I rather liked that. He looked like he was having so much fun he couldn't stop himself showing off! And who could blame him? Except for John Em, apparently.
Suggest you read my post again. And you make my point.
It's a performance - indeed he is showing off how clever he is!
I never said you couldn't enjoy it for what it is, that's their purpose
after all. But I'd rather not be on the same floor as others "performing"
like that, it doesn't create easy co-existence as is proved at many milongas.
Are there specific moves which they execute which are not used on the social dance floor where you dance?
done that and left it behind. For me tango is dancing in the moment to the music,
that is indeed the charm of it. Pre-learned moves don't usually fit the music
unless they are choreographed. Much of Tristezas was just ignored here.
Here in the USA, particularly in New York City, most of what they do can be seen - maybe not done as well, but it's done on the social dance floor.
What most people abroad perceive as Argentine Tango is not what the Argentines
themselves dance. It amuses me to learn that people going to BsAs ask teachers
to prepare them for dancing there. Isn't that recognition enough that mostly
we don't actually dance Argentine Tango but some derivation received via
show-tango/fantasia which seems to have morphed into a semi-standardised
teaching tango abbreviated for marketing and convenience to VU.
And while many are learning so-called Villa Urquiza, my understanding
is that the original VU has been largely lost in favour of staying in a
milonguero embrace. See the Tango Voice blog for more about that.