After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

For the Love of Tango

We've all seen in the milongas of Buenos Aires people dancing with "different" abilities.

It's the love and passion of tango that keep people dancing with broken arms, bandaged knees, Parkinson's, blindness, deafness, lots of differently abled people. I used to dance with a man who left his cane at my table when he took me out on the floor to dance. Maybe he couldn't walk well, but he sure could dance!

I've seen people too with Down's Syndrome, but until now I didn't know there were specific classes in Argentina teaching them tango at the Amar Institute.




And here's a young woman dancing stage tango:




Truly, Tango Especial! Bravo!

3 comments:

miss tango said...

I have seen what appeared to be a father dancing with his daughter who had Downs at La Glorieta. It really touched my heart.

Johanna said...

This is soooo moving, Cherie!

n a n c y said...

Dianne Greco of Miami is teaching visually handicapped children to dance tango.