Flav & Vincent on Strictly - Stunning Milonga

#2
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!
 

Ampster

Active Member
#5
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.
 

bastet

Active Member
#6
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.
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
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 ...
 

Angel HI

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#8
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.
 

Ampster

Active Member
#9
Of course it was choreographed, but so what...it's television!
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.
 

Angel HI

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#10
I do realize its choreographed.
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).
 

Ampster

Active Member
#11
Originally Posted by Ampster

I do realize its choreographed.
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).
Angel, no. Not at all. Were cool. :rocker:
 

Me

New Member
#16
...(as if AT is never choreo'd even in argentina).
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.

 

Zoopsia59

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#17
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.

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...
 

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