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Yoga and Piazzolla

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I came to yoga and tango at the same time - about 12 years ago! At a time when I was going through a crisis and needed to find a way of looking after myself - after years of neglect! And I have continued to practise them both regularly - I haven't become an expert at either but I love the experiences they both give me and I believe strongly that they complement each other.
This morning I went to my usual yoga class run by one of the experienced teachers, an elfin woman who makes each class interesting and rewarding and finds new ways of teaching and extending us every week. Many of the other classes I go to if there is background music, it is Indian, not really to my liking and I frequently find myself thinking I am listening to barnyard or engine noises. My elfin teacher however has different ideas. Today she was playing the most beautiful cello music and included in the collection was Piazzolla. I love to listen to Piazzolla - I generally find I don't enjoy dancing to his o…

Chaplin didn't dance tango - did he?

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I have just spent a glorious afternoon on a wet Australia Day trolling through the channel for La Milonga de Treno.  Thank goodness I am going dancing tonight or I would have to watch them all. The person behind this channel has spent hours putting some of the best tango music to old film clips - many of them famous. I hope that they don't all get taken down by Youtube... just in case - take a look at this - then if you have a whole afternoon/evening/day - check out the rest of the channel!! Very clever.