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Tango Awareness, the core philosophy of Tango Discovery
on November 29, 2004
I am a Tango Discovery Teacher and had the privilege of editing this book.
If Mauricio's first two books, Tango, the Structure of the Dance, Vols. 1 & 2, are the "How" of Tango Discovery, Tango Awareness is more like the "Why."
Tango Awareness is the core philosophy that Mauricio has brought to tango with the introduction of the Tango Discovery method. The roles of leader and follower are not that one is active and the other passive, although this was certainly true in the old ways of dancing tango. One active partner and one passive partner is not the best recipe for pleasure. With the introduction of Tango Discovery, Mauricio Castro brought the roles of leader and follower up to date with modern understanding of human communication and movement technologies. Tango Awareness is the interpersonal communication aspect of Tango Discovery.
This book is a must read for Tango Discovery students. For anyone interested in tango, it is a refreshing perspective on the dance, its history and its future. Maybe the best way to summarize the book is to quote the author, "The focus of this book is the exercise of changing old beliefs as the basis for faster dance evolution."
Ravi Khalsa, Tango Discovery Certified Master Teacher, [...]