Argentine Tango dancing with Miranda: Final review for intermediate class in San Francisco

A language is a tool of communication.

Its appearance led to improving the means of transmitting information between humans, making it possible to create the civilization we live in.
 
Languages are a framework that makes us free and subjected at the same time.
Languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin or Arabic are also nests in which our culture nurtures us, giving us a framework that makes us free and subjected at the same time.
 
Free, because with languages we are able to move through the hallways of our cultures, developing our lives in accordance with its norms and demands, obtaining the benefits of its riches.
 
Subjected, because these hallways are narrow, and we must comply with expectations that our societies impose on us, through the demands of our families, the requirements of our educators, and the dreams and hopes that seem to belong to us, but often are the result of how, in the way we were raised, we were conditioned.
 
Let’s imagine a time before the appearance of language as we know it today, when we did not receive it from innumerable previous generations, when we were creating it, being the artists of our languages.
 
If you've ever written poetry, perhaps you got a glimpse of that experience.
 
If you've ever written poetry, perhaps you got a glimpse of that experience.
Still, in these cases (a language being created, a poet producing a verse) the words are byproducts of a process that is the experience of creativity itself. Words are expelled out of our selves, never to return as we delivered them, becoming nodes in a web that tie us to others in cultures, societies and civilizations.
 
Let’s go, then, farther and deeper in this process: we draw, we paint, we dye our hands and decorate the walls of caves. Our creativity transcends the eras.
 
Beyond that, are our bodies. They dance, sing and make music.
 
Beyond that, are our bodies. They dance, sing and make music.
In the XIII century, a particular language was created to translate music to a visual media. Since then we have been able to read music. This is limited: for instance, you may read a tango song from a music sheet, but it won’t really sound like Tango if you had never listened to D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Troilo or Pugliese (to mention a few orchestras).
 
In the late 1800s the phonograph was invented, and improved by many times until today's ubiquity of music, and its quality’s decay.
 
Following the phonograph, we soon were able to also record and reproduce images of our living bodies and movements, our environments and the fine details of our existence through photography and videography. 
 
We have everything!
Now you have the ability to search for and watch videos of any kind of dance, accessible on your personal screen. We have everything! 
 

… except the direct presence of a living human being that we trust unconditionally.

That is Tango.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to learn to dance Tango, you can:


Argentine Tango private lesson with Marcelo Solis

Private lessons

Are the way to learn Argentine Tango
  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

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