Thanks for your dedicated teaching of the true tango. Thanks to your
students for helping me learning.
I wanted to offer my gratitude as you have
acted as a catalyst in my process of individuation and becoming
whole as a woman.
As a Depth Psychotherapist, we study
myths, archetypes, and shadow. Both ancient and modern stories
assist in our process of individuation and becoming whole as
unconscious becomes conscious.
There is something quite significant about
Tango, in particular, what you bring of yourself to this dance. For
that I am grateful. I have been allowed to be vulnerable in a safe
and nurturing space and embraced in a way that has been healing. The
reparative work has been done; you have healed the healer,
I wore my shoes to work to break them in
and I am pleasantly surprised at the comfort. Kudos to the quality
and craftsmanship !!!!
So I was driving in to work this morning (listening to my new CD's
of course!) when
you've been saying for the last year sunk in (it can happen,
eventually…). I think it sunk in, anyway.
If we can't Tango the Basic with intention and beauty and respect
for the music and four legs
two, we sure as heck aren't ready to do so with a thousand different
steps in our vocabulary. I think maybe I actually understand what
you said, now, finally.
I come to realize it's actually harder and more rewarding to Tango (and probably
more respectful of what Tango is??) with limited steps, because you can't make
up for weaknesses by throwing in all sorts of extraneous steps and figures that
"look cool". Only then is one ready to Tango with a wider vocabulary.
Anyways, that's how I saw things this morning…
Dear Jorge Luis,
I hope today - as your every day - is full of joy, passion,
humor, love, and inspiration. All the things you also bring to all who know you!
With warmest wishes on your birthday,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you
as well. Many thanks for all your generosity, all you have shared with me and
taught me. I would not be the person I am today without your guidance and
I'm forever grateful that you are my first
Tango Maestro. You are the best at appreciating and communicating a true passion
for the artistry of tango and the vital importance of loving the music and the
person you dance with. Much respect and much love.
We did not have a chance to keep talking after class
yesterday, but I wanted to let you know that I believe we
had a very good discussion
and you touched upon the key issue we are facing at this
point of our tango education.
I was going to bring it up myself but you anticipated me and
I am happy to see that we share the same vision.
I think education is a big part of why we do what we do and
how we feel about it and how we experience it and how we
share it with others, and you proved once more to be a great
There are good professionals and then there are talented
people, and I know you don't want to fabricate good
professionals but you want to bring out the talent from
individuals dedicated to this art.
I think many of us need to learn how to express and share
the impact of tango by being more sensual, which means
sharing with all our senses (you can call it energy if you
prefer), through listening to the music, moving through the
music, feeling each other's presence and experiencing those
sublime moments with another human being. There cannot be
the right intention behind our moves unless we fully
integrate that humanity (or that god, like you say) into our
I think there may still be some misunderstandings, and we
will need to keep bringing this up in class for us to really
embrace this philosophy and way of life
up to the extent that each of us is willing to take it.
which means becoming the best you can be. Being truthful is
a difficult choice and one without compromises, and in order
to get there you need to have a deep understanding of what
humanity is about and fully know and embrace who you are.
It is a far goal but it is also something worth our while
more than most other things we can dedicate our time
to...and it takes a lot of dedication!
I'll be happy to keep sharing our path for as far as it will
go, and I'll be looking forward to our next steps along this
As Salvador Dali once you told me used to say to his wife
"get sublime ! ... and she would know what to do...".
I think it summarizes in a way what we need to do in tango.
I am glad I am part of this.
all my best,
My wife and I are moving to
northern California, so we will no longer be able to attend any
classes. But you should know that we took your class when we
first started dating and now we are married. The class served as
an integral part of our bonding. We thank you for that.
All the best,
We enjoyed dancing with you at the Sunday Practica, and we loved the
music that you chose. We also found your demonstration very
Hello Tango Academy! We loved your
Tango Practica last night.