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August 11, 2007

Cacho Dante

Cacho Dante with Alicia Pons. Click to enlarge

Cacho Dante (Óscar Dante Lorenzo) is an influential teacher and dancer. Three articles by him have been translated in English and circulate on the internet (see list below).

His writings and teaching example emphasize the importance of feeling and connection over fancy moves. Together with Susana Miller, this philosophy of what has the most value in the dance has had an important impact on social dancers outside of Buenos Aires. Many now imitate his dancing style.

Cacho Dante appeared in Sally Potter's 1997 film "The Tango Lesson" (see clip below).

Writings of Cacho Dante

Clip from "The Tango Lesson"

Sally dances with the men in this order:

Posted by joegrohens at August 11, 2007 05:23 PM