When we watch tango dancers, usually we look at the legs. They hook, and twist, and wrap smoothly, and it is the most ‘impressive’ part of a tango show.
But for this short film we wanted to show the connection between the dancers.
You see, Tango, in a social setting, is an improvised dance. None of the dancers know what the next movement will be, there is no ‘routine’, no choreography. We adapt our dancing to our partner, the space available, the music & our mood…
Because of that the dancers need to listen to each other intently. And it gives a completely different quality to the dancing.
To me, it is that focus, that connection, that makes tango beautiful to watch and magical to dance.
This video aims at capturing a bit of that connection. I hope you enjoy it.