Sunday, December 30, 2018

Argentine Tango culture and codes: cabeceo

When dancing Tango, we find a supreme experience of connection, to others, to ourselves and to the world.

Friday, December 21, 2018

History of Tango - Part 9: Eduardo Arolas and the eveolution of Tango mu...



In 1909, when Eduardo Arolas composed “Una noche de garufa”, he had not yet acquired a formalized musical education. He was 17 years old. Still, in his first composition, all the elements of his style are present, bursting out into the world, for the amusement of all of those who, like me, love Tango. This quality cannot be attributed to any other Tango composer. None of his colleagues had a defined style during their first compositions, and would need many years to develop it. Arolas’ works have such advanced characteristics, that they will keep forever surprising Tango lovers wondering how, what inspiration, and from which source Arolas extracted them.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Argentine Tango beginner's class. Introduction.



In fact, Tango is not a commodity. It’s not a staple, in a world abundant with them thanks to the development of our technology.

This sheds a light on the core characteristic of the difference between things that exist and existence itself, as only we, human beings, are able to experience.

You may believe that it would be great to be able to dance Tango, let’s say: “consuming it”, by, for example, being able to take a pill and then dance tango, or purchase a device, or install an app, etc, and while all these conveniences may help us greatly in our goal of dancing Tango, there is a point in which you are wholly responsible and in charge of your dance, of the existence of your dance, which is ultimately, your own existence.

Saturday, September 15, 2018