Category Archive: seeking the essence

not impartial tango

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I make no apologies for posting this shot of two friends dancing tango. I really enjoy dancing with Tom and Tina has just qualified as both a City of London Guide and Green… Continue reading

sarawakian ladies

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It has been a very busy few days and I’ve not had much time on the internet, although staying in a longhouse and trekking through the jungle has other fantastic rewards. Taken 2… Continue reading

cheeky face dancing from aida gomez

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Also from Sadler’s Wells Flamenco festival, this shot, of Compania Aida Gomez shows that good flamenco dancers really do dance with their faces.

tassles detail as Yerbabuena dances

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I like this shot of the famous flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena because of her expression and the silky movement of the tassels. I shot it at Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festivsl last year

cable beach kids

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This shot, of two children dancing for fun at dusk on Cable Beach continues several themes, that of photographing children, that of low light photography and the most important to me, which is… Continue reading

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

thames tango and the oxo tower

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A completely oppportunistic shot, this was taken at River Tango when I saw the couple (both charming people and friends) dance under the strong lines of the Oxo Tower. Despite the fact it… Continue reading

dancing in the wet village square

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Very nearly one of those tango clich├ęs I’m working to avoid in https://dancetog.com/category/essence-of-tango-series/, this is another of the pairs competing in the Strictly-style competition at last year’s Vuokatti Dance Festival (http://www.vuokattidancefestival.com/en/frontpage/)

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