine(a Malbec) from her table and walked back to PV to toss it on him after PV knocked her down and kicked her, not before as he claims.

    Instead of telling lies Mr. Veron you should stand like a man, admit that you made a mistake, say sorry and move on, not keep on lying and try hiding the truth. If you believe anything else you must be delusional from your long years of drug use and need your head examined, better yet have yourself institutionalized.

      • Julio
      • April 29th, 2016

      Desmiento por completo haber hecho este comentario. Ha sido utilizado mi nombre para injuriar a Pablo Veron.
      Estuve presente esa noche y desmiento los sucesos relatados bajo el seudónimo “Julio Bassan”.
      Pido disculpas a Pablo por tener que leer un post utilizando mi nombre. Es lamentable que se quiera injuriar a su persona y descalificar a la mía utilizando falsamente mi nombre y apellido.
      Julio Bassan
      DNI: 26.473.402

    • Marcella Caveney
    • September 22nd, 2014

    I met Mr. Veron in Chicago years ago and found him to be kind and jenerous. Thank You. Mrs. Marcella Caveney

  10. Marcella Caveney :
    I met Mr. Veron in Chicago years ago and found him to be kind and generous. Thank You. Mrs. Marcella Caveney

      • Julio Bassan
      • October 23rd, 2014

      You are lucky he didn’t hit you too, maybe next time when he is more drugged…..

        • Julio
        • April 29th, 2016

        Desmiento por completo haber hecho este comentario. Ha sido utilizado mi nombre para injuriar a Pablo Veron.
        Estuve presente esa noche y desmiento los sucesos relatados bajo el seudónimo “Julio Bassan”.
        Pido disculpas a Pablo por tener que leer un post utilizando mi nombre. Es lamentable que se quiera injuriar a su persona y descalificar a la mía utilizando falsamente mi nombre y apellido.
        Julio Bassan
        DNI: 26.473.402

    • pol
    • April 29th, 2016

    …..

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