Sunday, November 6, 2011

Skill 2

Man Yung snorted in disgust. "Is it me, or have all the videos of tango on the 2xTango channel gone downhill lately?"

I looked up from my Anthropologie/Lululemon websurfing to look at what Man Yung was looking at on his iPad. It was my turn to snort. "I don't think it's 2xTango's fault - this is the only stuff they could videotape in Buenos Aires these days."

"What was that all about? I don't think they did anything for three minutes...except poses!"

"In fact, I lost count of the number of times he dipped her. She better wash her hair when she gets home - you don't know what's been tracked onto the dance floor with the explosion of doggie-doo on the streets this spring."

Don't try this at home, kiddies - this kind of tango takes a lot of skill,
And yes, apparently you are not a real tango dancer unless you do a lot of leg-lifting, Rockettes style!

I had better things to do than to watch this kind of "Tango-Voguing", but I had one more thing to add. "Man Yung, do you know who the guy is? He's the guy that you really admired for a while, the one who danced with Natacha Poberaj in Zotto's show!* You know, that guy!"

Man Yung thought a little bit, and it dawned on him. "What, that guy???!?"

Yes, it was that guy.

"What happened???!?"

This is a question that we have to ask quite often when it comes to Tango.

* By the way, THAT was choreography as well - but choreography that actually had something to do with the Tango that is danced rather than someone's fantasy about Tango.


Angelina Tanguera said...

Hear hear Irene. Is this tango? What is the purpose of this type of 'dancing' - and I just hate the 'dresses' that hang together by threads!

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Angelina,

We were so appalled by the dancing we didn't even notice the fishnet dress! Great analysis, by the way, on your blog about inelegant tango dresses:

We can't stand it when we get flashed at the local milonga! Chinese superstition says that if you see too much panty, you lose at the casino!

Thanks for your comment,

Irene and Man Yung

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