I think that this shot of tango dancers in Spitalfields (2010) is slightly less clichéd. While the angle from which this shot may not immediately suggest tango, it’s the angle of the two dancers’ heads that suggests the close embrace.
Great photo. I can’t really see how they can be in close embrace, though. It certainly looks like an open embrace to me.
Hi there and thank you.
That is why I used the word ‘suggests’ rather than ‘shows’ ‘displays’ ‘portrays’ or ‘demonstrates’. Your comment is a good demonstration of what I was talking about in https://dancetog.com/2012/04/25/close-embrace/ in that a non-tango dancer would have a very different impression to yours.
In fact, the joy of dancing with Tim is that he incorporates quite an impressive breadth of experience of other dances into his tango. The result is more like an exhilarating banter between educated equals than the formal lead and follow of tango where the follow must have achieved a good level of dance before they’re able to properly express themselves within salon tango norms. Actually, I don’t remember having seen him use the close embrace at all!