The Foreigner or The Porteño

After a private lesson, our Tango teacher stated how it is a difficult decision to make:  Do you dance with the Porteño/Porteña who is more likely to embody the “feeling” of Tango?  Or do you dance with the foreigner who generally has far better technique?

The “feeling” is beautiful, indescribable, and almost impossible to find outside of Buenos Aires.  However, the “feeling” can only carry the dance so far when it exists within three fixed series of steps (for example).

Technique allows for so much more in the dance.  More creativity, a more elaborate expression of the music, and more freedom to enjoy the dance.

We hope to find, learn, and integrate both the “feeling” and the technique.

About Movement Invites Movement

We are relatively young Argentine Tango dancers and teachers who are married both to each other and the dance. We truly found Tango after making an 8-month Tango pilgrimage to Buenos Aires and we are using this blog to share our thoughts and feelings about our Tango experiences. We are not aspiring authors and our writing skills are questionable, but we write our truth. View all posts by Movement Invites Movement

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