A Note From Rusty: My teaching methods are no accident. Methods of instruction are as important as the instruction itself, and of course in the final analysis the instruction is a product of the method. I am well read, well trained therefore what I do is intentional and with a purpose. Part of my methodology […]
In the end tango is seeing clearly your body in relation to itself, gravity, time and space and then its juxtaposition and relationship to your partner\’s discreet state in relations again to time and space.
When we went to Australia in June of 2009, we gave away our TV because it consumes so much time and we get hungry when we watch TV. This is a video talk by Benjamin Zander a world class conductor getting people excited about classical music:
It is no accident that the mood of an entire tanda is the same even to the point of having the same orchestra from the same year with the same sound and rhythms to the songs (for instance Rodolfo Biagi used to play piano for Anibal Troilo, when Biagi formed his own orchestra the sound of Troilos music changed radically, so you wouldnt want to mix songs with and without Biagis famous rhythms in a Troilo tanda because it would disrupt the flow and connection developed by the milonguero) tango is a complicated dance and there are nights and partners where it takes all 4 similar songs to create a good connection a milonguero depends on this structure to create confidence in his partner.
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