Ballroom Dance > Videos > Mirko & Alessia's last Tango (at the World's Most Important Competition 2009)

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Dapenda, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Dapenda

    Dapenda New Member

  2. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

    Thanks for sharing, Dapenda!
     
  3. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    great vid -- thanks for sharing, dapenda. i really enjoyed their dancing...it's so exciting and nuanced.

    as for the end...that was quite a kiss at the close of the vid. don't think i've ever seen a kiss quite like that on the comp floor.
     
  4. Me

    Me New Member

    Okay, well... I don't know any of couples' names, so...

    I really liked the dynamic of couple 122. Can somebody tell me their names?

    Not to hijjack this thread, but.... wow. A lot of the dancing in this clip just seems to scream why I just don't like the way international tango is being danced! I don't understand the need to move the head as though you are dodging punches.
     
  5. vcolfari

    vcolfari Member

    Jonathan Wilkins and Hazel Newberry
     
  6. emeralddancer

    emeralddancer Active Member

    Hazel and Jonathan are awesome. so polished and they looked like they were having fun instead of the stern faces you often see.

    I sincerely hope that it means tango is changing to a more "soft" look.
     
  7. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    visibly demonstrating nuance...connection...speed-->stillness...musicality

    the very reasons why i like it. ;)
     
  8. Me

    Me New Member

    Thank you so much! :)

    Yes... Jonathan & Hazel really stood out to me because their dancing was the definition of the points you just made... I think their dancing was really very nice. :) None of this excessive head weaving that, in my opinion, is distracting and ridiculous.

    Three cheers for good, clean dancing!
     
  9. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    funny how our eyes see different things...they are my least favorites of the wonderful bunch.

    i happen to really enjoy and appreciate the head movements...doesn't seem ridiculous to me at all. it says to me: power, balance, flexibility and sensitivity. nuthin' ridiculous 'bout that. :D
     
  10. sofi

    sofi New Member

    Is Intl Tango moving more towards a smoother look now? I noticed that there wasn't as much of that whiplashy-look.
     
  11. gracie

    gracie Active Member

    Does look softer, now that you mention it. Allessia has such a glamorous look and rarely smiles, but for her it works. Sad I never saw them in person before they retired.
     
  12. contracheck

    contracheck New Member

    It looks that way. They even kiss lip-to-lip in public, and the woman wipes out the stain from the man's face-not a bad gesture.
     
  13. Angelo

    Angelo Member

    dat wuz some mad hot ballroom right dere
     
  14. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    absolutely great tango, thanks for posting! I actually saw it in person - that's 2009 blackpool, very amazing!
     
  15. dlgodud

    dlgodud Active Member

    Lucky you! Their tango makes me crazy!!!!:D
     
  16. NonieS

    NonieS Well-Known Member


    I saw this in person too!!! managed to sneak in the second row :D was sitting right behind John Wood and Snieguole and a few chairs away from Victor Kanevsky lol... it was sooo cool!!! (the dancing, not the seating... though that was cool too)
     
  17. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    Saw it in person too:) Fabulous!
     
  18. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Well-Known Member

    Like the spontaneous kiss too... It seemed to me to be a 'thank you' kiss. :)

    And I will agree with those who say.. this demonstrated what I don't like about standard tango or standard anything. :)
     

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