Monday 16 December 2013

Bailongo: Así Se Baila El Tango

In the 2006 film Take The Lead, Antonio Banderas plays Pierre Dulaine, a dance instructor, who offers to take over a detention class at a local school. His objective in attempting to bring order to the chaos is to teach ballroom dancing to the unruly kids. Obviously, they do not see the benefits until he puts on a demonstration. Pierre invites Morgan, a student from his dance school, to come to the detention class and dance a tango with him. The results are positively incendiary and watching this film clip clearly exhibits the passion of dance and the passion in dance. It is making love. It is sex.

By the way, in the movie, after the tango, one of the girls in detention walks up to Morgan and says, "You're good." Without missing a beat, Morgan, as the Ice Queen, replies, "I know." Ah, confidence, the sexiest part of any man or woman.

To sum up ballroom dancing, the tango, and all that which is between a man and a woman: knowledge, skill, self-assurance and the utmost respect and politeness. Stylised? Perhaps. But it is sexy as hell.


Published on Jan 11, 2013 by gellard mith

Así Se Baila El Tango
Written by Emilio Haro, Veronica Verdier and Gabriel Barredo
Performed by Bailongo! featuring Vero Verdier

Dictionarist: bailongo: n. local dance, dance particular to a certain geographical area (especially Latin America)

official web site: Bailongo (11 piece musical group)
French-Latino mix, BAILONGO was born in Paris there are more than 3 years now. Led by the Venezuelan singer Juan Crespo and by Julien Boyer - piano and direction, the orchestra plays a salsa dura and also modern.

Wikipedia: Take the Lead
Take the Lead is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Jenna Dewan, Lauren Collins and also features former America's Next Top Model contestant, Yaya DaCosta. The film was released in mainstream cinema on April 7, 2006. Although based in New York City, the film was filmed in Toronto, and used stock footage of various New York City locations. The movie is based on the life of Pierre Dulaine, a well-known ballroom dancer and a dance instructor, known for 'Dancing Classrooms'.

my blog: Ballroom Dancing: A metaphor for men and women? - Sep 3/2010
The irony of having a female dance instructor did not escape me. I joked by saying that there I was at the age of 56 having a woman teach me how to be a man. Ha! Isabel was a superb teacher and I must add a good philosopher about life, love and the symbolism of dance as a metaphor for the relationship between a man and a woman. [smiles] I must confess that I was a little intimidated by her. She was after all my instructor and whenever I danced with her, I sort of felt like I was being marked. [laughs] Am I man enough to dance with Isabel?


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