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May 28, 2008

Tango essence

After a weekend of workshops, a couple of privates and an enlightening conversation with Javier Rodriguez and Andrea Misse over supper, if you were to ask me: what is the essence of good Tango salon? My answer would be simply: the embrace.

While there are various techniques and perhaps stylistic considerations which I had briefly alluded to which contribute to a good embrace for dancing, here I am actually talking about only the attitude: one of unreservedly inviting and accepting the opportunity of holding someone with love. “Love” here does not need to have any sexual contexts but can simply be humanly love between two people. After that, the rest can in fact be seen as mere formality…

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