Translation is a linguistic act—and linguistic acts, like all acts of communication, never exist in a void. Nothing here would have been possible without the encouragement, constructive criticism, and support of many others.
These people have been instrumental to my growth, not only in tango but life beyond as well.
Melissa Fitch, Maya Youngblood, Judy Miller, Liz Hensley, John Dahlstrand, Kristine Goodwin, Erik Fleming, Richard Maerker, Isabelle Rucks, Jennifer & Barry Gillaspie, Karen & Richard Koevary, Jennifer Bratt, Ney Melo, Cristina & Homer Ladas, Felipe Martínez, Rina Gendelman, Marcelo Solís, Amy Lincoln, Santiago Croce, Mitra Martin, Amy Zhou, Ana Maria Carvalho, Katia da Costa Bezerra, Wendy Burk, Louis Segal, Milton Azevedo, Tony Dubovsky, Al Daigen, Josh Eubank, Lara Peso, Cathy Covey, Lidia Ferrari, Alicia Pons, Gustavo Benzecry Sabá, María Olivera, Rick McGarrey, Alejandra Todaro, Casey Catlin, Natalia Fernández, Clay Barnes, Sabre Sarnataro, Nora Carasik, Sean Fleming, Jacob Lowey, Casey Hammock, Kat Beck, Diana Manjón, Zeke Zager, Jackie Edens, Tom Bolek, Natalie Leki-Albano, Ronald Giranio, Joseph Scotese, Ryan Carrington, Jeremy Oria, Diana Tan, Eliza Bober, and Sam Runckel
This is an ever-growing list. You can help me out too: leave a comment, catch a mistake, make a suggestion.
Of course special thanks to my parents,
Noreen & David Del Pilar
and my beloved grandmother, who first introduced me to the Spanish language:
Celia “Ka Eleng” Villanueva Del Pilar,
1917 (Taal, Batangas, Philippines)
2005 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Que descanses en paz, abuelita. Pinakamahal ko ang aking lola.