[Tango-L] FW: women as leader

'Mash mashdot at toshine.net
Fri Feb 29 07:20:19 EST 2008

On 2008-02-28 19:13-0800, Mario wrote:
> OK...as a Tango newbie but one with great interest in the sensuality
>   of the dance.
>   Here is where I want to cast my vote.
>   If the follower is dreaming and the leader is leading...
>   who cares if the leader is male or female???
>   What has that to do with anything?????
>   Two women dancing with the leader leading
>   and the follower with eyes closed dreaming...
>   bring it on and if it is two woman.....
>   Mehor!!! great!!!!
>   This may be what makes TANGO the Universal Dance!! 
>   What could be more sensual???
>   Must we be always limited to;  ...how many men are available?
>   and ...How many men can ...'get it'...??
>   More women dancing lead is the way of the future..
>   Less wars less everything that screws up the human situation.
>   Bring on the Tango,  the embrace and the trance of the perfect dance...

I think the whole reason couple dances are so incredible, wonderful and mysterious at times is that they include a man and a women. 
(I could talk about this subject for days but I will spare you.)

All I say is that there is a reason that there is so much tension and passion between male and female and that is why when these two different yet equal people come together, work together and dance together it is incredible and a whole lot more is going on then just Tango movements. 

In the world of Tango if someone has been given a role, be it leader or follower then one should do that to the best of their ability and for the enrichment and support of the other person. These roles are not inferior to each other but have a purpose and have been assigned because, and I am not ashamed to say it, to the parties I believe are better suited and bring out the best in the role.

A terribly rough metaphor has just come to me but I am going to mention it anyway... 

A screwdriver is used to screw in a screw, a hammer is used to hammer in a nail, both very different tools performing different actions for the same result. You cannot argue about which is better or worse, both have roles and perform within the boundaries of how and what they do best. 

Try hammering in a screw or using a screwdriver on a nail.

Well it made me think anyway. 


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