Tango Argentino > Is Tango Danced on the Falkland Islands?

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by UKDancer, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. sixela

    sixela Well-Known Member

    They fessed up to Mónica Paz (links higher up in the thread), and she definitely seems a woman to me.

    But of course, what they'd tell Mónica and what they'd tell Jantango is coloured by their perception of Mónica and jantango and the context (which we're not part of), and what any of us would remember from exactly the same conversation is coloured by our own perception and pre-existing cognos.

    Reminds me that I should watch Rash̄omon once more.
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  2. sixela

    sixela Well-Known Member

    What I mean is that if the embrace is always VU-style like (i.e. joined at the leader's right with a variable amount of V and some extra room at the leader's right at some points in time but with the same connection points, and never 'headlight to headlight') I don't consider that very 'dynamic' even though the abrazo does change a bit.

    I reserve the use of 'dynamic' to more radical changes within one track.
  3. AndaBien

    AndaBien Well-Known Member

    From which perspective?
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  4. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    In front of the telly, I'd guess.
  5. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    and with subtitles..
  6. sixela

    sixela Well-Known Member

    Wrong :-].
  7. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    I've snipped out parts for brevity but all of Zoopsia's comments are in accord with what I've heard from the milongueros who travelled to my area, what I've read of their interviews & seen in their interviews with Monica Paz.

    of course the reason for dancing the woman with her back to the tables was to protect her from bumps, but his buddies at the tables appreciated it too.

    This was mentioned by a few dancers from Bs.As. usually mentioned when the teacher was talking to the guys, separate from the women. In one case his partner overheard him. She said "I don't want men looking at my butt when I dance". He smiled & said "men are looking at your butt if you dance or not".
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  8. jantango

    jantango Active Member

    I have viewed all of the milonguero/a interviews made by Monica Paz. Can you point out which milongueros admitted they showed off on the milonga floor? I will review your list and retract my comments if necessary.

    www.youtube.com/practimilongueros is one place to find the interviews.
  9. sixela

    sixela Well-Known Member

    There's no need for you to 'retract' anything, or even to determine 'who's right'. Since showing off is such an ill-defined term, it's a futile debate anyway...

    ...given that the link allows anyone to see the primary sources and make up his or her own mind (without needing to be fenced in by the narrow confines of an argument), I'd simply encourage everyone to look at the interviews.
  10. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    That wasn't _REAL_ tango! It was just "tango" for gullible rubes!
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  11. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Valentino reportedly learned tango from an Argentine room mate, and was a dance escort type in the fashionable dance places in NYC. What was put on film... Who knows?
  12. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    That wasn't _REAL_ tango! It was just "tango" for gullible rubes!
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  13. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    We´re all gullible rubes, somehow, somewhere, somewhen. So may I ask you to dance, my lovely yokel?
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  14. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    I really don´t know, but at 1:01 Copes talks about an emergency landing on the malvinas...

    By the way, I found this vid worth watching (though it´s lengthy at times) because the historical constellation of Copes-Piazzolla (nuevo dancing and nuevo music) became much clearer for me now.

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