TANGO MEETS SALSA Juli 2021
Problems playing the music, raised a spirit of teamwork.
After the second soundbox broke down, we were able to continue dancing to spontaneous live music using instruments and vocals brought in by Vincent.
Also, most of us were present from the start so we could start meeting/dancing right away.
Being present from the start and everyone dancing with everyone, I think is the foundation we need to build a community,
big enough that there will always be enough people to dance with.
A community that everyone wants to be a member of.
The alternative, showing up later, to see if it's already worth while, has so far caused all initiatives to fail.
This commitment is, in my opinion, necessary for a new concept independent of a leader/authority.
No more teacher or advanced student who has to teach you steps, so that you can eventually walk the same steps together.
If you invite that teacher, or anyone else, to move to music together,
steps start to exist by themselves.
If you move and I let your movement, move my legs as well, by connecting to your upper body, we literally form 1 body on 4 legs.
Of course that can also be done the other way around if I lead you.
This way we can dance with each other right from the start and we all develop our own style.
Also, if a leader, wants to learn more moves faster or if a follower want to learn more about the essentials of connecting, we can also meet up to practice that into detail.
Also that is possible at no cost.
Because it is now clearer than ever that we are oppressed by our education system of (dance) lessons that teaches us to dance to the tune of those in power if we dutifully follow the directions.
Higher education teaches to adopt and pass on instructions, based on information from (government) approved sources.
Lower education teaches to follow instructions, based on information from (government) approved sources.
Both learn to take responsibility for only that which can be transferred to the source.
Nobody needs to know where these sources base their knowledge on.
I think, the more people can agree to this way of learning, the more likely they are now, in full confidence, to be vaccinated.
This is probably the reason that especially people who have always resisted authority and hierarchy, already realized from the beginning, that the regulations surrounding this so-called pandemic are wrong.
To me this seems like a unique moment in history to see, how easily humanity can voluntarily surrender itself to the power of a handful of executors of this system.
However, if we start dancing tango, we not only fulfil our need for social contact and movement, but we also immediately free ourselves from the rules, instructions and other demands that we are used to, and we develop our independent thinking and consciousness.
Because tango nuevo is the only dance that allows you to form 1 body on 4 legs on an equal level.
Not by walking steps together, while one leads, but because one makes the body movement of the other, flow down to her toes, enabling the other to move her legs as well.
On an equal level because 1 takes responsibility for connection and transfer of movement, while the other takes responsibility for creating this movement, in harmony with the partner, the music and the other dancers.
Everyone can invite each other and no one has to wait for an official arrangement.
By simply moving to music together, everyone develops their own style, learning from each other, which role suits us best, and automatically, a vocabulary of movements with which we can communicate, will arise.
You don't believe it can be that simple?
Give it a try!
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