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Discussion in 'Videos' started by Ampster, May 25, 2008.

  1. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    We were asked a few days ago to dance at Seattle's Northwest Folk Life Festival. Part of the exhibitions were "Couples Dances." A representation of all social dances available in Seattle.

    We were asked to represent the Seattle Tango people. We chose to do an Improv number to "Malena."

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  2. kieronneedscake

    kieronneedscake New Member

    Props for sticking yourself out in public like that. I think that's a fine demonstration of what we might consider "social" tango. :applause:

    Don't suppose you fancied doing a colgada over the edge of the stage? :p
  3. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Ampster that was done very well. In the first section the slow motions, the standing, waiting, shifting - then the giro at the first refrain and then the calesita as an eyecatcher - and in the end finishing with some rythmic patterns must have been convincing.

  4. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

  5. jfm

    jfm Active Member

    Is this a sneaky way to lure us all to Seattle so we can dance with you? On the basis of your video I'm certainly tempted!
  6. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    Thanks all :p

    Yup, the theme of the showcase was "Couple Dancing in Seattle." We conciuosly refrained from doing the "Showy and flashy" stuff, as we (and all the other performers) wanted to show the audience (the majority of whom were non-dancers), something that they themselves could aspire to by showing things that were "real." Things you can actually do in a milonga (or in any other venue appropriate to the dance).
  7. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    ;) :rolleyes: :D
  8. Me

    Me New Member

    Careful Ampster... it's addictive! You start out with 'just one' exhibition and then before you know it, you're buying more shoes, more dresses, planning your diet around certain weekends... oh of course, I wouldn't know anything about this. I'm talking about... a friend! Yes, that's it... a friend...
  9. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    Lol! Me, too late, I... *ahem,* *My friend* already has 6 pairs at the ready with 2 more on the way.
  10. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    The way it's filmed, it looks like you're dancing on a rope.

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