Category Archive: essence of tango series

a better tango space

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While I’m no closer to finding just one shot that gives all viewers an impression of the essence of tango, this one says a lot to me for a number of reasons. I… Continue reading

minding the tango gap

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I was able to combine a friend’s tango birthday celebrations with work on a commission for Jubilee dancing shots from Dance Today yesterday at Abrazos. While there I decided to see if I… Continue reading

you’re never too old to tango

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Not too long ago a tango dancing (tanguero) friend told me that I was a tango addict because I keep a pair of tango shoes in the boot of my car. He has… Continue reading

tango in their own style

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Capussi and Flores have their own style. Well rehearsed and in wonderful synchronisation, they keep in character irrespective of the difficulty of their moves. Although this shot captures them mid-move you can see… Continue reading

lowlight tango flick

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Eduardo Capussi and Mariana Flores dance show tango with a difference. Think humorous tango vaudeville, short stories which while amusing for those not familiar with the dance, also have visual and dance jokes… Continue reading

tango through a pool of light

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Another perspective in my quest to find one image that shows the essence of tango, I took this shot at Negracha Tango Club last Friday. I’ve chosen it because it gives an idea… Continue reading

milonga watcher

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  Those who organise this milonga seem to believe that the atmosphere is improved by limiting the lighting to a few candles and the light of an open fire, so it’s nearly impossible… Continue reading

tango shadow dancers

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I was happy to catch this shot which I took in Tango South London some time ago. While less clich├ęd, it doesn’t really represent the essence of tango as it could just as… Continue reading

unconventional embrace

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It’s a shame that the lady’s moving hand here partially obscures the man’s face. Taken at Spitalfields, I like this unconventional shot because they are so obviously having fun. However, tango purists wouldn’t… Continue reading

tango grabador

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Despite the fuzziness due to such low light, I was happy with this shot, taken at Hackney Tango a couple of years ago. The image behind the mirror appears to have a skirt… Continue reading