Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession!

Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession!

This program helps spread the joy of Argentine tango. It features stunning dance segments from video films of international tango shows. While giving a brief history of tango music and dance, William McNeill explores its growing popularity in NC. In addition to demonstrating the musical elements—pulse, rhythm, and melody—he illustrates a few dance steps. He explains how tango involves not only the body but also the soul. McNeill aims to intrigue and delight all those who are fascinated by tango’s beauty and mystery. The program concludes with the six-minute documentary Tango Octogenario, a poignant film about an elderly couple who connect through tango. While encapsulating McNeill’s conviction that art has the power to transform individual lives, the documentary celebrates the curative powers of art through music and dance.

Requirements: 
30” TV (or larger) with DVD player and remote control