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  • Precision, recall and musicality

    Precision, recall and musicality

    Frequently, in discussions with friends, they tell me that they like such and such dancers because they find them very musical. When I ask for more details on why they think so, they have a very hard time explaining what exactly it is that they…

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  • Data, distance and biases

    Data, distance and biases

    You can ask the participants of an event how was the event and you will possibly get a big spectrum of answers from amazing to awful! Why does this happen? Because we all have our own experiences and expectations. Some get to dance more than others… some get to enjoy…

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  • Guilts, ships and life routes

    Guilts, ships and life routes

    Yes… I am guilty as charged. In my post, a couple of weeks ago about the “high stool” problem, I received some very interesting comments. In one of them, a reader commented that I was trying to invent a clever mechanism to get people on their guilt trip. I understand…

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  • True leaders

    True leaders

    My most visited post in 2023 had been triggered by a post of one of the major community leaders in Frankfurt. After a few weeks of my post, I saw a new one from the same person publicly accepting that he went too far in the previous post and that…

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  • The “high stool” problem

    The “high stool” problem

    In my last post, I wrote about the story of Charlemos. What I find really striking in this story is how the man being blind refuses to meet the girl on the other side of the line with the excuse of being blind. To me, this end seems like he…

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  • The biggest barrier to Tango!

    The biggest barrier to Tango!

    The 3rd of December is the International Day for people with disabilities. A few days before that I had posted an article about technique and the obsession that sometimes we have with technique that takes away our focus from the real pleasure of the dance which is the communication of…

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  • Struggling with… noise

    Struggling with… noise

    We had a very interesting conversation last week in the newly founded group about what is musicality. If you haven’t yet joined, do so! I saw so many different responses but amongst them, there was almost always a common pattern. Most people agreed that at some level, musicality means being…

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Top 3 of 2023

  • Tango addicts and dealers

    Tango addicts and dealers

    If we, as dancers, are addicts, this makes the event organizers our “drug” dealers… our Tango-drug dealers. Especially the ones in our local community. They organize events where we can get our dose of Tandas. When there is a market opportunity, for example, an area or a time slot where there is no event some…

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  • Men, sex and Tango

    Men, sex and Tango

    A common misconception as already mentioned is that people who dance Tango, do so because they are trying to find a love partner. Even worse some men might think it’s a nice opportunity to hook up with lots of women and spice up their sex life. I already wrote that these misconceptions often lead to…

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  • Dialog vs fight

    Dialog vs fight

    Tango is also a social dance and being social means that it needs to integrate differences. It includes people from different cultures, backgrounds, nationalities, styles, etc., and brings them all together in its embrace. Its history is full of differences and disagreements between styles, orchestras, generations, etc. Being social means that inevitably there will be…

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