My Parents' Extreme Tango Makeover

When Yowei Shaw was in college, her parents' relationship began to change.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention2012 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2012 / Yowei Shaw / WNYC's Studio 360, USA

When Yowei Shaw was in college, her parents' relationship began to change.

Maybe it was empty nest syndrome, maybe it was a midlife crisis - she's not quite sure. But after taking dance lessons on board a cruise ship, her parents turned their lives upside down for the tango. They went from a couple who stayed home watching the History Channel to dancers going out five nights a week. But their daughter observed that if tango solved some marital problems, it created others.

My Parents' Extreme Tango Makeover won a Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award in the 2012 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was produced by Yowei Shaw with editors Michele Siegel and David Krasnow for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, a co-production of PRI and WNYC.

Listen to all nine winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition, here.


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