BOURNEMOUTHTANGO | Tango your life

Tango Documentary

(Tango your life)

Director:  Chan Park
Producer:  Chan Park
Writer:   Chan Park
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Tango Your Life - Documentary

In Buenos Aires, tango is more than steps or fancy movements. Porteneos, referring to the residents in Buenos Aires, describe tango as life danced on the floor. Chan Park, author of a book titled Tango Zen: Walking Dance Meditation, has spent three years in Buenos Aires to discover that tango is about emotion, which is inspired by music and shared between partners connected through embrace while walking together in unison.

This documentary film tells his discovery of tango as culture, music, dance, friendship, love, and daily living in Buenos Aires, all of which have helped discover his inner passion for life.

In much of the popular imagination, tango is seen as a dance involving complex steps performed by dancers whose intensity swirls around them as they enact visions of dark passion.

But this conception of tango, popularized by the many tango shows that were exported starting in the 1980s, fails to capture the intimate, enduring dance that has sustained and inspired generations of dancers: the social tango danced in Buenos Aires.

It is the story of this tango, the tango of embrace, communication and human connection that Park aims to tell.

Intimate, complicated and personal

Different than tango danced to impress people with the intricacy of movement, the social tango in Buenos Aires is life danced on the floor – intimate, complicated and personal