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Dances of the world : Argentine Tango

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Dancing is the ultimate art of expression of the spirit of life. Every part of the world has a unique set of dances that set it apart yet find some similarities somewhere. And that’s what is the strength of the creative art of movements, in the interconnects of community, culture , history, traditions as well as a reflection of the expression of changing times in the Dance Connection, and that is what beautiful about ‘Dance’ itself.

On the occasion of International Tango Day on 11 th December…

As a Celebration of Tango Dancers across the world …Sharing a few verses on Tango with a beautiful Tango Watch “Andrea Vighi y Chiara Benati – Milonga para as Missoes”

Tango

Born in the dark alleys of Argentina

The stark truth emerges of murky beginnings in the 18th century

Frequented mostly by slaves, immigrants in the ports of Buneos Aires and even Uruguay.

There were even bans on many of these tango musical gatherings.

The dance form began with countless influences of European and native culture.

Watch

Argentine Tango is both energetic and enigmatic

It has the strength and soul to show.

Equally exotic and evocative

Intriguing and beguiling

The lead and follow is beyond genders

For connection is beyond the physicality

For beside the passion play plain to see,

There is something quite alluring & attractive in the movements.

Two people apparently moving as one

The footwork entices and enthralls

The feet move with a mind all their own

But articulating a drama through the feet.

Watch

Slow, steady or sharp and staccato movements

Each pair of feet, teasing the other

Challenging into a seemingly deadly duel of the feet.

Hitting all the right notes

Never missing a beat

Never stepping unto another

Except for a flip a dip or a show stopping lift thrown in.

If you want to see the drama of life and living,

Watch the synergy of energy playing

In a soulful yet spirited tango of two dancers.

There is rivetting romance,

Yet strikingly serious and sombre in notion.

Depths of emotion & unbridled passion

Emanating in an artistry of motion.

Today there are so many versions of the Tango

Off shoots and diverse cultural interpretations.

That created new interpretations of the way the dance is danced.

In hold, in form, in stance and in steps. That it’s almost untraceable.

Tango today is alluring as ever with dark days remaining just a history.

Yet retaining the mystery and appeal, Captivating with its intensity.

The connects so rooted in the embrace and hold, that makes the fancy footwork so effortless.

Tango truly speaks eloquently more than ever before…

Savvy Raj

Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

7 thoughts on “Dances of the world : Argentine Tango

  1. Very Nice!
    Thanks
    For Sharing😁

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dance is a partner in expression
    When approached by intrepidness
    You tremble in need of pleasing
    As dance embraces your heart

    And then the love begins
    Two dance as one expression
    You meld by the fire within
    You and expression of movement

    To please only the dance
    You move on emotion filled pleasure
    Dance for your own enjoyment
    Become one

    As worship hoping to please
    Practice to get it right
    as success reigns
    You share with others… 31Lloyd

    This was most enjoyable Savvy Raj

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  3. so much soul and life in dancing! ❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏

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