Tango my Life, May 9, 2023
A few days ago I watched a video of Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra’s tango performance, and it reminded me of what it truly means to be an artist. As a dancer, one has the ability to create a masterpiece through their performance by expressing emotions and conveying a message to their audience. The way Horacio and Cecilia danced resonated with me and my tango friends, and we all agreed that their musical interpretation was excellent and gave us tremendous pleasure watching them.
It made me realize that we live in a world of YouTube culture, where we are constantly bombarded with countless dance performances on social media. However, many of these performances are only focused on impressing us with technique, appearance, and dramatic facial expressions, rather than actually evoking emotions or connecting with the music.
Whereas performances like the one by Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra, music is everything. I can feel the music through their movements, and my heart resonates with theirs, producing pleasant feelings while watching them.
Watching Horacio and Cecilia dance made me realize that their ability to embody the music in their dance stems from not only practicing but also having a deep understanding and familiarity with the music. It's clear that they have been exposed to tango music for many years, and this has allowed them to internalize the music and dance with such passion and fluidity.
To dance like them, we have to catch up by dedicating more effort to listening to tango music and understanding its nuances. The more we listen, the more we can feel the music in our bodies and translate it into our movements.
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