CONNECTION AND COMMUNICATION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022
2 – 5PM
FACULTY: MIRANDA LINDELOW
How do we connect and communicate with our bodies in Argentine tango?
The aim of this workshop is to learn, explore and understand how we connect and communicate with and through our bodies in Argentine tango. Argentine tango is characterized by the improvised structure based on connecting with the dance partner, the cadence of the tango music and the other couples on the dance floor, while moving together counterclockwise in a close embrace. Tango is often associated with leading and following. Instead of focusing on leading and following as opposites, we are focusing on the idea of tuning in with each other and moving as one.
The idea starts with a quotation from Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score, “Being in tune with other members of our species […] is enormously rewarding. What begins as the attuned play of mother and child continues with the rhythmicity of a good basketball game, the synchrony of tango dancing, and the harmony of choral singing or playing a piece of jazz or chamber music — all of which foster a deep sense of pleasure and connection.”
MIRANDA LINDELOW is the Librarian at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She discovered tango in 2002, taught tango in Paris from 2008 until 2016, and founded the first LGBTQ Argentine tango group in France. In 2014, 2017 and 2019 Miranda studied tango in Buenos Aires. Since 2017, she teaches weekly classes in the Bay Area. She organizes a bimonthly queer tango event at Café Buenos Aires, Berkeley and focuses on creating spaces for the LGBTQ tango community.