Congratulations to Professor Marcia Rock. Her documentary SURRENDER TANGO was nominated for a NY Emmy. Award ceremony is April 1.
Surrender Tango delves into the mystery of the tango connection--why sometimes you lose yourself in your partner's arms and other times three minutes seems like three hours. The film goes beyond tango as a dance to tango as a metaphor for relationships. Shot entirely in New York City, social dancers talk in Central Park and South Street Seaport; dance teachers and performers convey the intricacies of the connection through interviews and demonstrations.
"[Rock] started talking to instructors and dancers, and found that the more she talked to them, the more it seemed clear that the tango is in many ways a graceful metaphor for life. "The more you know how to give space" to your partner, one dancer explains, "the closer you get." ...So you don't have to assume the lotus position and sit around contemplating the tango all day to appreciate Rock's larger point, which is that the arts can work their way into our souls, elevate us and become profoundly gratifying."
David Hinkley, Daily News