From the De Caro tanda, un tango ‘Todo Corazon’. Anyone know who is dancing with Ramiro?
Beautiful tango is lost in the moment,
Present and then gone,
Internal, a secret shared by two who are one.
The melding continues between these two wonderfully talented dancers. Like the soft caramelly consistency of wham bars with their surprising fizzy bits complementing Saavedra’s smooth lyrical melodies and Biagi’s tinkly piano bits. ‘Sin Palabras‘ which appears on the album ‘Sus Exitos Con Duval,Heredia, Saavedra y Amor.
When I watched this vals, I felt myself slowly smiling. What seems like slowness belies the precise musicality, and as the vals progressed the understated elegance made me sigh. A delight to watch.
Edgardo Donato’s ‘La Tapera’ is from the album “Tangos and Milongas” and is available here.
“Cuando yo empecé se bailaba muy bien, los milongueros se trataban de “Usted”, y nos enseñaban que con el píe había que peinar el piso, sin levantarlo, sin pegarle a otro… Si vos estabas entre dos parejas que sabían bailar, el de atrás y el de adelante nunca te iban a tocar, hacías mil arabescos, pero no golpeabas a nadie, por eso se aprendió a bailar tan bien en esa generación, por la falta de espacio, porque tenías que hacerlo en un pedacito y ahí mostrar todo lo que sabías”.
Roberto Rafael “Pocho” Carreras, entrevista ‘La Milonga Argentina’, Junio 2012
“When I began, people danced very well, the milongueros would speak to each other using the formal “You”, and they taught us that with your foot you had to comb the floor, without lifting it, without kicking another… If you were between two couples who knew how to dance, the one in front and the one behind were never going to bump into you, they could do a thousand arabesques, but would never hit anyone, for this reason one learnt to dance so well in this generation, for lack of space, because you had to do everything in a slip of a space and show everyone what you knew.”
Roberto Rafael “Pocho” Carreras, interview ‘La Milonga Argentina’, June 2012.
Chicho & Juana work their magic again. When I watched this video it reminded me of something I mentioned in class at the last edition of abrazos, about the contrast of dancing rhythms and melodies. Lots of that here. My favourite is at 2mins 40s. Enjoy.
This tango is “Pata Ancha” by Osvaldo Pugliese and you can find it here.