Charlie Parker, known as "Bird," was a pioneering American jazz saxophonist and composer (1920-1955). He significantly influenced the development of bebop, a jazz genre marked by fast tempos and complex harmonies. Parker's innovation in melody, rhythm, and harmony continues to inspire musicians globally.
"Master your instrument, Master the music, and then forget all that bullshit and just play." Isn't this the heart of Tango and Zen as well? In our dance, the body is the instrument, and the music - a canvas of our emotions.
We dedicate countless hours to refine our technique, understand the rhythm, and navigate the dance floor. But the magic happens when we let go, just like in Zen. We find tranquility in the act, allowing our bodies to move naturally, led by the music and our connection to our partner. In this moment, we aren't just dancing, we're expressing our true selves. Tango becomes not just a dance, but a meditative journey.
Let's keep striving to master our dance and then... let's forget all that and just dance!