Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by opendoor, Apr 9, 2013.
Oh I'm _sure_ that on 1951 D'Arienzo they'll dance completely differently (not).
..but you should dance rooted or at least grounded!
Then someone should tell the milonga organisers of Buenos Aires
that this so-called outlawing of the backstep needs to be enforced.
A 'step' 'outlawed'? This, in the dance that has no steps and no rules?
Yes, that's the one!
My impression is that those competitions are mostly for people who cannot dance, but look for acceptance in the tango world, and need to be validated somehow.
I remember the last time I danced with a leader who took a step backward in the line of dance. The police came rushing in, the whole milonga stopped, and he was hauled away. We've never seen him since. I was forced to stand on a scaffold with a scarlet B pinned to my chest for the rest of the evening just for having been the one dancing with him. It's taken me years to get over the shame and guilt. I am only just now beginning to rebuild, and the newer dancers who don't know any better are inviting me to dance. I can only hope that in another 10 or 20 years' time, I can finally put it behind me.
That would be wannabe authentic AT teachers with a passport, then?
Wannabe AT teachers for sure. not sure what you mean by authentic.
How did you form this impression? Are the competitors not good dancers? How then do they succeed in competition?
Oh, dear. Now you've gone and done it.
Few of the competitors are good dancers, actually.
How they succeed in competition and what the competition is about is the point of the discussion.
What has she done?
What is wrong about discussing the statement "if a person won/placed high in a tango competition he or she must be good at tango" ?
You mean with a diploma? yeah, something like that
LOL I still dont get it. You are saying these people enter competitions and cannot dance?
Yes, many of them are not good tango dancers.
And those who are, do not dance their best because of the restrictive format.
Because now we're going to get the "winning competitions doesn't make a good dancer" argument and the "that's not tango" discussion.
I'll tell you more. Some people who are horrible, truly horrible tango dancers, teach. And they have people taking their classes.
It seems new to bailamosdance, so why not.
As long as we are talking of tango as a social dance, then I wholeheartedly agree that competition success is very unlikely to make a good dancer, and that the sort of dancing that wins competitions is useless to social dancers.
There's nothing wrong with being an entertainer, of course, and competitive success sets you up for performance - but I want to dance tango, not watch someone else perform.
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