The Tango Room
ART by Michael Falk. Visit www.michaelfalkart.com
Do you find it difficult to create time for togetherness?
The pressures and stresses on parents raising a family today, can create loss of togetherness, love and intimacy. When couples first meet, they share time to create connection, sharing their feelings, hopes and dreams.
The reasons for sharing a life together gets lost within the stress of parenting children, time consuming jobs and the general day to day stress of life. Couples rarely get alone time and can come to a place where they no longer feel their partner is on the same page. They lose touch with the essence of their love and the opportunity for deep heartfelt intimacy seems to have disappeared and is often difficult to know how to recover their past closeness.
Argentine Tango, gives couples the opportunity to connect once again. What better way to spend time together, than through learning a new physical language which, its very nature is the Dance of Connection.
Because of its improvised form, Argentine tango is a sensing experience of leading and following. Within this experience, each person embarks on learning a technique of silent listening. It is a dance for the Now moment. At every moment, each person gives complete attention to each other, creating in the space between them, their connection.
Firstly the leader invites the follower into the embrace where a connection is made through both listening and responding to the music. The leader then senses his partner’s readiness to dance. For each step he initiates, he listens for and senses his partner has completed her action. This is done before he progresses to the next movement, step and direction.
The follower waits and listens to sense the direction and timing of each step and by maintaining a strong frame, they appear to step together in unison. Both parties experience what is known as whole brain activity. Both leader and follower rapidly switch between their right brains sensing and receiving, to their left brains intellect and action of each movement.
Putting aside time in a busy life to learn Argentine Tango has many added health benefits. Core strength is built, through a refined walk and the holding of the upper body. The required holding and movement torsion creates an improved mind body awareness and coordination. An improved walk and bearing adds confidence to an individual’s musculature and overall appearance.