The Tango Hustle

–So… what are these guys up to? There I was, attending my very first tango festival. I did not know very much about tango, but I did know enough to notice this couple. They were dancing, but they were doing something quite different… Different indeed. Yet there was something tangoish over it. Not quite ballroom tango, not quite Argentine tango, still a hint of tango.

Only watching Saturday Night Fever probably years later, did I realize: What they had been doing was the tango hustle. According to the Wikipedia Hustle entry, the tango hustle was in fact invented by the crew for this scene. You can watch a clip from Saturday Night Fever with the tango hustle here.

Of course, the opening walk of John Travolta in the very same movie is a must see if you need an illustration of how much can be in “just walking”. But you don’t need that, do you?

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