At a milonga (tango dance event), the lead (man) will approach the follower(woman)…slowly, gently as if to re-assure her that he will be gentle, but strong. He collects her in his arms and brings her close to his chest…his heart really. The follower invites him toward her, inside her…she receives him, his masculine strength and intensity. He enters her feminine force and beauty with joy and ecstasy.

This is the essence of what in tango is referred to as “the embrace”.  It alone, will take a lifetime to master.

Tango embracado

Tango embrace