Tango, politics and passion

Tango is a practice already ready for struggle. It knows about taking sides, positions, risks. It has the experience of domination/resistance from within. Tango, stretching the colonized stereotypes of the latino-macho-Catholic fatalism, is a language of decolonization. So, pick and choose. Improvise. Hide away. Run after them. Stay still. Move at an astonishing speed. Shut up. Scream a rumor. Turn around. Go back without returning. Upside down. Let your feet do the thinking. Be comfortable in your restlessness. Tango.

Marta E. Savigliano, Tango and the Political Economy of Passion

~ by magickwords on Wednesday, 3 June 2009.

One Response to “Tango, politics and passion”

  1. Hey Magickwords,

    I recently figured out Google Reader and chanced upon your blog from some of my friends’ writings. Just wanted to drop you a line and say I enjoy many of the snippets you gather from various sources. It’s nice to know there are some literary tangueros out there … 😉


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