Recently, I found someone else who does Push Hands and dances tango and was reassured that the similarities I felt were not just in my imagination. Since then I've been trying to focus on what it is specifically that brings such a strong recollection of PH hands to tango for me.
During push hands and tango when you're in that moment (I only catch glimpses of it right now. Hopefully soon it will be more than a second or two) there's a sensation of almost floating, flying, yet still supported, held.
Connected and yet dispersed.
The moved and the movement.
Like light, a wave and a particle at the same time.