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Moving in time to a beat

May 31, 2021

“The Kikongo word for sun is ntangu”, Thompson writes, and the movements of the ntangu through the sky inspired dance forms on Earth that were eventually Creolized with Spanish and Italian influences in Buenos Aires as tango, which means, literally, “‘moving in time to a beat.’ ” – The Root

Couple Tango Dance 789
 by Gull G

Poetry in Motion


no lifting …

I think the moves

are something

like that, step–step–step–step–close

it takes two to Tango

is the general understanding

Tango is a painting by Narek Qochunc which was uploaded on December 9th, 2020.

that’s how the adage goes…

Tango is a sensuous paired dance that originated in the 1880s in the slums and bars of Buenos Aires, Argentina, but if you really good at it you can move in time to a beat with more than one partner, one at a time though, if you really a master with the beat, step–step–step–step–close, then pause. Next in line?

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