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Dancing to tango music

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My recent post on dancing 'tango' to music that is not tango has led me to read more widely on what dancing means to those who love tango and I have found some inciteful and thought-provoking stuff.
Tango Commuter wrote recently about the days when dancers went to milongas with live music. He (i use 'he' as the blogger appears to be male but has no stated gender) makes the point that there was an excitement about live music that just isn't there today when we dance to recorded music, even when it is digitally enhanced and played on excellent sound systems. 'Imagine the anticipation of going to a milonga knowing that Di Sarli would be there in person' he writes.
 I have imagined this as I have been fortunate to dance with men who have done just that. One of these men was a favourite partner until he passed away last year, and if we were dancing to an orchestra he had danced to live in his youth, he would get a distant look in his eyes and describe how moving…