Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Notes on a Milonga

He extends an invitation
She takes his hand

He must be sure and direct
but not force.
She must always be ready
at the right tempo
with a flourish here and there.

His 5 steps are all he needs*
to create an opening.
He waits.
She waits.
Then enters.
The Milonga.

*In argentinian tango
the men only need to
master 5 of his preferred steps.
The rest is just a play off those.

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