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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

Editor’s welcome – vol.44

May 8, 2017 |

Hello gancho-lovers,

We have always priorities in our lives which we change their orders quite often, at least in my case. But there are some priorities that you can never take out of the list. What about in tango? What … 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

People of tango #14

February 5, 2017 |

Magda Skawińska (Warsaw)

What is so magical for you about tango?

“I would say honesty and courage it demands. For me these two are the most magical and at the same time the most difficult things in tango. In … Read More

Why leading and following actually work

February 5, 2017 | 1

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

Editor’s welcome – vol. 43

February 5, 2017 |

Dear gancho-lovers,

We have celebrated Christmas, welcomed the New Year. We enjoyed holidays, Christmas dinners, we ate a lot, digested, fought with flu or viruses and now it is time for the days to become longer and brighter, to look … 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

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