Category: Social

Posts dealing with social aspects fo Tango


  • 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 thinks of himself as unworthy…

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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 emotions. In one of the…

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  • Tango is dead

    Tango is dead

    It’s all about the language again. Yes. If we see Tango as a language, together with all the characteristics we use to describe its functions we should also examine its historical evolution. In particular if tango (as a language) is still alive or dead. Languages can die when the population that uses them is either…

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  • Perpetual beginners and useless teachers

    Perpetual beginners and useless teachers

    In one of my previous posts about the lost beginners, a reader of the blog shared it with a phrase he remembers his teacher telling him. “This is a perpetual beginner…” he said. The discussion that followed was a very interesting and enlightening one and it went in the direction of whose fault and responsibility…

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  • Apples, oranges and human brains

    Apples, oranges and human brains

    The training required for a human brain to recognize the pattern of an orange, apple, or any other object for that matter is really minimal. Sometimes you don’t even need the visual stimuli but only a verbal description of the object can be enough to train your brain to identify those objects. But this pattern…

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