Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tango for Adults

No, not the XXX kind of tango but rather the kind of tango that a friend of mine calls "adult tango" because adults can dance it without looking like fools. Much of the tango dancing backed by Piazzolla's music in YouTube videos is either the herky-jerky "tango" taught in American dance studios or the flamboyant, athletic "tango" which appears on stage in those touring tango shows or in those Buenos Aires clubs that sucker the tourists in for an expensive meal and an "authentic" tango show.

There was a video posted this week that looks like "adult tango" to me. It is smooth, flowing and sensual and respects the meter and intent of the music. Perhaps not quite "street authentic" but still something that adults could aspire to on the neighborhood dance floor.

Here it is - and the band is live and good (although I am not too fond of the sepia tone):

To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site.

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