Our film on Tango and Covid19
Tango without the embrace
The 2020 pandemic has served to make social dance a taboo. If physical distancing is what is meant to protect us, it’s also what stands in the way of creative and affectionate contact with others when we dance. Our meeting places have long been closed.
In collaboration with film director Julia Matyschik we tell our stories, the stories of dancers who can’t live and share their passion for Argentine Tango anymore. We interviewed dancers from diverse backgrounds, amateurs and professionals alike, and asked them about their experiences with the current situation and how it impacts their lives. Ultimately, we aimed to portray how invaluable the world of social dance is while also on the verge of disappearing, if we won’t find solutions to current challenges to create a new future for social dances.
The film is available on Youtube.