Tango moment #23

Leaders have a comfort zone of steps they can lead and execute without thinking too much, and that is the zone in which they can and should dance in a milonga setting, because the large part of their brain power is inevitably and necessarily being used to navigate the floor, gauge their partner’s reactions and play with the music.

There is so much in here that is so good. Worth reading from Andrea Shepherd from Life is a tango

Tango Moment #22

Ladies should carefully observe how the man dances with other women and from that visual information they can conclude many things.

Tango Mentor on what women look for. It is worth a read. It is the difference between sitting down for hours and dancing for hours…

Tango Moment #17

Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to the paradise of that achievement is not easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration. There are daily small deaths.”

Martha Graham

Tango Moment #13

The secret of tango is in this moment of improvisation that happens between step and step. It is to make the impossible thing possible: to dance silence. This is essential to learn in tango dance, the real dance, that of the silence, of following the melody.

Carlos Gavito