Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

Marcelo Solis Argentine Tango Finale

You sense something is missing. 

You are missing something you cannot define. You may be already trying different ways to solve this problem. For instance: traveling, shopping, going out for drinks after work, etc. having all this actions the common characteristic of not leaving any fulfilling outcome, only things like photos of you looking silly in front of landmarks, lots of garbage that you don’t find place for, and a head ache next morning…
 
Things that are fulfilling include: writing poetry, playing music, practicing a martial art, anything that is goal directed to make you improve as a responsible, kind, aware and fully alive human being. 
 
What is the goal of traveling to all the touristic places in offer and all other typical “things to do”, and buy and/or consume? 
 
It is one more accumulative strategy to give an answer to that sense of missing something with things that are expected to fill up that empty space, which will never do, since things by itself do not produce any sense of creative growth, of improvement, of an exploration of the self that allows a prospect of harnessing one's potentials, developing and integrating them in a whole, taking them into the direction where its full blossoming is achievable. 
A sense of thriving.
Although traveling seems not to be an objet of accumulation filling up our garages, and that is why it is one of the main choices today to have a sense of engagement with the present instant, similar to dancing, you are actually not committing to anything that last, so the fulfillment of tourist travel always requires of more traveling to more places you’ll soon forget, in order to keep you satisfied.
 
New marketing techniques try to repackage and rebrand these strategies of filling up this sense of missing something with things that do not need space in our garages and storage rooms. They are calling it “experiences”.
 
The responses from unaware naive costumers is the consumption of experiences, with the same empty outcome.
 
You sooner or later will realize that an “experience” needs to be meaningful if it going to worth anything to you.
 
Playing music, writing poetry, painting, -if done not as a mere distraction, but goal directed to realize one's potentials, improving life for oneself and all others around you- are similar enterprises. However, dancing Tango requires the training and improvement of your whole self, your body as well as your emotional and intelectual capabilities, exercising yourself in the ability of being fully engaged and ready to give good answers to your present moment anytime, all the time. 
 
Furthermore, Tango, being a social dance, allows you the exploration of yourself in the world with others, not only of yourself in solitude, as writing or painting do. 
 
Playing music is social, but does not requires to discipline your whole body in the way that dancing Tango does.
 
The sense of thriving that Tango provides makes you come to realize that pleasure does not heave to be superficial.

Is the result of the efforts and vision: Nestor Pellicciaro and Marcelo Solis, who agreed to create an institution dedicated to preserve and promote the Tango. In ETBA we understand that Tango is more than one type of music or dance style. The Tango is a cultural expression that emerges in the late nineteenth century in the socially and economically marginalized areas of the Rio de la Plata. As cultural expression Tango is a living entity, which is expressed and developed in the milonga. At its peak, known as the golden era (1920-1955), the Tango had already crossed borders and captivated the dance halls of the great cities of the world, but certainly is in Buenos Aires where tango is expressed and develops more fully.

Socio-political circumstances in the fifties, fragmented the development of theTango, the milongas were disappearing and again Tango was marginalized to a corner of society. In the sixties and seventies the suppression of the milongas, hindered the intergenerational development of the Tango. The Tango, however, remained rooted in memory and soul of the “el Río de la Plata” and the Tango began to reemerge after a dark culturally period, but at a cost in his speech because to the pause.

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