Tango Argentino > Videos > Colgadas AcceptingLovingSharing Gentle" posture

Discussion in 'Videos' started by bordertangoman, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Colgadas teach us how to relax from that "OldFashoinedOpenChestedStrongTangoDancer" posture to gain an "AcceptingLovingSharing Gentle" posture.

  2. Subliminal

    Subliminal Well-Known Member

    Nice. I much prefer this style of modern tango to the snappy harsh style people often adopt when doing performances or demonstrations.
  3. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    You know I really venerate this couple, but I find that motto almost impudent.
  4. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Huh. Many thoughts...

    1) I've danced with Murat in the course of a lesson and he was, without a doubt, the.easiest.clearest.most gentle lead I have ever felt. T'was not like leading and following. T'was that nirvana of "one mind, one body, four legs". Kinda freaky at first--"OMG, I don't know what he's leading! I can't feel anything!... ... ...Oh...huh...I'm doing it. Cool!"

    2) As much as I appreciate his (and her) dancing, and their mastery over this style, I don't like this video as a performance. I just didn't find it very musical at all. I actually tend to prefer M&M when they dance more traditionally. However...

    3) If this was a post-class demonstration, I thought it was phenomenal. Hell, even if it wasn't, I thought the dancing was amazing. Not what I want my dancing to be like all the time, or even what I want to see others doing all the time, but for what it was, they do it exceptionally well. As an illustration of an idea--impudent or not--it was amazing.

    4) ETA: Also, impudent or not, the "motto" or the idea of a softer embrace that accepts and transfers energy being learned from colgadas is a very true one. They are a fantastic way to really understand and explore that whole concept...and there's no way to hide bad technique with it.

    Thanks for sharing!
  5. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Zoopsia, if you're out there. Does the section starting around 3:12 in that video ring a bell?

    (hint: alternative tanda with the song, Borges Y Paraguay)

  6. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Re: "Accepting-Loving-Sharing-Gentle" posture

    call out to a drowning people: "Relax and move your arms in circles..."

    But their teaching and that subtitling are different shoes, anyway.
  7. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Um...what's your point?
  8. Hey, I attended that class! :)
    They have a very unique way to approach colgadas, it was a really good class (the other ones weren't that great unfortunately).
  9. LadyLeader

    LadyLeader Active Member

    There is quite many early videos on YouTube where Murat is dancing with several other partners. How do you like them?
  10. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    That you were right ;)
  11. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    For a long time I favourt the Mariana Galassi period. It resembled more my style and approach than his contemporary work.
  12. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    yes i agree i find tis video hypnotic and fascinating..

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