Thursday, December 07, 2006

Video of the Week 11 - Close Embrace

No, seriously, you guys. This is one of the best examples of close-embrace tango I've ever seen, and sort of throws a broom under anyone who thinks that close embrace is boring. Her FEET! His tiny, tiny turns!

And this serves as a reminder to any leader (myself included) that it's not about having a bunch of fancy figures. The last thirty seconds or so of this vid is more or less the 8-count basic, and it's still stunning because of the precision of the frame, the length of the step, the attention to the music. Who needs more?






3 comments:

Caroline said...

My favourite part of this wonderful video is as she's walking backwards, she twists her knees to the side (about halfway through the video) - know which part I mean? I think she did that twice. I dont know why but each time she does that and I've seen this video about 50 times by now, such a small detail like that gives me thrills.

Seven Beauties said...

Yep, seen it a million times, can't ever get enough. Strangely I never even thought of it as close-embrace. Thanks for calling attention to that.

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