Experiment shows: walking heel first more efficient

This will not, of course, settle the agelong debate of whether to walk toe first or heel first in tango. Still, I found it interesting that there has recently been published research on the efficiency of the human walk, specifically investigating walking heel first versus walking toe first. If you are striving for the most efficient walk, their conclusion might be worth noting: When human subjects walked with their heels slightly elevated in a ‘low-digitigrade’[toe first] posture, COT [cost of transport] increased by 53% above that of normal plantigrade [heel first] walking. [Read More]

Walking on high heels

[caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“599” caption=“Cinderella discovers the risk involved in dancing too wildly while wearing glass shoes”][/caption] Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards... and in high heels. I had the pleasure of dancing with a woman in Buenos Aires who really knew how to operate her feet. She worked in television in her country, and was known as ’the woman that knows how to walk on high heels’. [Read More]

Learning to walk

by Café du Monde After spending a lot of time relearning how to walk, and teaching others to do the same, it is refreshing to watch a (very) young man learning to walk, in fact learning basically everything. Following him from being unable to hold his own head, through rolling around and sitting up, getting up by means of whatever furniture or grown up legs are in his proximity is fascinating. [Read More]

ROOOAAAAAAAAARRR!!!

Roaring lion by Tambako the Jaguar, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License by  Tambako the Jaguar

Simba.. is trapped in a cage. Yes, he has youtube, he has his music collection. But something is missing. Grrrrrrr.

Will someone please take Simba for a walk. A Di Sarli walk. Or if that’s not possible, maybe some comforting words…

A morir

More fun with Mantis by Xanboozled, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Xanboozled

> > _--When a man walks nicely, the woman dies in his embrace._ > > --_When a man walks badly, the woman wants to die._

HT: yy

Almost there

Almost there... Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  patsun They say it takes 10 years learning to walk…  Almost there ;-)

Waiting for the right moment

by just.Luc -I see a lot of men are not dancing. They can't manage to dance when the floor is so full of people. -It may not be because of lack of ability. It may be because they enjoy the dance more when the floor is not packed and they can more around the floor in their dance. Maybe they are waiting for their favorite music. [Read More]

In the eye of the beholder

Isn’t it funny how we see so different things, even when watching the exact same event? I remember seeing containers all over the place while we were renovating our appartment, a friend who is an architect and carpenter seemed to literally see through the walls in the house before we bought it. A trained art expert will instantly recognize the work of an artist, an analyst will see through the endless rows of numbers in a spreadsheet… [Read More]

Putting the baby to sleep

I quite recently became a father, and the poor child is exposed to a lot of tango music, naturally. (And I get out to dance less, hence the blog writing.) Before he was born, I used to talk about how we would practice walking together, he and I. Now this is how it turned out: The scene: Unpatiant 12 days old boy, waiting for his mother to get ready for breast-feeding. [Read More]