“Milonga” — tango short

2012 February 20
by Simba

Well done, methinks.

HT Alex

4 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 February 22

    Beautiful on several levels and enhanced by the almost complete absence of dialogue. But I’m quite baffled at the stage-tango style of dancing of the protagonists in a milonga.

  2. 2012 February 27

    That’s odd. I didn’t regard this as stage tango at all. It looked like classic tango salon to me and I see people dancing this way at milongas all the time. In fact, at many milongas it’s the most popular choice. I live and dance in BA and have done for years. Your mileage may differ, of course.

  3. 2012 April 22

    A neat sequence indeed. I don’t see the style of dancing as exactly ‘stage’ but I’d say the dancers are professional dancers and probably teachers, and they might indeed be more at home on stage than in the milonga. You don’t see many dancers dancing like this (call it what you will) in, say, Niño Bien or Cachirulo. It’s not so much the way of moving as an apparent concentration on a polished appearance that makes it look like a performance, rehearsed and repeated, rather than improvised and spontaneous. Whatever one’s mileage!

  4. 2012 May 14

    I don’t see it as stage either, but they definitely do more than the average dancer, and that is needed to tell the story, so I don’t see the point in discussing it too much. Brilliant walking could work for seasoned dancers, but almost noone else would understand the story…. (Sorry I’m so late, very busy elsewhere :-)

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