Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Lead :: Tango Quotes, Tango Sayings

From Steve Brown (Dallas) on Tango-L, on a woman telling him about her dance with Pablo Veron....

"It's not so much that he led me, but more like he willed my movements..."

2 comments:

La Bruja said...

YES! this is exactly what happens (and what the woman feels) when she's dancing with a really good to 'you're a tango God'-level dancer...
actually my boyfriend told me that dancing with Geraldine Rojas felt something like this, only from the other point of view. I'm quoting him 'I only had to breathe an ocho and she had her leg already around me :)'

Alex said...

I had this experience with Gabriela Fernandez, a teacher from BsAs. We were dancing together to several songs and she would stop and tweak me. Do this, don't do that. She was trying to make my lead more subtle, tending towards imperceptible. Then we would dance more. Tweakage in real time.

This was a breakthrough for me in my tango, an epiphany, a defining moment that I will never forget.

For in those moments, I felt like I was dancing with a butterfly.