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It will take more than two to tango at Legion of Honor art museum April 11
By John Gollin

Remember that Bob Dylan line, “To dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free”? A nice image, but it really does not apply to the tango, which requires your hands be firmly affixed to your dance partner.

Consider the “Milonga de Lujo Artistico!”

It’s an opportunity to dance, or perhaps watch others dance, the Argentine tango beneath the statue of Rodin’s Thinker at the entrance of the Legion of Honor art museum. The Thinker will likely mull it all over. He rarely moves.

The milonga will be held at the Legion on Saturday, April 11. From 1 to 1:30 p.m., inside the museum, there will be a tango exhibition with dancers Chelsea Eng, Count Glover, Beatrice Bowles, and Terence Clarke.

At 2 p.m. the milonga will begin outside and will last until 4:30. The public is invited to participate. Remember, it gets pretty chilly out there, so you may want to wear a jacket over your dance attire. But, then again, why blow your scene? The tango must be the most overheated of dances, and requires some daring exposure. That’s why it’s so much fun to watch.

Admission to the milonga is free. If you wish to enter the museum galleries, the usual museum entry fee will apply: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (65 and over), $6 for youth (ages 13–17), and free for children 12 and under.

Legion of Honor: Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, 415-750-3600,

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