Tango Immigrant on 030tango
I'm an immigrant to a country called Tango, and this is my travel journal. As is the case with most journeys: things may have been seen by others before, but not by all. I hope you'll see something new on these pages.
Follower friend: “I LOVE twisting.” Some time ago, I went to an event and got a girl crush. You know, like when you were ten and there was a new girl in school who was almost twelve and who was super pretty and seemed super nice and super fun and had the ...view
Some time ago, I wrote this post about “Mickey Mousing” on my blog (recently reposted here on 030tango). Mickey Mousing is a term that was coined to mean dancing to match the music, but in a superficial and automatised way. When I first wrote that post, I ...view
“I’ve never gotten the hang of this cabeceo thing.” “Cabeceo doesn’t work.” Many tango dancers will recognise these statements. If you're already using the cabeceo, you know that it doesn't always work out and that it sometimes can lead to strange and ...view
"Some people just want to show off - you know, like 'look how musical I am!' Why can't we just be in the music?" *** In cartoons, typically old Disney movies, sound effects are often used to enhance movement; for instance a downwards glissando sound ...view
Statement from tango dancer: "I like to dance tango, but I don't like the music." *** The music has always been the number one reason why I dance tango. In the beginning, I just lost myself in it, but as I got to know the music better, my main focus ...view
"The criticism of tango performances not being close enough to an idea of what 'social tango' should be, is a bit silly to me. It's a performance - dance is about connecting to music AND to the space. The space of a performance will influence the dance. Cr...view