The Passage opens with...a tango
One of the most sensuous videos of the most sensuous dance, by choreographer Trish Sie. "Skyscrapers" is now being performed, with live versions of theses costume changes, in Pilobolus' new program. (I want all of Sie's colour-wheel ensembles, and check her shoes!)
A description of Pilobolus' exploration of tango is here.
Every Thursday evening, a group of tango dancers gather in the park across the street from our apartment. All ages and abilities dance for abut two hours. A beautiful woman offers free lessons to novices who restrict themselves to the cobblestones, carefully learning the counts and weighting.Experienced partners dance in the gazebo pavilion, a few steps up.
|In the gazebo|
Though not as stunningly attired as Sie and her partner, dresses prevail, and everyone has The Shoes, even the beginners on the paving stones. My mother called this a "Cuban heel", and it's one of the few places I see this solid, built-to-move shoe.
|Tango takes a wide heel|
I long to give it a whirl; the langorous grace is irresistible. Do you tango?