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

samina

Well-Known Member
#3
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.
 

Me

New Member
#4
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.
 
#6
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.
 

Me

New Member
#8
Jonathan Wilkins and Hazel Newberry
Thank you so much! :)

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

samina

Well-Known Member
#9
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
 

gracie

Active Member
#11
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.
 

NonieS

Well-Known Member
#16
absolutely great tango, thanks for posting! I actually saw it in person - that's 2009 blackpool, very amazing!

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)
 

wonderwoman

Well-Known Member
#18
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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