Tango and tradition: Tradition is not the glorification of the ashes but the passing on of the fire (Gustav Mahler)
Primero la musica con su compas y melodia, segundo el sentimiento, tercero la elegancia, por ultimo las figuras. Asì se baila!
First the music with its rhythm and melody, second the emotion, third the elegance, the figures at last. That´s how you dance Tango!
A good teacher makes all the difference (Edie the Salsa Freak)
Dance is Esperanto with your whole body (Fred Astaire)
One step at a time (Milonguero wisdom)
A rose is a rose is a rose. A step is a step is a step
Ritmo! Ritmo! Ritmo! (Eduardo Aquirre)
„In Tango you have to dance the silence. And the violins. Even if there are none.“ (Gerardo Portalea)
„Tango comes from the slums, not from the parquet. If you do not see or feel this anymore, then Tango is dead.“ (Carmen Calderón)
Tango and Freedom: “The bigger part of TaNGO is an NGO” (Wolfgang Sandt)
There are different stiles, but only one Tango
Listen to Nelson Mandela. Don´t be afraid when you dance Tango and in life.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Actually who are we not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us. It is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech 1994
The elegance and grace of your movement you find inside your soul (Pibe Sarandi)
“A good dancer is one who listens to the music… We dance the music not the steps. Anyone who aspires to dance never thinks about what he is going to do. What he cares about is that he follows the music. You see, we are painters. We paint the music with our feet.” – (Carlos Gavito)
Thoughts about Tango, about dancing Tango and whatever you think to be connected with Tango (If you want to tell something about it, come on, don´t hesitate, just send an email!)