Managing With Passion: A Tango Subversion in the Waltz City. Paul Shrivastava Michelle Cooper. Prepared for the European Group on Organization Studies Annual Colloquium July 5-7, 2007, on Beyond Waltz - Dances of Individuals and Organization Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria.
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Managing With Passion: A Tango Subversion in the Waltz City
Prepared for the European Group on Organization Studies Annual Colloquium
July 5-7, 2007, on Beyond Waltz - Dances of Individuals and Organization
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Managing is rational, analytical, objective. Little space for subjectivity, passion, intuition (Gagliardi, 2007).
Yet, Passion as “desire and creative flow” is at the root of great human feats (Linstead and Brevis, 2007).
Tango offers a way for cultivating passion (Dey & Steyaert, 2007).
Goals:Feel Argentine Tango as a vehicle for managing with passion.
Getting into the body
Argentine Tango + Demo
Managing with Tango
Lesson and Community
Engage Body - Mime Introduction, Icebreaker
Engaging Mind, Body, and Emotions
Tango as a language
Concept 1: Embodied Learning
Holistic engagement of body, mind and emotions
Brings Focus and Clarity
Argentine Tango as a Metaphor for Managing with Passion
Tango - Demanding physical movements, connection, and musicality,
Tango - Simultaneously engages body, mind and emotions.
Tango - A dance, a music, a culture and a way of life.
It can be a vehicle for develops skills in improvisation, risk taking, communications, and team work, leadership, community building
You can dance a milonga to a milonga (tune) at a milonga (party). And that's a great thing!
Puzzle of Two Bodies, & Four Legs
What is Argentine Tango
Personal dance - a “sad thought that you can dance”. It is “thought in musical motion”, “reflective meditative dancing”.
Partner dance – Improvisational, walking, turning, and embellishments while interpreting music and contrast, a puzzle that gets put together differently
Social dance – socialization and community.
Language of physical and emotional communication.
A reflective system of interpreting music and movement.
Short Tango Demo
Tango Aahs - Limitless surprises, make it so addicting. The addiction is treatable, but not curable.
It takes two - isn't just the man leading and the woman following. Interdependence, teamwork, mutual respect.
Tango Essence 2
No two couples are the same.
No two dances are the same.
Tango Essence 4
A culture of self-development,
A social community with mutual responsibilities