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Monday, August 5, 2013

Surrender Tango - 16 August Documentary

The next Movie and Milonga night is just around the corner.
16 August
Masonic Hall, 107 Nile St
$15 dancers/ $10 non-dancers

Surrender Tango delves into the mystery of the tango connection -- why sometimes you lose yourself in your partner's arms and other times three minutes seems like three hours. 

This thirty-minute film goes beyond tango as a dance to tango as a metaphor for relationships. The rules and roles of tango partnering reveal how giving space actually creates more intimacy. The film breaks down various aspects of the dance to see how a good embrace is about sharing; the lead is about clarity and commitment; the follow is about sensitivity and surrender. It investigates how surrender requires that the dancers be centered and independent of each other before they can truly give themselves to each other. Sensuality is the frisson that adds tension and excitement to the dance and music is the glue that holds the couple together. Shot entirely in New York City, social dancers talk in Central Park and South Street Seaport about how tango has affected their lives; dance teachers and performers convey the intricacies of the connection through interviews and demonstrations. 

The film includes music by Hector Del Curto's Eternal Trio and culminates in a performance of Escualo by Mariela Franganillo and Jorge Torres.

Please arrive on time as the beginning of the documentary is sublime!

This is the perfect documentary with which to introduce your non-dancing friends and family to the dance you so love. 

See you on the 16th August with your popcorn.  Doors open at 6.45. 

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