Tango is a rare "performing art" for just two people.
Even though tango has a special place among the arts, all artists--passionate dancers, artists, musicians--have at least a chance of looking at all of life in a deeper way. I think the passion for dancing tango helps people to find a more harmonized world view. Ancient civilizations or any modern country that appreciates the arts has more of a three-dimensional view of life in general. Tango, with its social, improvisational core, makes it especially wonderful for helping people gain a multi-dimensional world-view.
I have garnered many close friendships from dancing tango with people from all over the world. And the one thing that is most amazing is not that tango is a universal body language, but it also helps all of us be more balanced in our world-views. The world around us tends to try to understand reality empirically. That is good but limited. In a sense, it is the "body" or "outward manifestation" model. The ancient Greeks had a great way of explaining three ways to understand reality. This is the artist's view, a three-dimensional model to look at the perceptual world: Body, soul and spirit. This 3-D model is a common way for truly amazing tango dancers to see the world, and here below I think, is how they understand their art.
- Balancing tango dancers. "Tightrope Tango" by Christopher Clark http://www.christopherclark.com/
- Spirit, soul, body graphic: https://www.slideshare.net/salvation123/spirit-soul-bodyr1