Dancing from the music: Adrian and Amanda Costa - Flor de Montserrat

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Sorry i could'nt resist adding my 2cents...(video)

And i second that feeling Mari...

They will be teaching before and performing at the Fire And Flame Ball...Next week..

See you there Chrisjj?
 

Peaches

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My god. Beautiful. I love how a the vast majority of what they're doing is just very simple steps...but they make it so INTERESTING!!! Yay!

I did get twinges that he was more interested in showing off than really dancing with her, but I'm willing to overlook that because of the simple but not interesting quality of things.

Puuuurrrrty!

I also loved that he actually syncopates his dancing, and dances to that particular milonga rhythm. So few leaders do this, and even so few teachers address it. Thank goodness for my first teacher who introduced me to it right off the bat. So nice to see people doing something with such a beautiful and unique rhythmic pattern.
 

Subliminal

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It seems like a lot of the old school milonga patterns I've seen are like that. The guy does something different, the woman keeps the rhythm.
 
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Hi Peaches

I enjoyed reading your comments about what you saw in the video...Nothing beats being in the same room seeing and feeling the emotional content of their dancing which camera phones and such cannot convey well enough..The steps may seem simple.But for me they give them value in the music and this is so very hard not to mention the elegance that is then the result of the way they are dancing, but most of all they dance not only for each other but the music...

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This video of them is old but still makes me feel great whenever i watch it...
 

Peaches

Well-Known Member
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Hi Peaches

I enjoyed reading your comments about what you saw in the video...Nothing beats being in the same room seeing and feeling the emotional content of their dancing which camera phones and such cannot convey well enough..The steps may seem simple.But for me they give them value in the music and this is so very hard not to mention the elegance that is then the result of the way they are dancing, but most of all they dance not only for each other but the music...
Oh, I absolutely agree. I didn't mean "simple" in a negative way at all; I just meant it in the sense that the majority of their steps are basic side/forward/back steps...but done well, with style, in a way that made the absolute most of the music, and with nice embellishments. It's so hard to take simple things, stripped of anything typically considered eye-catching and fancy, and to make them eye-catching.
 

dchester

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Staff member
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Oh, I absolutely agree. I didn't mean "simple" in a negative way at all; I just meant it in the sense that the majority of their steps are basic side/forward/back steps...but done well, with style, in a way that made the absolute most of the music, and with nice embellishments. It's so hard to take simple things, stripped of anything typically considered eye-catching and fancy, and to make them eye-catching.
Exactly!!! One measure of greatness is to be able to do difficult things well, but another is to be able to make simple stuff become special.

(maybe some day I will get there)
 
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I enjoy watching these videos first with the music off, becase sometimes listening to the music will influency my eyes. Watching only shows me how well or not the partnership connection is working. You can really tell if a couple if listening to each other as well as the music. Then when the music is back on I can appreciate how they are responding to the music as well as their partnership.
 

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