Tango Encyclopedia

 

 

 

0. Preliminaries

 

 

 

 

1. The history of Argentine tango: the WHEN

 

·       The history of tango music

Marcelo Solis

§  1. Women and men of the Colony (text/image)

§  2. The origins of Tango ( text/image)

§  3. La Guardia Vieja (text/image)

§  4. La Guardia Vieja – II: The first dancers (text/image)

§  5. The appearance of the bandoneon in tango (text/image)

§  6. Origins of Orquesta Típica (text/image)

§  7. Francisco Canaro (video)

§  8. Roberto Firpo (audio)

§  9. Eduardo Arolas (audio)

 

 

 

·       The history of tango dance

A Brief History of Tango (video):      Part 1       Part 2       Part 3       Part 4

A Brief History of the Black Roots of Argentine Tango (14:59)

Early Tango: The First Generation (1911-1916) … very long/detailed coverage

 

  

 

 

2. The structure of Argentine tango: The WHAT

·       The structure of Argentine tango

 

 

 

·       Interesting Sequences

o   [Rl check step as entry into] cw-fx ==> ccw-fx (L=0)  

o   [facing Lr; my backward] mutual intimate ganchos

o   side-alternating parallel walk cycle … offset-left/facing/offset-right Caminata ta te ti

 

·       26 Tango Moves / Figures  Travis & Tiniko Widrick


0:16
 Tango Walk (Parallel System) 1:04 Tango Walk (Outside Partner right and left) 2:20 Tango Walk (Cross System right and left) 2:57 Box Step Basic with turning box step 3:48 Extended Box step 4:57 Rock Steps (variations) 6:03 Turns in place (rock steps, weight changes, side steps) 7:31 Rock step turn (right and left) 8:44 Salida aka THE CROSS ~ 8 Step Basic. 10:03 Salida in cross system 11:14 Traspie steps (dancing to Milonga12:03 Ocho Cortado (eight cut) 13:08 Back Ochos 14:12 Back Ochos to the Salida (cross system) 15:25 Media Luna and Molinete 16:34 Back ocho to sandwich (exit forward ocho17:38 Barrida (sweep/drag) 18:56 Sacadas (displacements) 19:47 Planeos 20:25 Ganchos (hook) 21:16 Boleo (whip) 22:04 Over-rotated Ochos (front) 22:41 Over-rotated Ochos (back) 23:14 Single Axis turn (variations) 24:17Volcada (to pour into like water) 25:01 Volcada with boleo and leg wrap 25:49 Bonus Footage (fast forward)

 

·       50 steps. Basic to Advanced steps & Figures  Mat MaMoody & Mirabai Deranja

 

1) Paso basico 00:08 Basic 8 Step 2) Salida y cadencia 00:24 Rocking Step 3) Ocho adelante (in avanti00:45 Forward Ocho 4) Ocho cortado 01:13 Cut Ocho; 3 variation. 5) Calecita 01:54 Carousel 6) Parada 02:12 Stop 7) Paso cruzado 02:32 Cross Walk Both sides + Transition 8) Castigada 03:04 Front Boleo 9) Giro ene ejesencillo 03:25 Single Axis Turn 10) Ocho atras (indietro03:45 Back Ocho 11) Ocho atras y salida con ocho adelante 04:00 Back Och with Forward Ocho Exit 12) Ochoatrasvariantes al inicio 04:19 Back Ocho Starting Variations 13) Sanguchito (sandwich) 04:51 Sandwich- 2 variations 14) Barrida 05:24 Sweep 15) Sacadas 05:41Displacement 16) Planeo (follower) 06:10 Gliding 17) Gancho 06:17 Hook 18) Sanguchito y gancho 06:52 Sandwich with Hook 19) Boleo 07:26 Boleo 20) Arrastre triple07:59 Triple Drag 21) Barrida triple 08:35 Triple Sweep 22) Ocho atras y envoltura 09:10 Back Ocho with Leg Wrap. 23) Ocho atras 09:33 Back Ocho with extreme Lean. 24) Molinetes 10:19 CW- CCW Wind mil: Clock wise & CCW 25) Giros 10:58 Turns- CW 26) Giros 11:18 Turns-CCW 27) Giros con lapiz 11:46 Turns with Embellishment with Pencil- Drawing on the floor 28) Giros completos 12:07 360 Turn- Full Turn 29) Gancho doble 12:23 Double Gancho 30) Sacada atras 13:20 Back Sacada - Leader 31) Sacada atras (follower) 14:18 Back Sacada- Follower 32) Sacadaplaneo 14:58 Sacada + Gliding for Leaders 33) Sacada atras y gancho 15:42 Back Sacada with Gancho 34) Ochos sobregirados y sacadas 16:09 Overturned Ochos with Sacadas 35) Sacada de 4 lados 16:34 4 Sided Crosses / Sacadas 36) Sacada de 2 lados 17:17 2 Sided Sacadas 37) Gancho de 2 lados 17:54 2 sided Ganchos- Hooks 38) Gancho de 1 lado 18:22 One sided Gancho 39) Colgada basica 18:57 Basic Colgada- Hanging 40) Volcada basica 19:21 Basic Volcadas-Spil 41) Volcadas multiples, lado a lado 19:50 Multiple Volcadas 42) Cadena externa 20:14 Outside Chain 43) Cadena interna20:39 Inside Chain 44) Enrosque 21:18 Twisting- Coiling Action 45) Atrapadita 22:09 Foot Trap 46) Doble frente 23:19 Shadowing -- Double Front 47) Adornos 24:15Embellishments 48) Sacada atras y boleo 25:22 Back Sacada with Boleo 49) Ocho cortado, boleo y volcada 26:01 Cut Ocho with Boleo & Volcada 50) Sentada 26:36Sitting step Gancho, boleo combination - Bonus step :) 27:02 Gancho with Boleo

