one day at a time

day 95: movement

movement © Verena Fischer 2011

movement © Verena Fischer 2011

I took this picture on Monday when I went to my typical practica, the one with Gaia and Leandro at Nou Mitte. It was quite dark which explains that this picture is way too grainy for my liking. I can’t wait to get a faster lens to take better pictures at tango.

As only a couple times since I started taking classes again, I agreed with a leader beforehand that we would attend the practica together. Only at the very beginning of my journey into the tango world I had a regular dance partner, my good friend Olli who studied philosophy with me. Soon after we started, Olli already quit and I was left to my own devices. I have to say though that this was probably a good thing, since heaving a dance partner at the beginning will keep you from being bold enough to dance with strangers, especially if you’re insecure about your dancing. And every beginner is! The more you dance with different people as a beginner, the faster your body will figure out the general principles of what it means to dance your role, i.e. to lead or to follow. That’s probably why my dancing made big leaps already in my first few months of dancing tango while others with a dance partner stayed on the spot until they finally had the guts to go to a milonga.

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7 responses

  1. Pingback: Speaking different dialects « Te quiero tango!

  2. I took ballroom dancing with my wife for 2 years. What a workout.

    November 17, 2011 at 1:42 am

  3. The noise really works with this photo. I am not sure that I would have liked it as much without the noise. In any event – I really, really like it!

    November 17, 2011 at 3:20 am

  4. Wonderful energy, Ms. F…

    November 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

  5. The grain and b&w combined adds to the artsy appeal you created. How about adjusting shutter speeds?

    November 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  6. needlepointernc

    The grain and the motion add to the tension of the tango…

    November 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

  7. reminds me of the front page of the book, ‘eleven minutes’ by Paulo coelho.. You’ve read it?

    November 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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