Sunday, March 16, 2014

A gorgeous tango, and what it can teach you!

February 26, 2014

On Valentine's Day we listened to six versions of a romantic tango, entitled "Esta Noche de Luna", and we looked at videos of two couples beautifully interpreting it.  Here's the article, in case you missed it.

Then last Sunday, I introduced you to Juan Martin Carrara and Stefania Colina, whom I had just discovered, by sending you a playlist of four pieces from a performance of theirs back in 2011. I had said that I was featuring this couple particularly for their musicality.

Today I'd like to share with you a more recent video of Juan Martin and Stefania dancing to "Esta Noche de Luna"!  (This is the version by Osvaldo Pugliese, with Jorge Maciel singing.)

Please watch it just for pleasure one or more times.  Then I'd like you to watch the video, specifically observing the choices BOTH partners make in interpreting the music.

Tangueras, notice how Stefania embellishes precisely to embellishments in the music.  And how she is not following passively, but rather how she's putting her strong feeling for and understanding of the music into her response to the lead!  See if you can tell what is being led, and what is coming from HER.  It is distinguishable!  

I invite you to comment below!

Tangueros, what is Juan Martin finding in the music that he uses so beautifully to add drama and emotion to his interpretation?

I invite you too to comment below!

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The musical elements that Stefania and Juan Martin are responding to with such clarity and feeling are some of the things we study in an organized and structured way in my online home study program, "Informed Tango Musicality".   In fact, in Part 2 of the program, we will analyze today's video, and several others, to help you immediatly apply these concepts to YOUR tango!

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