tango de papel – “No, I cannot dance tango”

As Argentinian I’m frequently asked:
“Do you dance tango?”
“No, I cannot dance tango”, I reply.
It is a cliché to think that all Argentinians dance tango, or all Swiss can yodel…

Nevertheless, tango fascinates me; but only since I’m living in Switzerland. Maybe because in the distance, the things of the own homeland look different.
I like to listen to tango, to watch tango, to paint tango, to make art with tango. But I still cannot dance tango.

With the series “No, I cannot dance tango” I try to represent the passion, the fire, the sensuality of tango.

Bettina Costa – Switzerland / 2014