Sunday, 26 October 2008

A nice performance

I saw a nice performance tonight by some teachers who were visiting London.

In the tango, there were some lifts and some splits, which are the kind of thing that makes me laugh; and because the performance was to some extent at least improvised, they looked a bit rough. But I found that appealing. I liked it as a whole - it was playful and not overwrought. The daft bits are just fun if they're not taken too seriously, which they weren't.

The milonga was great, and functioned as a very good advertisement for their milonga workshop tomorrow (later today, actually - oops).

7 comments:

Limerick Tango said...

..and they are?

msHedgehog said...

Erm, hang on, I have the flyer here somewhere. Anibal Lautaro and Valeria Maside are their names.

Elizabeth said...

Hey, I looked them up. They have a fresh take on things, very enjoyable! Thanks for that.

ghost said...

An interesting observation made to me at the end of Sunday evening was that despite having done taught three workshops, when the practica came (and they could sit down, have a drink, wander off and otherwise die quietly in the corner) they instead spent the whole time enthusiastically dancing and helping people. They're very passionate about tango and sharing it and it shows.

msHedgehog said...

Oh, I'm glad I know someone who went. Did you find out by any chance what they meant by "neadles for men" in the flyer?

ghost said...

I only did the last (milonga) workshop - however I had a wander around youtube beforehand and found

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIl4W1ZNLf4

so my guess by process of elimination is that needles are the move he does at 1.09. Reminds me of Bugs Bunny cartoons where the character's feet / legs get twisted up. Apparently it's more stable. My concern is that it would wreck my knees in the long term.

ghost said...

From http://tango.playposse.com/wiki/article.html?keyword=adorno#wiki-heading-8

Aguja or Needle

An adornment for the man done with the working foot vertical with the toe into the floor while pivoting inside a molinete.