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  1. Argentine Tango Inspiration

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

    In dance Peter and I are still working on Foxtrot. That's one beast of a dance to learn, fyi. But we're starting to get it, which is awesome.  We've also been dabbling a bit in Argentine Tango, which is the ultimate dance for lead-follow because there isn't really any pattern, it's all freestyle and if you don't have a good lead-follow relationship, it's just not going to work, at all.  really, not at all.

    In our early days of dance we looked at videos of real dancers, to see what all this stuff was supposed to look like, and we came across this terrible-quality video of an amazing, magical tango. At the time we didn't realize it was Argentine Tango, but it was always, in our minds, the perfect example of the kind of dance we were interested in: it's not flashy with big moves, it's just technically amazing and showcases such a perfect conversation between two dance partners.  I find it mezmerizing.

    Not to dimish the lead - but I think the magic here is on Natacha Poberaj's part. Watch her footwork, it's perfect. You don't even need to know anything about dance to appreciate the precision with which she moves.

    Here's another, better quality video of another routine that's a bit flashier, but still has the same qualities.

    Obviously Peter and I aren't here yet, but we're having a lot of fun on the road.


  2. 2 comments:

    1. Sara said...

      I have always always loved dance, and always wanted to learn to tango.

    2. burrito said...

      Dancing is awesome - you should totally try one day! I wasn't a dancer growing up, but then Peter and I walked into a ballroom studio a few years ago, and now here we are, spending 2 -3 nights a week dancing and loving it. :)

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