Tango Argentino > Flav & Vincent on Strictly - Stunning Milonga

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Heather2007, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

  2. Captain Jep

    Captain Jep New Member

    Great! I know this performance will get the usual its-not-real-milonga comments (I see its got one already) but for me it captures the playful essence of the dance. And they seemed really to enjoy themselves too!
  3. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

  4. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    .. but have you read the post till the end: I like their dancing, and I donĀ“t mind the rest.
  5. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    My reply from the other thread video section, about the same video:

    My opinion, not bad. Not bad at all! It actually looks like a milonga. There are a few portions where the "Choreography" becomes obvious (self lead boleos, Too large strides, Dancing in promenade too much, etc.), a show tango (Milonga) should always look lead. But, otherwise, OK.
  6. bastet

    bastet Active Member

    I'm in full agreement with Ampster. It wasn't too bad...they lost me more at the end with some stuff that doesn't really feel like milonga movment and some overobvious choreographing with all those ganchos.

    I think the cutest part no one even appreciated- him stepping her up to walk on his feet.
  7. Captain Jep

    Captain Jep New Member

    They also so obviously have a great connection on the dance floor. He doesnt feel the need to pose with her - he can just be. Which is made more delicious because he always portrays himself as a bit of a poser (an "Italian stallion").

    She also moves so beautifully (even when she's not particularly experienced in a dance - as with this one).

    You probably know they were together as a couple until last year (or was it the year before?) She went off with her dance partner on the show. Vincent was devastated and for a while their connection wasnt really "working". Now I think it's back and you can hear it loud and clear ...
  8. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    Of course it was choreographed, but so what...it's television!

    Not usually a Flavia fan, but I thought this to be well done. Good job! Thanks for the post.
  9. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    I do realize its choreographed. What I was alluding to in my first reply is that, the hallmark of a great Tango performance should not have the look and feel of being choreographed.

    Of course this is observation of mine is based on the professional AT dancers I know, and the performances I've seen and admired.
  10. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Amps, if that felt directed towards you, my friend, it wasn't, actually. :D It was really more towards Captain's reference that, he's right, some will get on the improv high-horse (as if AT is never choreo'd even in argentina).
  11. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    Angel, no. Not at all. Were cool. :rocker:
  12. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Flav & Vinny's track

    And, and, and...does anybody know the piece to which they're dancing - it's a great little clowny number :D
  13. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Milonga de mis Amores ( as danced by Pablo Veron and sally Potter in the Tango Lesson)
    there's about 50 different recording on i-toons alone
  14. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Ta, chook:banana:
  15. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    all the T L songs are now hard wired into my system....:)

    you're welcome.
  16. Me

    Me New Member

    Must disagree. It is a well-known fact (widely documented on Wikipedia) that Argentines have a statistically higher midi-chlorian count when compared to, say, all other dancers in the world. They do not lead and follow - They simply see the dance before it happens. No need for choreography.

  17. Zoopsia59

    Zoopsia59 Well-Known Member

    That explains why some dances look more like battles between adversaries. Must be a dark side of the force dancer with a light side of the force dancer anticipating each others attacks...
  18. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

  19. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member


    attacktango ; so thats what I'm dancing

    Luke; I'm your father.
  20. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    Its "Milonga de mis amores." This specific arrangement is by Juan D'Arienzo.

    It can be found in this album:


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