About Us: The Tango & I Team
Tango & I is intended to strengthen, enrich, and expand the body of tango social dance knowledge. It’s designed to support and showcase the variety of ideas and information about Argentine tango as an art form. We envision Argentine Tango as a catalyst to deepen generative connections, one huggable dance at a time.
I began my dance life as a young teen in a local ballet company. I earned a degree in modern dance and spent the next decades performing and occasionally teaching modern dance and contact improvisation. Dance has been my passion for over forty decades, but it was in 2013 that I first glimpsed Argentine tango on a street corner in Buenos Aires. I had already seen a big tango performance on stage, but it was these two eighty-year olds holding each other so closely in sync that really inspired me. I thought to myself, "That's what I want...to dance this beautiful dance for the rest of my life." Life events interrupted that thought for a couple of years but the seed was planted. One day I met Sabine Ibes in a contact improvisation class and had a delightful dance with her. When I found out she was a tango teacher, the seed began sprouting. Tango sprouted again when I began performing improvisation with a local choreographer who had also studied tango. He told me to try it because I'd love it. I asked him to send me a video of some good tango and he sent a video of Sabine. That was it. I signed up the next month and have been dancing non-stop since. I love everything about tango. I love leading and following equally for different reasons. I love the deep listening, the silence of a good dance, the way it can feel like a meditation or a moment of stillness even as I'm moving. As my modern career winds down, I am so grateful to have a large learning arc in tango that will keep me moving with just as much passion for dance as I had when I was young. It may even be more because, well, that's tango.
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Megan has been part of the Tango and I team since May 2015, she is on the "tango fast track". Curious what the Fast Track is? ask her about it!
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Avery has been part of the Tango and I team since May 2015, he is on the "tango fast track". Curious what the Fast Track is? ask him about it!