It takes two to tango. People said that a lot of time and boy are they right. Tango is not as easy as it looks like. Tried to learn that but quit in the middle (that actually because a bit bored ;p). When I saw Tango for the very first time, I was blown away. Never have seen such dance and dancer like that. Passionate, full of energy and the chemistry between the dancers is what really shivers me.
After the magnificent scene, I decided to take course about Tango. Then I found out that it’s not as easy as its seen. I was following my trainer and did everything he asked. Then he passed me over to another newbie student. After several conversations I found out that he took Tango just to pleased his girl friend. I asked him, why didn’t his girl friend took the course as well? He simply said, ‘I want to surprise her’. I was stunned for a while and smiled. I was literally encourage him to finish this course.
My new ‘friend’ and I were dancing as tutored. After several times of being partnered, seperated and partnered again and seperated again, I realized that there’s something wrong with our dance. It didn’t have the same feeling like I had when I watched Tango for the very first time. Luckily my ‘new’ friend also felt the same way. We talked it over and tried it again. And again. And again. And again. And again.
One day on our usual class, my tutor said something that finally made me understand about Tango. Feel your partner. Understand your partner. Trust your self to your partner. My ‘new’ friend and I stopped dancing and looked to one another. Somehow from that moment on, I knew that I had enough step to do Tango. But will never dances as beautiful as it should be danced.
On my way home, I can’t stop thinking about my tutor and his words. Basically Tango is a language between the dancers. Tango speaks their minds. Tango feels their feeling. Tango express their passions. Tango shows their rage and sorrow. Tango makes them cry and smiles. May not be harmonized them, but truly able to dance it away. Beautifully. Untill the end.
August 6, 2009