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Tango: my life as a not-so-good leader

And you thought that YOU were the worst dancer in the world ?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Not good for improv 

About two months ago my partner #3 scheduled a party for her birthday; it will take place next Saturday and many friends of hers, all non-dancers, are invited. Oh and yes, I'm invited too. I like things like this, planned a long while in advance. By the way I'm making plans for the next CITA festival in March 2007.

And here is a mail from partner #2, received today:

"Wanna go to <400-mile-away town> next weekend?
I'd like to see the show by <famous argentine choreographer and dancer>, they told me some tickets were still available, it's this Saturday night, and then milonga until dawn."

Here a true improviser would have:
- phoned to partner #3 to cancel
- bought a train ticket near Saturday noon for a six-hour-long trip, just putting the dance shoes and a half-dozen shirts in the bag.
- once there, bought late-bird tickets and attended the show
- walked then to the milonga and danced until dawn
- on Sunday morning, walked to the railway station and taken an early train, being back home in the afternoon.

Being the little me, who likes to plan, schedule and ponder, I will of course spend the Saturday night with partner #3 and her friends. But I may feel I missed something.






posted by Pablo  # 7:11 AM
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