An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
A Head's Up!
Tango is all about the embrace. Following a series of posts on the embrace, right and left arms, and a question brought up because of the difference in how Tina and I hold our heads, here's some more food for thought: where is your head?
I like all of these. The posture is straight and elegant, and the couples appear very connected. Small adjustments have been made to accommodate the different heights of the dancers without distorting their alignment.
I like how this lady (right) is straight and elegant--but, as lovely as she is, she's forgetting that the face dances too.
The couple below look more like they are going to kiss than to dance on a crowded floor. It's true they do appear very connected with this nose-to-nose lead, but how can he see where they are going?
Here we have some Down-Lookers:
And these last two photos show what it looks like NOT to be in a tango-trance:
What is she thinking about?