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Tango Your Life – movie and discussion with Chan Park

31/03/2021 @ 17:00 - 18:00

We are delighted to invite you to a wonderful event that will take place on Wednesday 31st March, at 5pm CET (write to claudiaexpat@expatclic.com to get the chatroom link).

We shall discuss the movie “Tango your life” with its director, Chan Park, who will also explain how he uses Tango to create an invaluable intercultural experience and enhance its benefits on many social, physical, and emotional aspects of our existence.

Please find a moment to watch the movie HERE before the debate. Chan Park, author of a book titled Tango Zen: Walking Dance Meditation, has spent four years in Buenos Aires to discover that tango is about feeling, which is inspired by music and shared between partners connected through embrace while walking together in unison. This documentary film tells his discovery of tango as culture, music, dance, friendship, love, and daily living in Buenos Aires, all of which have helped discover his inner passion for life.

During the debate you’ll be able to share your views about the movie and your experience with Tango, ask Chan any questions related to tango culture, and listen to Chan’s project with Tango:

In much of the popular imagination, Tango is seen as a dance involving complex steps performed by dancers whose intensity swirls around them as they enact visions of dark passion. Tango is a walking dance.  Unlike the Tango images of sexy and provocative movements commonly featured in the media, Tango is a social dance that should be danced while walking.
Tango represents an intercultural experience blending many different cultures.  For example, Tango is traced back to African music and dance, brought to Argentina by black slaves from Africa. In the early twentieth century, European immigrants, mainly Italian, Spanish, French, and German, influenced Tango’s styles, to which we are accustomed.
Unlike other social dances, danced by a couple, Tango relies heavily on improvisation and is based on mutual communication between two partners moving as one. It also demands a great deal of concentration, creativity, and precision of each dancer.
Many people say Tango is difficult, not because they have to learn complicated steps and movements, but because they have to master how to communicate over many cultural differences.

About the author:
Chan Park is a writer, English communication coach, intercultural communication trainer/coach, documentary film director, engineer, and tango dance instructor with expertise in many fields including university training in science and engineering, 20 years of engineering experience at NASA and patent law practice. Chan’s book, Tango Zen: Walking Dance Meditation, was published in 2005. For four years he lived in Buenos Aires, where he was able to immerse in the traditional Argentinean tango culture. In Buenos Aires he directed and produced his documentary film titled Tango Your Life. For years he has offered a workshop based on his concept of tango in more than 24 countries. He now lives in Switzerland with his wife Regina Bruckner.

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