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Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Article, Beginning, Concepts, Visualization | 0 comments

Imagery and the internal flow of movement in Argentine tango.

Imagery and the internal flow of movement in Argentine tango.

The flow of movement between partners can appear magical.

Every week in TangoLab, we start class with some exercise to create awareness of our partners through the embrace. Our goal is to encourage dancers to create and sense movement in response to one another. Beginners, even those that come from other dance backgrounds, are always amazed at how this internal flow of movement works to create a conversation between partners. When done very subtly, it can be difficult to see any flow of movement, yet we are speaking volumes, and responding to one another. It might seem like magic.

The way we think and what we think can either enable us, or hinder us, in our goals to create beautiful dynamic movement.

Explaining what needs to happen to internalize the flow of movement is difficult, however, which is why it is so important to choose our words and imagery carefully. There are many phrases and words that are commonly and casually used when teaching or learning Argentine tango.  In our teaching, we have discarded many of them because they are vague or have multiple meanings. It is a careful practice to put these things away, not use them, and find a thorough and meaningful replacement when needed.

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More about what and how we think about the process of learning and teaching Argentine…

More about what and how we think about the process of learning and teaching Argentine tango

Susannah and I have spent a lot of time thinking very critically about what we have been taught, and common ways of teaching Argentine tango. Here is another article explaining our process and thoughts.

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A reflection on learning and teaching Argentine tango – TangoBreath
Eric and I reflect on the roles of learning and teaching and our philosophy of building awareness of our tango kinesthesia.

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More about what and how we think about the process of learning and teaching  Argentine…

More about what and how we think about the process of learning and teaching Argentine…

More about what and how we think about the process of learning and teaching Argentine tango

Susannah and I have spent a lot of time thinking very critically about what we have been taught, and common ways of teaching Argentine tango. Here is another article explaining our process and thoughts.

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A reflection on learning and teaching Argentine tango – TangoBreath
Eric and I reflect on the roles of learning and teaching and our philosophy of building awareness of our tango kinesthesia.

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