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December 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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Argentine Tango Delhi

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I am wearing my self designed and created dress.

A few examples of what sensual tango language might express are humor, comfort, playfulness, friendship, and joy. Surely, “dancing with passion” must mean that we allow these feelings and a multitude of others into our tango, and in so doing, encourage a happier, healthier, more creative community in which to dance and to live.

More powerful still is that understanding sensuality in the tango embrace can actually enhance our ability to love and commit to a life partner.
The more time we spend in the sensual space of human experience, the more intuitive we become about the passions and desires of those around us. We feel and understand on a deep level our own creative self, and the presence of a creative self in every person.
This perspective can make it more natural for us to genuinely support our friends and loved ones’ creative dreams and inspirations, whether they be cooking dinner at home, enrolling in painting classes, or maybe doing a garment export business.

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December 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm

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Tango India

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Tango is meant to train the mind…indeed to bring it into contact with the ultimate reality.
When we are dancing, as soon as we reflect, deliberate and conceptualize, the original unconsciousness is lost and a thought interferes.
The dancer does not dance just to perform certain rhythmical movements of the body…the mind has to be first attuned to the unconscious…. this state of unconsciousness is realized only when, completely empty and rid of the self, he becomes one with the perfecting of his technical skill.
But an ability whose origin is to be sought in spiritual exercises and whose aim consists in achieving a spiritual goal, so that fundamentally the dancer aims at himself and may even succeed in finding himself.
It is necessary for the dancer to become, in spite of himself/herself, an unmoved center.
The dancer’s experiences, his conquests and spiritual transformations, so long as they are still “his/her” must be conquered and transformed again and again until everything “his” is annihilated.
The dancer is a thinking being, but his great dances are done when he is not calculating and thinking…childlikeness has to be restored after long years of training in the art of self-forgetfulness … 
When this is attained, the dancer thinks yet he does not think…he thinks like the rain coming down from the sky…he thinks like the waves rolling on the ocean…he thinks like the stars illuminating the nightly heavens…he thinks like the green foliage shooting forth in the gentle spring breeze.
Tango becomes the search for art … imagine that the floor is the artist’s canvass…our body is the brush…the color comes from our soul.
Out of the fullness of this presence of mind, disturbed by no ulterior motives, the dancer who is released from all attachments must dance his art.
While doing Tango, I experienced and learnt:

Breathing exercises based on yoga
Psychological preparation utilizing concepts from Zen and Jung
Energy- Chi to be felt from your partner like in Tai Chi.
Variety of exercises with eyes closed for developing perfect equilibrium
Utilizing space and movement…each movement creates a specific color
Proper technique for walking …. proper embrace …. the magic of changing weight
Passes, figures
Proper conduct at the dance hall
For the dancer, this state in which nothing definite is thought, planned, striven for, desired for or expected, which aims in no particular direction and yet knows itself capable alike of the possible and the impossible so unswerving is its power – this state, which is at bottom purposeless and egoless, was called by the master “truly spiritual”. It is in fact charged with spiritual awareness and is therefore also called “right presence of mind”.
And now occurs the ultimate and supreme thing … art becomes artless art … tango a dance without a body…..the teacher becomes a student, the master a beginner … the end becomes a beginning and the beginning a creation.
“Paint with the point of your foot; each step is a nuance,  the shades of the rainbow, equilibrium within ourselves, harmony through dancing with eyes closed” Truly, in just one evening I felt myself conquered by the magic of tango, which is passion! “We should dance with the whole soul, paint, create!”Beautiful! 
The dancer seeks not something external but internal, within himself…the movements, the figures, the passes are only a pretext for something which could even happen without them…they are a path to the goal, not the goal itself….they are only support for the final and decisive step.  

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December 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm

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Yoga Tango Delhi

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I have been dancing all my life but when I discovered Argentine tango, I immediately got hooked. In addition to the connection, creativity, and community it provided, it also greatly influenced my personal philosophy. I see tango as a combination and refinement of completely natural elements already existing in each person; We walk, we are moved by music, and we communicate non-verbally. I am a strong believer that our bodies are one of our greatest treasures and that they most be treated healthfully. It is always important to include technique, body functionality and mind-body connection  with a little bit of a flare. Tango can be creative, passionate and exploitive. Connecting tango with Yoga, Pilates, meditation, Tai chi and relating it with my experience of human anatomy, Kinseology, I can understand it so well. In Tango, we place emphasis on breath, energy and posture to create connection in the dance. Tango, like all living things, is organically developing, changing and adapting to fit the needs of the Tango dancers in the place and time they inhabit.


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December 31, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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Tango Delhi

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December 31, 2010 at 2:12 pm

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Tango in Delhi

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2011 is going to see a revolution in Argentine Tango scene in Delhi. Enough of salsa, merengue, jazz, bollywood, etc.
Argentine Tango has arrived big time in New Delhi.
It was an undiscovered territory so far with a handful of expats, arranging a Milonga, with very few participants.
This year onwards, me and my Tango partner are trying to organize lots of classes for people to learn Tango, workshops, Practicas, Milonga, etc.
We want more and more people to enjoy this beautiful dance form.
Hence, we have formed a company- Tango India.
If you are one of the Tango enthusiast, feel free to contact or write to us. Be a part of this fun filled and close knitted Tango community in Delhi.

For details call
#09930439881
#9560879338

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December 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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>Guruji’s Knowledge Sheet: New Year Eve

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December 31, 2010 at 10:44 am

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