Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tango for the brave - Saxtas


I like the sound here!  And the dancing!

       






Tango and Parkinson's desease

Here you have the conclusions for the study how Argentine tango effects on persons with Parkinson's disease:

Conclusion
Argentine tango can improve balance, and functional mobility, and may have modest benefits upon cognition and fatigue in Parkinson’s disease. These findings must be confirmed in longer-term trials explicitly powered for cognition and fatigue.

“Tango for treatment of motor and non-motor manifestations in Parkinson’s disease: A randomized control study” by Silvia Rios Romenets, Julius Anang, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Amelie Pelletier, and Ronald Postuma in Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Published online February 9 2015 doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2015.01.015

The following link gives you a some lengthier text:  http://neurosciencenews.com/parkinsons-tango-dancing-neurology-1948/

[In the end of this URL they have numbers 1948. I assume it is not the year when this study was done. . . . . ]

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tango took me to the stage!

One of my long time tango friends produced a play for a private theater in town. I was asked to join the team to produce and run the visuals for this play and my wild mind said Thank You and I will fix that!

It was ok to produce the videos and prepare the existing for better quality but I did not have a clue how to show them professionally! I got a phone number to a person who is working with media production and the hard message was that he had not been able to find any reliable tool for a PC. He was using Mac.

His advice was to use VLC player and extended screen on computer. This advice did put me on a reasonable track and after some training at home with a smal Pico projector I completed my part of the production.

The team was wonderful and the performance was great so we are now preparing an extra perfomance within some weeks!


                                    The story of the couple dance!     



(PS.  I was dancing too!  A part of an candombe and then later some bad steps :)  )


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Heads on top, please

No we are not ballroom dancers and the Throwaway Oversway is not on our training list! Maybe some quebradas. Men anyhow we also bend the head forward and so we are rocking the same boat! Risky for our neck!










The whole story you find by cklicking here, this very line!


http://www.delta.dance/2015/03/the-biggest-mistake-dancers-make/

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy birthday!

A new trend is growing - this is not the first invitation!  :)

Saturday, January 16, 2016 is my birthday.
I will have a small event of some sort, wil arrange it after xx and I has arrived to Buenos Aires on Monday 11/1

So ... you're invited to come and celebrate with me




Monday, March 30, 2015

Well done Sebastian and Roxana!

Performing is not necessarily so glamorous and you do not necessarily know how the pista for your performance will look like or how the scene is prepared for you. Still I was surprised finding this!

Roxana is even smiling - real professionals they are!






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH2FpSE_utc

DJs on Youtube: Passiontango1

On this Youtube account you find a large amount different tandas you can  combine to a whole dance evening!


and you will land on site as below. 






















Or you prefere to follow an orchestra? On the page below you can find long playlists organized by orchestras and for example you will find a lot of play-ready tandas for d'Arienzo. There is clear risk that your feet are off beforen the playlist has finnished!


        


It will be nice with 43 vals tandas too or what would you prefere? I appreciate the names of the song in the winndow.


https://www.youtube.com/user/passiontango1/videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/passiontango1/playlists




Friday, March 13, 2015

Missing the valses!

Performers don't do valses anymore! or more precicely there is only few who do valses.

I have had this feeling for some time and it went down for counting at Forstbite festival in the end of February. There were three performers dancing three songs each with an extra song and this makes the number to 12 performances totally. Not even one vals was included.

It was a week or two afterwards I noticed this fact - so it means that I am not anymore even expecting to hear all three music types during performances.

That is the reason for me to share with you the all time high vals from years back!



According to information on video text this was filmed 2005. I am not sure if this is the original link but this song and performance had a total spell on me. It carried me far a way and still does. At that time Chicho was dancing so differently from other couples, he had such a musicality and as you hear he was appreciated by the crowd!

There is good vals performers but they are not so many. I will come back with my favorites some day!





Thursday, March 12, 2015

A musicality that hits my core!

Adrian and Amanda Costa mede it again!  The way they do relate to the music  - I am just dreaming of it!

I can every now and then spot the patterns their teachers - Jorge and Maria Dispari - use but Adrian and Amanda have integrated those steps totally to their OWN dance; they are not puting up some copies.

Please enjoy!  Start by clicking here to a facebook link.