This is not the first time that I have noticed this. It seems often that when a interesting song appears in one performance, all of a sudden you will find a number of couples choosing the same song!? The song in question is “Tu Corazon”, by Donato Racciatti’s orchestra.
I first heard of this song from the Seoul performance (May 2009, number 2 below). Here are three couples offering their interpretations to the same song – take, for example, the different treatments at around the 1:50-2:00 mark. The first one is perhaps more “conventional”, the next two extremely playful, and the final softer and more romantic. That is part of the reason why I like tango, because the same piece of music can sometimes trigger a range of musical expressions.
Are there more examples using this song?
* Actually I prefer their performance at Tangocool which I have already posted here but didn’t want to repeat the same clip. 😉 I guess perhaps they were a little overawed by the occasion at Sunderland!? To be fair, this seemed more like an impromptu guest appearance rather than a pre-arranged performance.
Been pretty busy with various events recently, so have not been updating this blog.
I do normally enjoy watching videos of Jorge Dispari, not so much to copy his style, but more for the enjoyment of seeing the smoothness in his giros and musical interpretation. As for this particular clip, I like the fact that he is apparently slowing down whereas the “norm” is perhaps to go quicker in response to D’Arienzo’s typically driving beat/rhythm. I suppose that I am noticing this aspect a little more today for no other reason than the fact that I have been asked to slow down and enjoy the melody more… 😉
Tango vals is something that I have always enjoyed, since the beginning of my tango journey.
Here is a clip of “some old-timers” (well, they are Osvaldo and Coca who incidentally are the winners of Tango Salon category in the Tango championship in 2004) dancing to a Canaro vals, showing many of the typical qualities of milongueros in Buenos Aires. As a matter of fact, I can confirm that they dance with just with as much zest and playfulness as in this demonstration in a regular milonga, as seen in the wee hours of the morning at Gricel. Age may have slowed some of the milongueros down, but it certainly has not dulled their playful spirits or creativity. In fact, I can definitely pick out hints of the sacadas and deft footwork that are part of the repertoire from the likes of Julio Balmaceda or Javier Rodriguez… 😆