“You spend many years learning technique, learning to do everything well, everything perfectly…
But afterwards, when you do everything perfectly, you have to become less perfect, you have to ‘mess up’ your style. You have to give it your own personal touch.
That’s when your tango becomes your own, the tango that you feel like a fist in your stomach, something that rips you from the inside, that makes you cry…There are tangos that make me cry. And for that, how long does it take? A year? Two? Ten? Many years. For some people it takes a lifetime.”
From ‘I Wanted to Dance – Carlos Gavito: Life, Passion and Tango’ by Ricardo Plazaola