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Inner Game of Tango

It seems that beyond a certain point, our development in tango stalls unless we take a look inside, at things that are preventing us from realising our full potential. One fundamental obstacle is described in the classic book Inner Game … Continue reading

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On Internet Advice

I am, again, at crossroads with this blog. On one hand, I like sharing what I have learned, so the journey to learn to dance would be easier for others. On the other hand, I am deeply frustrated and disillusioned about … Continue reading

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World of Possibilities

When stuck in the discussions about who should be dancing with whom, we are engaged in a world of competition and scarcity. This is a downwards spiral, where the driving force is money, wealth and power. Even if we “win”, … Continue reading

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Who Should Dance With Whom?

There is discussion about tango that repeats itself in the internet. It goes something like this, although typically not as bluntly and directly: A: Dancer X did not dance with me in milonga last night! Who does she think she … Continue reading

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On Cabeceo

Love at first sight: The classical conception of love’s arrows were elaborated upon by the Provençal troubadour poets of southern France in the eleventh and twelfth centuries and became part of the European courtly love tradition. In particular, a glimpse of the woman’s eyes was … Continue reading

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On Fragility

What is the opposite of fragile? The common answer is: robust. If I ship a fragile package, for example one containing glass, I believe it will not be able to withstand even a single strong hit without breaking down. I … Continue reading

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Tango theory of mind

There is a “tango theory of mind” that many tango dancers seem to subscribe to. According to this theory, leader listens to the music, thinks what figure combinations fit the next phrase in the music. He then commands his body … Continue reading

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On not being a good dancer

The worst thing you can do to me is to tell me that I am a good dancer. I know your intention is good, so there is no need for you to blame yourself. But it is just not useful. … Continue reading

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Freedom in movement

It seems like magic when one observes a school of fish changing direction. The change happens in an instant. When participating in an aerobics class, sometimes the instructor verbally instructs the the class to go to one direction while she … Continue reading

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On Boundaries

In previous post I wrote about mistakes, and how they can be a source of creativity, as well as touched lightly on the subject of boundaries. Another source of creativity in improvisation theatre is to create artificial boundaries for yourself. … Continue reading

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