We demystify tango by distilling technique to 5 tools and teaching systems for finding the variations of the 25 Elements of Tango, so students can improvise instead of memorize.
The Five Biomechanical Tools are our distillation of tango technique. Every movement’s technique can be specified with these tools. They are based on anatomically-precise instructions, joint motion and muscle contraction. Our students use them to diagnose their own dance and help others.
Arch of Connection
The process of preparing her body in response to his intention allows for fine control and dynamic range in the dance.
The process of moving the body from one base leg to the next. This is our control system which enables us to stop, slow down, speed up, and be ready for anything.
We produce power with a chain of leg and abdominal muscles, triggered by co-contraction. This power has force and velocity. We use it to fortify the arch, to create elasticity, and to send power into the Revel’s body to send her free leg into the air.
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All the Muscles