[Tango-L] bad, wrong, Nuevo

ECSEDY Áron aron at milonga.hu
Fri Feb 29 15:07:29 EST 2008

Hello David,

I do not know which category belongs to which "style".

Nuevo dancers don't learn many "steps". However, I had the best 
"connection" lessons (actually, the only person of many who could really 
explain what I wanted to know about it) from a nuevo dancer (Mariana 

Nevertheless, what "traditionals" hold against nuevo is exactly that it 
lacks feeling (which to me sounds like saying modern music has no 
feeling - which is BS). What I see is only the good old generation gap 
or conservatives vs. liberals (democrats vs. republicans etc.) 
opposition, which has very little to do with dancing or tango.


David wrote:
> IMO, another way of describing the two camps, is that some people are much more into the "connection", while other people are more into the "steps".  While I'm still rather new to tango, I have an appreciation for both points of view.  
> The basic issue (as I see it), is that people can teach "steps" in a much quicker amount of time than they can teach "connection" (actually, I'm not sure if anyone knows how to teach it, or if it's something you just have to figure out for yourself).   If you ever have a dance where there is a really good connection, you understand why it is so desireable (as well as why it's inconsistent with some of the nuevo stuff).  That being said, I do like trying some of the "fancier" steps as well. 
> (I just wish I were better at it).
> My two cents,
> David
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>> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 23:12:41 -0500
>> From: Ira Goldstein <eyegee at twcny.rr.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Tango-L] bad, wrong, Nuevo
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>> Hi, Nina--
>> okay... so for you there's good nuevo & bad nuevo, the difference being
>>     "the sex, the embrace, the man-woman thing" ...
>> okay--got it.
>> Thanks!
>> --Ira
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