[Tango-L] Posting & open discussion on Tango-L

meaning of life kushi_bushi at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 22 18:06:16 EST 2008


sadly, you are for the most part correct. BUT.......there are a few rays of hope on this board who will chime in and pm with "rational" discussion about dancing.

cracks me up, the same guys who beat the "only close", "only as in BsAs", "only to tango music", "no big moves" drums are the same ones who say you should "feel the music" and "feel the dance"........ HELLOOOOOOOOOOO

personally, i don't care what people call their dance, if it is fun, and respectful, and in the line of dance, dance on........

our local "tango" group was willing to essentially disband instead of "allowing" the nuevo or alternative music dancers dance.

The Tangonista
Sponsered by P.E.T.A. (People Expressing Tango Attitude)
NOTICE - no cats were injured in the making of our music

> From: thorn-inside at hotmail.com
> To: tango-l at mit.edu
> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 14:05:01 -0700
> Subject: [Tango-L] Posting & open discussion on Tango-L
> It appears to me that there is a strongly held opinion among many on this
> list that tango music from the golden age is the only acceptable dance
> music, and that "milonguero" style is the only acceptable social dance
> style, and that any other style of either music or dance is not tango.
> Furthermore, it would appear that quite a number also have the opinion that
> until one has listened to tango music and exclusively walked and danced
> ocho's for a year, or some other long period of time, they are not capable
> or even worthy of learning anything else. Finally, since the close embrace
> "social" vocabulary is not large and excludes many of the otherwise possible
> ganchos, boleos, secadas, colgadas, etc..., even talking about those
> elements is apriori evidence that one is not talking about tango.
> Question - Is my impression correct? Since nuevo dancers appear not to be
> considered tango dancers, are they as unwelcome as it might appear? It
> seems that having an open discussion about anything but BaAs milongas &
> milongueros, or perhaps about how to execute the perfect left turn, is
> doomed to degenerate into a discussion of what is and is not tango and, by
> implication, what is and is not acceptable for discussion on this list. Is
> this so?
> regards,
> David Thorn
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