Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shades of gray

I think I need to stop trying to see things in such absolute terms and simply accept the fact that sometimes, in some places, with some partners, I enjoy things that, under other circumstances,* I do not like. I believe this is called being human?

(I feel sorry for anyone trying to guess what I might be open to on any given night, though.)

* That is, the vast majority of the time. In order to be happy trying nuevo/stagy dancing, I have to be in a particularly good, adventurous, confident mood; in a place where I will not be a danger or an annoyance to other couples, or generally clash with the atmosphere of the milonga; and only with certain very good leaders (otherwise I have no idea what I'm supposed to do). The stars do not align this way very often, and I'm mostly happiest with my usual discreet, classic, musical milonguero style.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

La Maestra

She modestly disparages her English-speaking abilities (unnecessarily; she communicates clearly and vividly), yet she is able to give some important pieces of advice that even rhyme:

"Tango is an invitation, not an obligation."

"Vals: More rotation, less transportation."