Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Not Our Gourd of Mate

We love the simplicity of Tango and it’s hidden complexity (often mistakenly referred to as “boring”).  What we don’t like are those that turn Tango into a visible show of  “funky” moves and gimmicks (often mistakenly referred to as “unique”).  It often seems as though the Tango public is never happy with “boring” Tango (i.e., a dance which includes a lot of walking and basic – although not necessarily simple – steps).

We’ve read many blogs that praise this couple.  We’ve read how they are so “creative”, “fun”,  and “unique”.   Why can’t Tango be accepted the way it is – as a dance of the people and as a culture expressed in the context of a social dance?