I would like to share with you a personal insight of TangoBETTER founder and teacher Olga Metzner, based on her recent discoveries in tango and inspiration is has brought.
Keep searching, keep improving!
I am trying to work and improve my tango every day. I study a lot with different people, with partners and by myself. It is my goal to continuously grow and get better, because I can see the results of good work and it inspires me.
For the last 2 years, I feel I've been having breakthroughs literary one after another. Not just once in a while, but every few months, there is this amazing "A-ha!"-moment. I love it.
And I have to say, one of the biggest noticeable breakthroughs for the last couple of years has been learning to apply Fausto and Stephanie's technique to my embrace and posture. When I first studied with these dancers, their concepts were still too alien for me, I did not grasp the true power of what they can achieve. I was simply not ready and although I tried to apply, eventually I rejected them as "not for me".
Now, after I've had altogether 23h of their classes, I finally start to really get it. And I think it starts to work miracles in my body. It's still the beginning, but it's exhilarating.
More than that, I can see it working amazing things on my partners who apply these concepts as well, not just in me. We suddenly become faster, more precise, better connected. It's beautiful!
Fausto&Stephanie's approach is very different in a lot of ways from the traditional, but it works when you allow it to. There is absolutely the reason behind their grace and elegance, and why Fausto was the most incredible dancer I have ever danced with. Even though we danced with energy and speed (what was it Fausto, Tanturi, Troilo?), it felt as if I was embracing a gentle and smooth cloud gliding along the dance floor. Hard to describe but what I want to say is, this technique not only works and looks good, but it also feels amazing.
Thank you for this!
As my wonderful maestra Maria Filali once said, every time you make a discovery, you open a door, and it's like a whole new world opening up in front of you.
I am so excited to continue!