December 31, 2009

Another great tango photo site

Tango, Breakdance, Urban Life photography and Forest lomography by Alexander Zabara

My friend Rebecca hipped me to this site of Russian photographer Alexander Zabara. It has some cool shots of tango dancing and break dancing among other things. Nice black and white stuff.

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December 23, 2009

Photo Gallery - Boston Globe

Tango - The Big Picture -

Boston Globe assembled a really nice gallery of tango photos to accompany the UNESCO announcement in October. I just noticed them today. Check them out!

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July 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by micmac71

Very tender....

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July 16, 2009

Gancho Torsion

tango d'epoca
Originally uploaded by micmac71

Once again I am captivated by a photograph of the talented Italian photographer MicMac71. This photo captures a very fast moment in the dance, and the figure of the couple is beautiful.

I am intrigued by the technique of the dancers. In particular, I notice that the woman's shoulders are more-or-less level, while her pelvis appears to have a contrapposto slope (the right hip, from which her leg does the hook, is released down; her right shoulder is angled slightly up). Her torso is upright, and she appears to be in perfect balance on her forward leg. Despite the vigorous action of the movement she is doing, her body is poised and her face is calm, almost indifferent.

I see that her weight-bearing leg is bent, and although she is the dominant figure, her head is lower than her partner's.

Her spiralic posture is completed by her eyes looking towards her own foot.

The man appears to have ample flexion in both knees, particularly the forward one on which he is lunging. His next move will be to shift his weight back, as she unwinds to face him, undoubtedly the reverse of how they got into this gancho in the first place.

This photograph is as absorbing as a sculpture. Amazing.

Wonderful photograph. Wonderful dance technique.

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November 30, 2008

TANGO...... alma, dolor y pasión.

TANGO...... alma, dolor y pasión.

Originally uploaded by C.Muá

The photographer says:
Vivencia intransferible del cuerpo. Magia en el encuentro, en el alma no hay más lugar que para el tango milonguero. Que no quede viruta en el piso de la academia, brilla el charol siguiendo el compás. Ciñendo el talle y mirándose a los ojos, así se baila el tango, sentido y pasional.

[My loose and weak translation. Suggestions for a better translation welcomed.] Intransferable experience of the body. Magic in the encounter. In the soul there is no space for anything more than the milonguero tango. So that there won't be wood shavings left on the floor of the academy, the gleam of the shoes follows the beat of the music. Encircling the waist and looking each other in the eyes, this is how is danced the tango, felt and passional.

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March 08, 2007

Photos of Roberto Herrera and Tamara Bisceglia

This site has an interesting photo collection of Roberto Herrera and Tamara Bisceglia, from Tangoball in Wien - 2.12.2006, Parkhotel Schönbrunn

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February 26, 2007

Photos of Peter Pango - Photos de Tango a Marseille et ailleurs

Speaking of tango photos - these are worth checking out.

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July 09, 2006

Malena canta el tango

Malena canta.jpg

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October 30, 2005

Halloween Tango @ Sidebar

A few scenes from "Vampire's Tango :: The Milonga Masquerade" (October 29, 2005 at The Sidebar in Champaign, Illinois).






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September 20, 2005

photos from quad day performances

Photos from Kalev Leetaru's UIUC Campus Photos taken on Quad Day, August 23, 2005, at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Tango dancers: Bahadir Urkmez and Elena DiMauro, and Joe Grohens and Aishah Patterson. See more photos in the extended entry below.

Click images to enlarge.

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June 13, 2005

Following the Sound of Tango

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Fil writes:
Diana and I were just walking around Millenium Park in Chicago when we heard a familiar tune being played from what I thought was a Bandoneon. It wasn't a bandoneon after all, but the tune was definitely familiar. It was La Cumprasita. I proceeded to toss in some cash for her "schooling" fund and we then danced for a few precious moments.


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January 02, 2005

Torito's web site

Rob "Torito" Nuijten of Amsterdam publishes a very interesting, and attractively designed, web site for tango in Netherlands. Links of interest:

From browsing his "Tango agenda" just now, I learned of the death of Jose Libertella, cited below.

On a lighter note, Torito reports on a great tango video clip ( "Uniquely Spikey".) from a TV commercial of the Singapore travel industry. (Requires QuickTime).

Fun: Webmovie commercial spotted: Dancing Tango for Singapore. Bold man with lady in selfmade SM bra. (Who are they, do you know?)

One must note that Torito takes some very nice tango photographs, as I have mentioned previously.

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December 28, 2004

Power to the Tangueros

This interesting tango graffitti art comes from a collection of Photos from Barcelona.

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December 13, 2004

Los Guapos

On Flickr photo-sharing, Lujan posted these photos from Buenos Aires that he took last July. Click for larger view.

I reflect that there is a lot to be said for walking with one's head up! Man these guys look good.

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October 07, 2004

Tango Place

Interesting photo from Montreal with tango signage. I guess this must be the front entrance of Tango Libre. Have any readers been there? Les voitures sont peu des vieilles, non ??

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