"Figures of Argentine Tango" page

#4
I think all of the colour pictures are of Cristina and Homer Ladas. Does that mean they were the contributors?
The main driver for this page seems to be "PCirrus2" - one of the wonderful things about Wikipedia is the history function :)

If I have to guess, I'd say that's Homer. Fair enough.

Of course, the other point about Wikipedia is that anyone can edit stuff. So if you disagree with a point, I'd recommend doing just that.
 

sixela

Well-Known Member
#8
What is a figure? I only know actions and sequences ;).

It's a semantic discussion. A "volcada" or an "ocho" is something I'd call a figure (in the context of AT), but they're actually techniques, not really sequences.

Other dances have set sequences known as "figures" (things like the D8BC), so I know how that can be confusing...

Perhaps the page should be called "elements of figures"?
 

Steve Pastor

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#11
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sixela

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#12
He's been spotted recently in Berlin with a cap worn the Correct Way. I think that's Nuevo Homer (and yes, I think it looks a lot better).

I think he'd probably look even better without any hat, but hey, that's just me and my receding hairline.
 

Zoopsia59

Well-Known Member
#13
What is a figure? I only know actions and sequences ;).
Frankly, I've never understood the distinction between "figures", "patterns" and "sequences". Use of the terms seems to me to be based more on one's geographic location and background of instruction than about any concrete universal definitions of these words.
 
#15
This new interest of yours seems very unhealthy. Have you turned to the dark side? ;)
Honestly, I've been trying to get into nuevo over the past couple of years, and one tentative conclusion I've reached on that score is that figures are one of the important building blocks for nuevo.

I don't think that applies for traditional, however. I danced with a first-time follower last night, and within 3 dances I had her doing steps, ochos, giros, and so on. All without a word of instruction beyond telling her to adopt a forwards posture. She didn't need figures to get dancing, she just needed 10 seconds of posture advice and demonstration.
 
#17
Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, textbook, or scientific journal



Wikipedia is an encyclopedic reference, not an instruction manual, guidebook, or textbook. Wikipedia articles should not read like:
  1. Instruction manuals. While Wikipedia has descriptions of people, places and things, an article should not read like a "how-to" style owners manual, advice column (legal, medical or otherwise) or suggestion box. This includes tutorials, walk-throughs, instruction manuals, game guides, and recipes.[5] If you are interested in a "how-to" type of manual, you may want to look at wikiHow, How to Wiki or our sister project, Wikibooks.
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Yeah, I must admit I thought it was sailing quite close to the wind in some areas.
 
#19
Frankly, I've never understood the distinction between "figures", "patterns" and "sequences". Use of the terms seems to me to be based more on one's geographic location and background of instruction than about any concrete universal definitions of these words.
Absolutely. They're all shorthand for "a group of steps and movements performed in a set manner".
 

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