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Inspired by Schumacher: Tango at the Europie Forum

Luiz Gabriel a past participant and volunteer, took a little bit of Schumacher College with him to the Europie Forum and Festival last week in Toulouse. The forum was a space for sharing knowledge, self-empowering, and building collective action to face the crisis and challenges of our time.

Luiz represented the college leading a workshop entitled ‘Tango: steps into complexity and leadership’. The workshop was the result of his explorations during his time as a volunteer in the college, where he got inspired by the use of tango in the complexity module of the masters in Holistic Science.

Workshop at the forumWorkshop at the forum
“I thought Schumacher College’s work was so relevant to the forum, and I was bubbling with all those ideas about Tango and Complexity I had explored there, so the forum was the perfect occasion to give shape to them, share with people from all around the world, and thereby take a little bit of the College there.”

 

 

 

 

First explorations at Schumacher College
“I was already passionate about tango and very keen on complexity, when I found out that it was used for learning at Schumacher, I just connected the dots and decided to look further into how to relate them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tango is a powerful tool for learning about complexity and about taking a lead amidst complexity. There are you, your partner, the characteristic patterns of the dance, the music, other couples, everything intensely interacting in the dance floor. This is nothing but complex, and the dance emerges instant by instant from all that, while you are there doing your best to make it beautiful.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop at the forum
“The knowledge in tango is impressively useful for learning for other areas of life, be it science, relationships or leading change in organizations. Furthermore when you mix different sources of knowledge, that is one more artistic and embodied with one more scientific and theoretical, the richness of the information and learning is multiplied. “And, of course, I don’t need to say learning become much more fun!”

 

 

 

 

Workshop at the forum
“Tango is a powerful tool for learning about complexity and about taking a lead amidst complexity. There are you, your partner, the characteristic patterns of the dance, the music, other couples, everything intensely interacting in the dance floor. This is nothing but complex, and the dance emerges instant by instant from all that, while you are there doing your best to make it beautiful.”

 

 

 

All my gratitude for the inspiration and support from Schumacher College! And thanks to Daniel Soria for the beautiful photos from the workshop!

 

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