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Tango Revisited: Reflections on a Página 12 Interview, 05/02/2023

Updated: Oct 5, 2023


Tango Revisited: Reflections on a Página 12 Interview


It's been over a decade since my interview with Juan Bertazza for Página 12, one of the most-read newspapers in Argentina. Over the weekend, I stumbled upon it again and found some valuable insights I'd love to share.


In the interview, I shared how I experienced a Zen moment while dancing tango: "I was so focused that, thanks to the movement of my body, my mind freed itself from all logic, it went to another place. But it cannot be explained with words, you have to live it.”


I also talked about my mentor and best tango friend, Ricardo Vidort, and his philosophy that "tango is –and should be– a feeling."


Enlightenment, in my opinion, is about "feeling things as they are, not measuring them according to the cold or heat that we perceive."


And for those who get too caught up in technique, I advise them to "learn to walk because tango is just a way of walking. As soon as they think about the steps, people lose control of themselves and begin to conceptualize something that they should feel."


If you're interested in reading the full translated text or the original article, I've included the links in the comments. And I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic - share your opinions below!

 

If you’re interested in reading the translated text, you can download it by clicking the link: https://drive.google.com/.../1a2ze4q6f5290DCM7XHl.../view...

You can also read the original article: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/.../radar/9-4612-2008-05-11.html


 

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