Yanina Erramouspe & Leo Ortiz – ‘Siete Palabras’
One of the challenges of deciding to learn tango is overcoming what you think it should be.
The man leads, the woman follows.
The man dominates, the woman submits.
It’s just like that tango show I saw.
One of the challenges when learning tango is overcoming what you think it should be.
It has to be the step that we see.
The steps are to be copied.
The steps are to be perfect.
The thing is that the steps are simple. It is really making them together that is the hard bit. The things that you may not notice whilst looking at the steps. The waiting, the breathing, the pausing. Timing. A flourish that seems effortless in it simplicity because it has been crafted. The walk that has been walked so much it looks easy. The consistent work that has been done to shape the dance. Watch the video again, I have. Many times.
This came up on my feed and it was delightful. Easy to watch and say that they’re not doing much. But they’re doing so much and that’s the lasting impression.