[Tango-L] Kizomba & Canyengue together at last....

Keith keith at tangohk.com
Tue Feb 5 22:56:36 EST 2008

Recently we had someone recommending scholarly research to separate fact from 
fiction in the origins of Tango and other dances. Sounded good to me. Now we have 
the opposite extreme. Miles can look at 2 very modern 21st century videos of 
Canyengue and Kizomba and recognise their common roots in Tango. Amazing Miles. 
If that came from a 10-year old, it might actually be funny.

Serously though - can we try to be a little more serious when it comes to the origins 
of Tango because, I for one, would certainly like to know. But I don't think looking at 
21st century videos of dancers, who probably know many dances, is going to tell us 
anything. I can dance 13 different dances well enough to teach and a few others I 
just dance for fun. I could certainly combine different elements of each, but would 
that show a common thread? Of course not.

 On Wed Feb  6  7:28 , m i l e s  sent:

>However, to me, the roots of both Canyengue and Kizomba in Tango are  
>clear as day.  And that's what I'm goin with.

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