Tango Argentino > The Booty Misconception

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by TomTango, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. itwillhappen

    itwillhappen Active Member

    Beginning with tango I was surprised to see some eligible tangueros (seldom tangueras) dancing with a bad looking posture.
    It took me some time to figure out, that this posture was a relict of "export tango", used by professional contemporary/modern dancers to gain flexibility to express best with her body, imitated by second level tango teachers, adopted by midfield tangueros that never had not much to express and many years of experience didn't change that.
    But with that experience they can embrace and lead quite well, additionally the can look onto their feet to make things easy. :D

    What I really want to say: people complaining about other peoples posture often target to the inner attitude of them. :cool:

    BTW: I was by no way concerned about their health - the main risk is to sit an office chair and not to dance. :nurse:
  2. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    I would not reduce it only to a question of quality and proficiency. It also reflects a generation issue. All those first generation tango teachers in europe used to propagate this style. We also call it kitchen style over here, because those pathfinders figured it out on their own on the basis of rare video material. Milonguero style (narrow sense) came up as a crosscurrent development at the end of the century.
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  3. ArbeeNYC

    ArbeeNYC Member

    Seems to me that Noelia is simply a curvaceous young woman. I didn't notice any undue exaggeration here. Ms Pandolfi on the other hand, I'm not so sure about. Then again, I'm no expert on posture and alignment.
  4. ArbeeNYC

    ArbeeNYC Member

    Looks stiff to me. And I don't like his arm position. And what is with the upright thumb? Also, they're not really "embracing." Close, but no cigar.
  5. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    I was referring to posture, not the position of the thumb. Sorry for not being more clear.

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