Thursday, September 08, 2005

Susana Tango Pial video

Please, leave your comments about the movie at this blog.

"I have seen Susana Tango Pial video at the Donna's house. She has got it from Carlos Pico in Buenos Aires. I watched it 3 times in a raw. This documentary movie answers the question "What is tango" better than any other movie I have seen before. The story is simple. Old people come to a barrio milonga, dance, and share their passionate views on tango. Directors Carlos Pico and Sandro Nunziata were able to create a movie as simple and heart breaking as a good tango dance itself. The very last frame is over. Feelings are the same like after the best tango evening: all together sadness, happiness, and tranquility." -- Igor Polk

To purchase the video visit Susana Tango Pial video

Please, leave your comments here..

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Nora's Tango Week 2005

If you want to leave your independent comments about San Francisco Nora's Tango Week 2005 - here you are:

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Looking in the mirror

What happens when a dancer wants to look good? He looks in a mirror. A mirror is something which tells you about yourself how good is it what you do. You watch yourself from an outsider's point of visual view.

Is there other means to tell you about yourself? You can direct your internal eye of attention into your own body. What to look at? Move your had in the air. You hardly can feel it nor understand what does it do. Now watch the tension in your muscles, stretching in your joints. Do not feel it? Then tense your muscles, stretch you joints! Suddenly your arm, leg, foot, the whole body becomes "visible" to you. Maintain moving with "visibility". Welcome to a world you you own body!

Manipulating with tensions in your muscles and keeping joints and muscles stretched you can create an appropriate "mirror" to "visualize" each of your movements. It may require paying attention to other muscles and joints, not participating as much in a movement as one might think.

Is there something else?..

Read the full article: Physical basis of pleasure in dancing on the example of Argentine Tango. Please, leave a comment, I value your opinion!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Flamenco and Tango

I do not write Flamenco vs Tango, because there is no any "versus". These two go together.
Here is my post about Flamenco and Tango relation and "Flamenco", a film by Carlos Saura

Argentine Tango in San Francisco

This blog ( I call it forum ) and the topic allow to discuss Argentine Tango in San Francisco and particularly what me, Igor Polk puts on his tango website. If you want to make our tango discussions public - here you are.

The way to dance Apilado

The distinction is leaning :0 When you lean to each other you should experience relaxation :? Keep the balance and try to do things. Start with small side steps. Turn it into fun! Then slowly learn to progress forward. Back step is most difficult. Ocho cortado comes naturally, like a click :)! Keep legs stright! Do not hang. Read the full article A way to dance Argentine Tango in Apilado style here. :D
There is another article: (with pictures!) "Perfect Apilado Position"