November 7, 2011
It informs my writing and life now - I love writing about it as much as teaching it. It's mysterious wonderful dance because of how it connects us to ourselves and to others.
I've always danced - recreationally - til present. Now it seems like what could be more important?
I both lead and follow - but love following. Lead and follow are misnomers. There is a "starter" in tango, maybe. But then lead and follow disappear and there is only a dance, an elegant wave of motion. Good leaders will tell you that they are following you.
I'm Camille author of Tango, an Argentine Love Story, memoir of a "woman who loved, lost, got mad, and decided to dance." I quit my day job in 2005 and went to Buenos Aires, where I danced and wrote, lived and loved and became a tango addict.
The people were all friendly, serious about tango, light-hearted in their approach. I especially enjoyed working with Gurav, Xiayang, Roy, and Erica - come back!