Our journey began in 2007. We could not stop dancing together, and although our homes were separated by high mountains and an hour by plane, it seemed like life was one long holiday where we could dance most days and nights long. Our tango began to develop into the playful dance it is now. We went to the gym and the Pilates studio to take more even weight shifts, we started lifting each other and we found new steps that we had never seen before. Most of all we found a way of dancing effortlessly, almost with Zen-like ease, even where the repertoire could be called extravagant.
Since then we have performed on international music events, on conferences and birthdays. We have taught blind people to dance, made music researchers from the entire world to feel movement and rhythm in their bodies in a sense that musical notation can never reveal to them, and we have also begun to make research out of our Argentine tango dancing. We have lectured on dancing and the limits of language, and in November we will present our work for the first time at an international conference.
We have taught tango for as long as we have been dancing together, and from the summer of 2010 this has been through our very own tango school, TangoTango. Since then we have given seminars, workshops and private lessons on a regular basis.
Tango teaching is a call for us. It is about cultivating us as humans, and it is about changing and developing fundamental patterns of movement. When Anne Marit studies psychodrama she is in fact studying tango, and when Magnus took his six month Pilates’ education in Toronto, Canada or when he took the Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis course in Berlin, he could not help but notice that he was taught tango. We have been blessed with the opportunity of sharing our knowledge with hundreds of students, and we hope to see you on our dance floor soon.