Why do people take dancing lessons? I look at some of the more and less constructive reasons to participate in social dancing lessons including boredom, novelty seeking, female hypergamy as well as occasionally the desire to participate in social dancing.
In this video I discuss the general mental retardation of the tango/social dancing crowd on and off line.
I try to understand the phenomenon of what I call “Facebook Tango” that has emerged … since Facebook came a long. I ask the “Why?” and try to provide some historical context in terms of the history of aesthetics with reference to Roger Scruton, Bach, Pink Floyd and Hip Hop.
Documentary by Roger Scruton, Why Beauty Matters:
In this introduction to the Contact Milonguero I explain why I’m pivoting away from the “Argentine Tango” label and why everyone who wants Tango Milonguero (close embrace, EdO and Codigos Milongueros) should do as well, and why invitation only “Encuentros” are not the solution but just more of the same.