After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hold Me, Hug Me

Now that the man's left hand has been put on display and is being voted on (!), let's show a few various ways for the woman to use her left arm to embrace her partner.

The Hug:

The "El Beso" Strong Woman:

The "I'm not really that into you":

The "Salida Americana" in reverse:

The "Ooh, I'm just so happy to be dancing tango but I really don't know how yet":

The "You're a Good Boy, Che":

The "Tell Me More":

The Mushy Girlfriend "Hug That Will Make a Fortune as a Poster":

The Casual Nuevo:

The Happy Campers!


Tina said...

I am so totally the "El Beso" Strong Woman. I evolved into that this year.

In fact, don't forget the "arm lifter" which is what I USED to be. I'll find a picture ;-)

Anonymous said...

Cherie, where's the "Geraldine"???!!!

tangocherie said...

Come on, girls, send in those photos!

one2tango said...

Oh, YES, the El Beso Strong Woman, definitely.
It´s very hip now in Bs As, ain´t it?;)
But it shouldn´t be done at all costs, if the man is too tall, it really isn´t pretty, nor comfortable ( the ´false Geraldine´.. is she still around?)
:)a nice collection, though!

Elizabeth said...

I was remember a radical embrace on TangoandChaos, which I found again. Chapter 5, Page 8, Noemi Yodici.

Anonymous said...

I'm more like 'the hug', if the man isn't too tall :)
incidentally, the 'hug' dancers and two friends of mine. the www is becoming smaller and smaller, like the real world, I suppose.


Anonymous said...

I like 'the hug' more if there's the right music...otherwise the 'El Beso strong woman'.
Incidentally, the 'hug dancers' are two friends of mine. the www is becoming smaller and smaller, like the real world, I suppose.


Elizabeth said...

P.S. I like the "hug" if the height is right, or the "El Beso"...depends on the man and the mood.

tangocherie said...

Elizabeth, thanks for the suggestion to look on Tango and Chaos for the picture you were referring to. But while I really enjoyed perusing the site (Rick has added a lot more info recently), I couldn't find the photo of Noemi Yodici.

If you can locate it, and we can get "the Geraldine" and "the arm lifter," we can update my post!