The dance of intimacy is not a clinging onto or a smothering. It is the energy or connection that is created in that dramatic interplay between coming together and separating, between holding on and letting go. It is what happens in the middle when equal time and attention is paid to the drama of letting go and embracing. The back and forth, in and out. From dessert to desert to dessert.
A Quote from Cacho Dante, speaking from the experience of a seasoned tanguero, “Thirty years ago, the tango wasn’t a trapeze act. When guys … didn’t really know how to dance, they did 20 steps; when they knew a bit more, the did 10; and when they really knew what they were doing, they danced five .. but with real quality.” Read More
What kind of feeling does tango evoke for you? There is no outer dance if there is no inner dance. In fact, I have learned that I am physically incapable of dancing if there is no internal resonance to the music and my dance partner. Read More
Can Tango teach us how to play safely in the sandbox? Read More
“If more people danced, I am convinced it would be safe to go back out on the street again.” Making links between tango and the drive-through murders in Toronto this week.
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I am delighted with the experience of community that we have cultivated at Naked Cafe on Monday nights. It has been nurturing, sustaining and healing for me and others as well. As long as we continue to hold each other in a loving embrace, figuratively and literally, it will continue to be so. Read More
At 97, Anna Halprin has more energy, rhythm and flexibility than most of us at half her age. When she says that dance is the key to a healthy life, you listen. Check out the video clip. Read More
This is the last lasting gift of dance, or creating a mandala, or gazing into the eyes of a child or being held in a nurturing embrace. It teaches us to value those precious fleeting moments as the true treasure of a life well-lived. Read More
Ultimately, I want to do more than just dance. I want to create a moment with my partner. For me, dancing should be more than just a dance – it should be an experience that sticks with us… And we never forget dances with amazing connection. Karen Kaye Read More
“The shape of tango is made up of moments: a swift sudden entrance, a sweep of the foot, an advance, a retreat, a halt and a start, a displacement of the hips, and a freeze, as if hanging in air.” Pablo Ziegler 1997 ( grammy award winning, jazz-tango fusion composer) Read More