Monday, March 30, 2015

Well done Sebastian and Roxana!

Performing is not necessarily so glamorous and you do not necessarily know how the pista for your performance will look like or how the scene is prepared for you. Still I was surprised finding this!

Roxana is even smiling - real professionals they are!

DJs on Youtube: Passiontango1

On this Youtube account you find a large amount different tandas you can  combine to a whole dance evening!

and you will land on site as below. 

Or you prefere to follow an orchestra? On the page below you can find long playlists organized by orchestras and for example you will find a lot of play-ready tandas for d'Arienzo. There is clear risk that your feet are off beforen the playlist has finnished!


It will be nice with 43 vals tandas too or what would you prefere? I appreciate the names of the song in the winndow.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Missing the valses!

Performers don't do valses anymore! or more precicely there is only few who do valses.

I have had this feeling for some time and it went down for counting at Forstbite festival in the end of February. There were three performers dancing three songs each with an extra song and this makes the number to 12 performances totally. Not even one vals was included.

It was a week or two afterwards I noticed this fact - so it means that I am not anymore even expecting to hear all three music types during performances.

That is the reason for me to share with you the all time high vals from years back!

According to information on video text this was filmed 2005. I am not sure if this is the original link but this song and performance had a total spell on me. It carried me far a way and still does. At that time Chicho was dancing so differently from other couples, he had such a musicality and as you hear he was appreciated by the crowd!

There is good vals performers but they are not so many. I will come back with my favorites some day!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A musicality that hits my core!

Adrian and Amanda Costa mede it again!  The way they do relate to the music  - I am just dreaming of it!

I can every now and then spot the patterns their teachers - Jorge and Maria Dispari - use but Adrian and Amanda have integrated those steps totally to their OWN dance; they are not puting up some copies.

Please enjoy!  Start by clicking here to a facebook link.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Frostbite 2015: Javier Rodriguez & Noelia Barsi

I have followed Javiers path since 2004 when he was dancing with Ceraldine Rojas.

He has an ability to cooperate with his partners and create an elegant atmosphere and dance. So also with Noelia!

I had some problems with audience geting in a prominent position, therefore I have used this oval framing. I appologize if you can't follow some interesting movements which are happening behind the frame!

DJs on Youtube: Xenia

This late I realized the possibility to listen a milonga evening or part of it on youtube!

Here  you have Xenia!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A capricious joy

The joy of dancing is a capricious companion nowadays!

Earlier it was enough to enter to a tango venue and I was lifted from my daily hassles. I got a clear feeling of dancing, a connection to the music and to my partner for the tanda. It is not so anymore.

During many years I never checked who of my friends was going out to a specific place. I just went there and find my partners there or made new aquintances. Today I don't go if my favorit partners decide to stay at home.

Venues which have put me in the mood for years don't have that power anymore. I do not know why the change is taking place now but I am curious where this new track is going to take me!

One old place is still on top: Pele!

For some reason it has always had a vivid attraction to the crowds here. During long times the only place where we could get some food, drinks and a place to sit down for a talk. It is a family own place and one of the sons is running it now. But his mother is still participating - sitting on the wheelchair and though she doesn't recognize us anymore we chat with her for a while between dances.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Frostbite 2015: Horacio & Magdalena and Solo Tango

I start this short playlist with the 4th song!

In the beginning Horacio is instructing the Solo tango orchestra from Moscow as a reincarnation of d'Arienzo!  Enjoy!

During this weekend I became aware of Magdalenas beautiful walk in ipsilateral way - as opposite for the usual dissociated walk. Just watch her backwards walk in the very beginning of the 4th song! The whole left side is moving and then the right side with the foot, right hip and right shoulder simultaneusly back!

She is using the technique during every song and doing it beautifully!

Frostbite 2015:Pablo Rodriguez & Corina Herrera

This was my first occasion to meet Pablo and Corina and they were great!

The dances were wonderful and they were dancing beautifully together. One central detail not realy visible on videos is Pablos enormous concentration during the dance - I think it was on music but it could be on the dance itself or on something else.

Here you have my recordings from Frostbite 2015: Pablo & Corina

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