Thursday, June 21, 2012

Catch the Flirtation

Here's a new video, hot off the presses!  The performance was recorded at a festival in Karlsruhe, Germany on May 26, and just published on Youtube today!

Sebastian Jimenez and Maria Ines Bogado are emerging tango stars who launched their career by winning the 2010 world championship in Buenos Aires for Tango Salon.  We Argentine Tango people are not big on competitions, but winning this annual event brought instant worldwide recognition to the young artists.  Sebastian was only 18 at the time! 

They are students of Carlos and Rosa Perez, masters of the Villa Urquiza Style, the style I call Rose Vine Tango, which I love and I teach. 

In the following video, watch to see if you can identify where are the Vine Segments (walks and traveling figures) and where are the Roses and Rose Clusters (stationary and circular figures, and sequences of Roses).  This exercise may help my tanguero readers with their improvisation, and help some of my tango teacher readers to further help their students improvise competently and confidently. (And my tanguera readers can just enjoy the knowledge.)

In this video, in addition to watching for Vine Segments and Roses or Rose Clusters, notice the firtation initated by Maria Ines when she doesn't just take Sebastian's game at 2:27 passively, but at 2:30 she returns the game on him . . . and how sensually she does it!

The music is Esta Noche de Luna, by the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese, with singer Jorge Maciel.

In the coming weeks, I'll be posting more videos from Sebastian and Maria Ines' performance at this festival, with some more mini-lessons for you.

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