A slew of bagpipes playing tangos in a forest – My Favorite Tangos (Part 1)

Is tango a dance? Is tango music? Is tango both music and dance? To me tango is music and the accompanying dance. To others I’m sure the idea of an “accompanying” dance, meaning the visual subservient to the aural, is offensive. Music is meant for many as something to accompany dance. For me it’s music – the invisible art form that grabbed and OCCUPIED me as a child – first. Other stuff – film, video, TV, advertising, ballet, dance, opera, musicals, etc. – is often secondary and there to serve music. I’ll more often stick with what I think is this contrarian view – let the invisible (music) rule and let us serve her/him/it/them.