When I was studying theatre, one of our teachers always make us do gruelling physical exercise before working on a scene.
We arrived on stage so exhausted that it was sometimes difficult to simply stand up and speak.
We’d stand in front all of the other actors…. sweating, shaking from the intense effort, holding our monologues on a sheet of paper…
And didn’t even have the time to think about the emotions we wanted to portray before getting into character.
And, often, the results were breathtaking: moments of grace with simple, raw acting coming from the heart.
The teacher said that the physical challenge brought us back to our bodies and forced us to be in the present.
We find that the same happens with tango dancing.
Sometimes, taking it a notch further than what you are used to changes how you approach the dancing, and makes you more connected with your body and with your partner.
This is what we invite you to explore with us today.
In this week’s video lesson, we’re teaching you a fun movement that combines a turn with some enrosque decorations for the leader.
It requires great control of the posture and the embrace by both dancers, so it’s a fun challenge to add to your tango practice!
Don’t worry though: we break down the movement and you will see that it is actually easier than it looks.
Click on this week’s video to learn:
- How to combine a lapiz turn with an enrosque so you have more possibilities for the melodic moments of the music
- When in the turn to add a lapiz so you keep your connection with your partner
- 2 important technique elements for followers in order to make all circular movements work
We hope it helps.
Thank you so much for watching.
Keep learning, and keep sharing your dancing, because the world of tango needs your embrace
Pablo & Anne