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I liked very much the interpretation of this piece in terms of musicality. I found the leader to be very creative and Marina shows great ease and elegance while she punctuates her performance with beautiful embelishments.

1:00 – Great phrasing, with syncopated movements following the bandoneon. And I just love the gancho Guillermo does while the woman is doing a high boleo. Just in time with the music!

1:12 – Marina “falls” with such grace, emphasizing the moment, followed by strong, yet fluid, gancho (it even seems to take a little exclamation yell from a lady in the audience :)). Love the dress, by the way…

1:48 – Again, great sequence in perfect synch with the music, starting with a back sacada of the woman to the man, sacadas, ganchos and boleos marking the beat and then a beautiful spin of Marina in soltada, finishing with a front boleo before recovering the embrace.

2:37 – Marina’s grace oozes through this slow and romantic part of the music, drawing her steps and embelishments in a very seductive way.

2:54 – Another syncopated sequence that goes very well with the music. It adds a nice flavour to the interpretation!


Eleanora is, in my opinion, one of the greatest female dancers in tango nowadays, with enticing performances, astonishing technic and ground breaking moves. Beauty, technic, sentiment and sassiness all-in-one! Just love it!

2:10 – Eleanora does an amazing air born planeo, with such an amazing grace that the lady in the back can’t help but start clapping in a big extasy! 🙂

2:26 – This one just kills me! Eleanora, in a side step, slides on her heel and then brakes with the front part of her foot, just in perfect sync with music (following the violins, I believe). She does it so smoothly that it appears that most of the audience doesn’t even capture it.

1:24 – Beautiful embellishments of Christian while Virginia does giros.

Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez, 1-3, Buenos Aires, Salon Canning, 12.01.2015

Beautiful performance! I was mesmerized by Luis’ precise and confident lead!

02:19 – marvelous sequence of four ganchos finishing the phrase