I couldn't have said it better myself . . .

From Eugene Grigoryev's "What is Tango"

"The social aspect of milonga is fascinating. It holds anticipation, surprise, heavenly music, moments of contact and separation. The challenge and satisfaction of rhythmically moving in unison with another person is what lures us to Tango. The experience is both physical and surreal. In three minutes of a song, you can experience a rollercoaster of emotions, but you will not experience them alone. For those three minutes there will be a person embracing you, sharing what they are feeling with you… all without a single word being spoken… pure, raw emotions expressed through motion.”

3 comments:

Panayiotis said...

Lovely. Just lovely. :)

You should start a Tango website called www.whatistango.com and just put up quotes and inspirational pieces related to the dance.

Sort of like a Twitter but just for Tango.

Eduardo Castro said...

I agree with Panayiotis Mari. Your insights and posts about tango incite me to be a better tango dancer. This is happening not only by learning the steps and the music, but the ‘quotes and inspirational pieces that you share’ feed the obsession that is gradually becoming my lifestyle: A milonguero (a person whose life revolves around dancing tango and the philosophy of tango.-from Wikipedia)

Mari said...

thanks for the ideas and the encouragment. We'll see what the future holds for my tango and my writing. :)