From the sketchbook: Back Sacada

The back-sacada is one of those striking figures that create drama in the Argentine Tango.  When I witness it, I get that feeling of serendipity that occurs when I see a lightning bolt and I realize my eyes were right where they needed to be. The skillful tanguero executes it with smooth precision, invading his follower’s space like a surgeon. It seems effortless, but if you have ever attempted it, then you know better. Image