Saturday 1463 – 15th July 2012.
“You can dance anywhere and you can dance in your mind, in your heart.”–Jacques D’Amboise
I know this blog is often serious and I make no apologies about that as I guess I am quite a serious person. I don’t think I had realised just how much this is so but it has become apparent to me since I started this blog that at times I do want to use it to talk about issues that are of importance to me.
I DO hope my sense of humour can be glimpsed too!
I am reminded that this blog isn’t just what I am thinking about but what I am doing on each of the last 1500 Saturdays I might have left.
So today’s is about unbridled pleasure..
It was my daughter’s birthday in December and I bought her a present that she has only just received, but definitely worth waiting for, tickets to see Midnight Tango in Milton Keynes, home of the Open University, Concrete Cows and Grid pattern streets that all look the same!.
Here’s a bit from the advertising blurb which tells you a little about it though it doesn’t mention that there’s also a lot of comedy in there –
“Midnight Tango is set in a late night bar in downtown Buenos Aires and featuring some of the finest Tango dancers in the world and live music, Midnight Tango, takes you on a journey into a heart of this intoxicating city. Danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion all combine.”
Unfortunately photography was strictly prohibited and even though I did sneak a couple of shots they weren’t up to much so for once I am using shots found on the internet ( shame on you Helen !! ) to illustrate what I love about the Tango.. The body tension,precision and lines, intimacy, passion and sensuality.
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are brilliant world-class dancers and the show is a showcase for them.
I have credited the photos where I can –
Take a look.
and better still a video of a few bits from the show
If you get the opportunity to see this show I would most definitely take it..
I love this quote attributed to Anastasia Demaggio though I’ve no idea who she is!
“In tango, the relationship between lead and follower, man and woman, is so intense and all-consuming, that there is simply no time for small talk. The last man I danced with, I know more intricately in many ways than his lover: I know that he perspires in a tiny spot above his brow; that when the dance slows and our connection is tight, his breathing almost stops; that when my leg sweeps his, he arches his neck imperceptibly upwards; that when another couple got too close he subconsciously enclosed me in a protective embrace; and that his hand rested so delicately on the flesh of my back. Yet all I know about him are his name and his country of origin. Small talk is a luxury not afforded to us tango addicts.”
and here’s some street Tango in Argentina… I especially like the 2nd half of this video
I hope you’ve enjoyed my happy trip into the world of the Tango
I also have a daily photography blog called Helen’s Photomania which you can find here I hope you’ll pop over and take a look if you haven’t already.