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.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Learning By Looking: Suavecito Por Favor!

Alex Long wrote after my two previous posts on Learning By Looking,

Hola Cheri...when I was at the 1 yr mark, I set up my camera on a tripod and set it to take about 8 frames per second (video is 30 frames per second) and then I started dancing with my partner. After looking at the photos, there were some very glaring things I needed to seriously work on and rein in. I remember saying to myself "what is my foot doing way out there!?" can be a very helpful tool...

Alex's photo series for auto-correction sounds fabulous. Unfortunately we all don't have that kind of equipment. Maybe video in slo-mo?

So let's see some more pictures and what we can learn from them.

What the heck is happening here? Both people have equal weight between two bent knees--is it tango? Looks more like the lambada. But it also looks like they are stuck. I wonder how they got out of this?

Another guy firmly planted on two bent legs. What's he trying to get her to do? And why is her foot so far into him?

Ooh, don't twist my back like that, you're hurting me!

Don't you know you're supposed to do an ocho here?

1 comment:

Dorothy Rimson said...

All the very best for upcoming festive season. Hope you have a great time.