Director – Vio

IMG   by Thomas Conte
abouttangoforge

Those who dance Argentine Tango know that one of their hands holds a chain of broken dreams and hearts. And in the other is the key to an effervescent solace.

Having devoted my life to Argentine Tango, I often ask myself if I am doing something meaningful. For me there are two answers:

[1] My work is “…in the service of an activity that we recognize as part of a life well lived…If we follow the traces of our own actions to their source, they intimate some understanding of the good life.” (Matthew Crawford, Shop Class as Soul Craft 2009) Specifically I serve two rare and precious aspects of human experience, an activity which unifies body, mind, heart, and psyche and an activity in which we experience mutual concentration.

[2] I might be engaged in art.

In this second quest, I am very critical, and was unsatisfied until meeting Germain Cascales in 2015. With him I created a tango which is I feel is indeed art.

Writing and teaching are methods for me to search for, articulate, and envision the profound in tango. Especially I’m interested in understanding gender and creativity. I struggle to apply what I’ve learned about gender from tango to life, identity, and relationships.

Über Vio

Ich führe (kreiere) und folge (schwelge).
Wenn ich schwelge, fühle ich mich wie eine Ballerina Prinzessin Feen Königin.
Wenn ich kreiere, fühle ich mich wie ein Mann.
Ich mag es, mich zu kostümieren.
Ich kann in allen möglichen Arten von Schuhen tanzen, solange sie schön sind.
Ich werde “high” vom unterrichten.
Ich liebe es in enger Umarmung zu tanzen.
Mein Lieblingskomponist im traditionellen Tango ist d’Agostino.
Ich bin ein Feinschmecker und vor allem mag ich Nachspeise.

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