David Pinto and Wendy Lobatto have written a book called, "Wisdom, a conversational tango". Part of the book explores the processes of Tango as an experiential core to a new economic model of emergence. As it relates to tango precisely, we term this initiative Tango to the Power of Two, or Tango^2. Neither David nor Wendy have interest in teaching tango directly, only facilitate more engagement in the tango community.
This event is an open invitation to Tango teachers and dancers who are deeply effected by the dance to engage in a conversation whose aim is to shift from a competitive model to a collaborative one, in order for tango to become mainstream.
The economic conditions of the world are deteriorating, the result of which is less cash flow in terms of domestic expenditure for entertainment. Unless we do something about this, this will necessarily result in a greater sense of competition between established teachers, and some will no doubt lose out. We are inviting a conversation to explore how we may enable a greater sense of collaboration to ensure a greater sense of financial security for all of us.
The event will comprise of an introduction to the basic idea that we can shift argentine tango into the mainstream. We will be invited to bring to bear our ideas of how to leverage the popularity of "Strictly Ballroom", and how to face the characteristic problems of entry: the flavour of the music, the method of engaging young men.
(The book containing the methodology can be found at lulu.)