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Dancing to… Lejos de ti

May 8, 2017 | 1

Dear gancho readers,

No tango can be danced same twice…

In these series, we select a song and share with you few videos of performances on it by different dancers.

In the heart of spring and vals is the chosen … Read More

My “Critical Value” in Tango

May 8, 2017 |

With me it’s simple – if there’s feeling, I’m the happiest girl in the ronda. But it’s a two-way street and everything depends on how vulnerable I allow myself to be at any given time.

Some time ago (about 4 … Read More

One Twenty

May 8, 2017 |

It all started as a curiosity and it ended up like a nice experiment! I am a heavy tango “consumer” and watching  tango related movies, performances is part of my daily routines. Recently I came across this performance on Osvaldo … Read More

Tango. Priorities. (Gran valores del Tango)

May 8, 2017 | 2

Tango is a social dance so everybody dance with everybody.  “Intermediate” dancers dance with “intermediate”, “advanced” – with “advanced”.

Recently a friend of mine has written a big post about who is supposed dance with whom but doesn’t  and in … Read More

YOU NEED TO GET YOUR TANGO PRIORITIES STRAIGHT…#1: EMBELLISHMENTS!

May 8, 2017 |

A friend and student recently told me this: “I want to change my Tango priorities. Maybe do some work on embellishments.I would like to focus more around the dance itself instead of myself IN the dance.”

Hey hey… I know… … Read More

Dancing to… Que Dios te ayude

February 5, 2017 |

Dear gancho readers,

No tango can be danced same twice…

In these series, we select a song and share with you few videos of performances on it by different dancers.

All of them so beautiful, yet so different!

This time … Read More

The Art of a Follower

February 5, 2017 |

To all dear Tangueras! Have you been to a milonga and caught yourself thinking: “I don’t, I feel bored” or “You know, it is the energy in the milonga” or “It really depends on who is going” or “After dancing … Read More

Why do we love tango?

February 5, 2017 |

I started with tango because of a girl; but I started to love tango because I found in it something that I could not find in any other activity. For me it was a non-verbal way to express what I … Read More

When does tango end?

February 5, 2017 |

Looking through some old tango notes I found one from March 2014. It was about me noticing a change in my embrace. So I took the note and put some new thoughts in it.

‘Two days ago I had … Read More

Why leading and following actually work

February 5, 2017 |

Did you ever ask yourself how it is possible for two people to coordinate their movements to tango music so precisely as to practically become one constantly shape-shifting entity? Have you ever watched a particularly skillful tango performance and been … Read More

Dancing to Sueño Azul

December 1, 2016 |

Dear gancho readers,

No tango can be danced same twice…

We want to start a new series in gancho: “Dancing to…” In these series, we will select a song and share with you few videos of performances to the same song … Read More

There is something you need to know about the musicality of tango

December 1, 2016 |

A good sense of musicality is essential for every dancer. Especially if you are a tanguero as the music is much more complex, varied and colorful.

Could musicality be improved?

Absolutely! Not only can it be improved, but it shouldRead More

Odd-even embrace

December 1, 2016 |

As tango dancers we have gotten used to the idea that the tango waltz is played in sequences of three beats (as a bar of TW is divided into three equal parts, the first one being stressed).  And yet we … Read More

New tango albums by Edition 46

December 1, 2016 |

I had the chance to listen the new two CDs from music label Edition 46. Let me share with you in case you are looking for a Christmas gift to tango-music lover.

 

SILUETA PORTEÑA

The tango sextet faux … Read More

Tango traveler’s guide

December 1, 2016 | 1

As we say goodbye to the old year we are faced towards the one that is yet to come; we try to figure out which tango events we should include in our calendar. What I refer to is we all … Read More

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