Creative Collisions

Kate Weare and Estaban Moreno discuss the challenges and rewards of bringing together two different dance forms, two different cultural and social traditions and two artistic visions to create something daring and new. They and their dancers are exploring the things they have in common and the ones they do not, marrying two dance vocabularies, aesthetics and traditions as well as physical disciplines and musical tastes. Tango’s highly charged and technically difficult close partnering and contemporary dance’s structural formalism turn out to make great floor-fellows, and the dancers, described by Weare as “movement eaters,” are feeding off each other with open hearts and great enthusiasm.