Saturday, July 19, 2014

Close Tango


Jaime and Alexandra Alvarez give tango lessons on Thursday evenings in the Metropolitan Church in Hartford.

Jaime has a quiet manner, assuring his nervous partners as they move together.

No, I didn't dance.  Though Jaime was hoping I would, because tall male dancers are hard to find.

21 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

What a lovely image, Jack!

Andy said...

Wonderful photography Jack.

Stefan Jansson said...

And now I have an old Swedish song in my head!

Tango, tango.

Kate said...

Tangos certainly are classical forms, and you captured the footwork quite well.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have two left feet but I do LOVE tango music.

Sylvia K said...

I do love to dance and I do love the tango and I do love your captures for the day, Jack!! These are terrific and what a wonderful way to start my weekend!! Hope you have a good one!!

Sharon Anck said...

I saw a tango performance when I was in Argentina. It is such a beautiful and passionate dance to watch. Great photos!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful set of images! Tango is great.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have never danced a tango. I was corralled by a tango dancer on the street in Buenos Aires to post for a photo with her. While posing as though we were dancing, she raised her slit skirt and coiled her leg around mine. It was the best 10 pesos I ever spent.

William Kendall said...

Oh, I like these shots, Jack.

I'm tall, but I have two left feet.

RedPat said...

I love to see the tango, Jack! Great pics.

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely photos. I adore watching tango and would love to dance but I have absolutely no sense of rhythm or coordination. My daughter took me to a West End show last year that was all based on the tango, wonderful.

Madge Bloom said...

As a line from a Lee Ann Womack song goes: 'And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance...' Maybe you should have!

Kay said...

Nice shots! Tango is as much art as dance in my humble opinion.

Randy said...

Nice shots. That's one dance I wish I could do.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful portrait of these two. I would have danced for sure.

Bises,
Genie

VP said...

Beautiful portraits, they describe well the atmosphere. So tall male dancer are rare? My problem would be with the 'dancer' part...

Bob Crowe said...

That first photo is terrific, just a first class portrait. The expressions, the slight roughness of their skin, the contrast in hair color and eye expression, the way his cheek covers her left eye. Wonderful.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful portrait once again!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful first shot Jack.. how wonderful to make living doing something that you love.

LOLfromPasa said...

Love all of these, big time :).