Essence of Tango by Rafe Otis
The essence of tango is connection. At its best, tango is going into The Zone with another, a state of blissful euphoria. Experiencing The Zone is the goal, sometimes referred to as 'the ten minute romance'. It can be experienced with a total stranger. It's not unusual to experience multiple "ten minute romances" in an evening.
Connection is a two way physical 'conversation' requiring mutual participation, respect and trust. If the connection isn't reciprocal, the connection is lost. Without the focus on the connection, advanced technical skills are meaningless. If the connection is good, then minimal technical skills can be very satisfying.