Last Friday, Fulton Street Collective put on one of the most unique events of which I've been a part. WTF, or Winter Tango at Fulton, went off without a hitch. The event kicked off with a tango class from 8 to 9 p.m. for absolute beginners, followed by a milonga until midnight with DJ Rico, and performance by Dinah Grossman and Jorge Niedas.
The evening brought in a truly diverse crowd of eager beginners, curious hipsters, and elegantly dressed seasoned dancers. The venue was transformed into a surprisingly intimate space with the house lights turned off (with the exception of spotlights on the artwork) and flickering candles providing soft natural lighting. All enjoyed the music, dance, artwork, and ample glasses of sangria. Fine artists represented included Karen Parisian, Dennis Johnson, Catherine Jasek, and myself.