Schritte / Gehen
  1. Vorwärtsschritt
  2. Rückwärtsschritt
  3. Seitwärtsschritt
  4. Fußwechsel
  5. Molinete lineal … vor seit rück seit
  6. Ocho … Schritt mit Drehung
  7. Sacada … Verdrängung
Gehen im kreise
  1. Doppel-giro … beide gehen auf einem Kreis
  2. Einzel-giro (Mark’s) … Mark im Zentrum des Kreises, Revel geht herum
  3. Einzel-giro (Revel’s Calesita) … Revel im Zentrum des Kreises, Mark geht herum
Kontrolliert schritte
  1. Crosses … Kreuze
  2. Parada … Unterbrechung
  3. Barrida … Mark-Bein fegt Revel-Bein (anderungs: Sandwichito, Pulpeades…)
Power transfer
  1. Rebote … elastischer Schritt
  2. Alteración … elastischer Schritt mit Drehung
  3. Voleo Circular … freies Bein ist bis zum Maximum in der Luft, mit Drehung
  4. Voleo Linear … freies Bein ist bis zum Maximum in der Luft, ohne Drehung
  5. Gancho (includes wrap, double-gancho, piernazo, castigada) … Voleo umhakt den Körper des Partners
  6. Rebote cadera … elastische Bewegung der Hüften
  7. Patada … Kick zwischen die Beine des Partners
Off-balance / leaning / flug schritte
  1. Volcada … lehnende Bewegung zum Partner hin
  2. Colgada … lehnende Bewegung vom Partner weg
Beyond the embrace
  1. Soltada … Auflösen der Umarmung
  2. Adorno … Verzierung mit dem freien Bein
  3. Salta & Sostenida … Sprung- und Stützfigur


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Exercises from Maui

Power is the courage, confidence, and competence to make things happen. I want to create in a way that’s incomparable and define my own compensation package. You too?

Syntax of Power is a raw, potent, and spare revelation of how I got to where I am and how I take on the struggle every day.

This book is not about tango, it’s about everything else.

It’s about stepping into the darkness of change, learning how to take care of yourself, and making things happen.

Dyv stands for Duro y Vio. We were inspired by a 2007 conference at Harvard University about tango as a transnational culture. Also we wanted to create something that would help people to imagine a queerer tango. We forbid ourselves to use the word ‘passion’ and instead tried to articulate the experience more precisely.

Argentine Tango is more than an elaborate and difficult dance, it is an international culture of intimacy, desire, and dignity. No mere romance or memoir, the intricately woven stories evoke tango’s true mysteries … the elation, the frustration, the compulsion…

We published the book in 2009. Dancers asked “how did you know what I was feeling?”

Silences in history. Silences by code. Silences of fear. You already know that Tango’s silences can be sublime and they can be devastating.

What I do in my blog is use myself as a lens – sometimes a microscope, sometimes a telescope. I try to be as honest with myself and you as words concede. Then I try to find a deeper meaning and imagine a pathway for us.

A blog post can be a fragment, a wisp of inspiration, an outline for thinking. A book must complete and reconcile it all. Now I drag the social scientist to the scene to enumerate the facts of the case, the mystery which brought both stardom and tragedy to my life.

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