 

·       [offset-right Rl] Mutual Cross: his front-cross to her back(J)-cross

 

·      Turning Walk

o   to the open side of the embrace

§  Sasan and Kathy at the Fresno Philharmonic

§  With rulo on #5; continuous CCW rotation for him Caminata Girada

§  Gato and Andrea in Modesto

o   to the closed side of the embrace

 

 

 

3. The technique of Argentine tango: The HOW

 

·       The essentials of tango anatomy

 

 

·       Individual technique

Tango walks, brushing your feet while walking

Leg Elongation (with Miles Tangos)

 

·       Self-Practice Exercises

Vanessa Gauch: Paradas-Pasadas & Embellishments - Do's & Don'ts

 

 

·       Couple technique

 

 

o   CAMINATA PAUSADA - WALK with pause -- Georgina & Oscar Mandagaran

1.    Energetic/long Lr

2.    Short Rl (rock back and forth a few time; when on Rl …..)

3.    Another energetic/long Lr

 

 

 

·       Specific Figure technique

 

 

Colgada

·      CLASS DEMO by Murat and Michelle (offers many more options)

Forward Ochos

·      Forward Ochos & Sacadas for Leader and Follower (michelle + joachim)

 

 

4. The musicality of Argentine tango: The WHY?

 

 

Kiki and Bouba

·       Brief explanation from a student

·       Theoretical foundations

·       Murat and Michelle Erdemsel visualization of Canaro’s Condena (SOS)

·       Murat and Michelle, Indio Manso Animation Visualization

·       Indio Manso Phrase Analysis, Assignment for the Lecture Attendees from Murat Erdemsel

 

Does music produce dance, or can dance also produce music?

 

What does it mean to be musical?

 

Interview with Alex Krebs:     Musicality      Connection & Flow   Connected Movement

Joy in Motion blog:      Musicality      Improvisation       Practice

 

Kiss-Me-Goodnight as the basis for a syncopation pattern

 

Choreography    related to structure of music

 

AI for dance – music composed automatically to movement

 

Musicality and Expression (Naomi and Pablo)

 

Same structure (baldosa box) danced with different dynamics (tango/vals/milonga) – Travis Widrick

 

Fresedo’s difficult Araca la Cana danced to very creatively

 

 

5. The humanity of Argentine tango: The WHO

 

·       The psychology of Argentine tango

 

 

 

·       The therapeutics of Argentine tango

o   Dancing keep you young   Also

·      Dr. Patricia McKinley on her Tango research

 

 

·       The sociology of Argentine tango

 

·      My love affair with tango

From the book Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home by Maria Finn. ©2010

 

·      What Argentine Tango Taught Me About Relationships

·      Black Magic White Tango

 

 

·       The business of Argentine tango

 

Promotional Videos:

·      Todo Tango Novi Sad (2:50)

·      Tango - It's Not Just A Dance (14:56)

·      Ode au Tango (3:02)   Song: Bar Exposición

·      Sensual Argentine Tango (3:28) Song: El Aire en Mis Manos

·      The Heart of Tango (18:57)

·      Argentine tango flash mob, Budapest (6:53)

·      Tango Soul (13:58)

·      Tango and Its Powerful Embrace (11:57)

·      George Raft and Janet Blair dance the Tango in Broadway (3:19)

·      Rubinstein on Tango (4:08)

 

 

·       The pedagogy of Argentine tango

 

o   Joy in Motion blog:   Teaching

 

Interviews with the Masters

 

·       "TANGO IS A SHARED MOMENT" – Carlos Gavito

 

 

 

·       The spirituality of Argentine tango

 

o   The Theology of tango

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6. Sample/Model Dances

 

·      Regina Held and Travis Webb dance to Piazzolla’s Adios Nonino

·      michelle + joachim | "Cristal"

·      Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh and Murat Erdemsel in Bologna Italy. May 2017