6154  The Canyengue style


Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:04:23 +0000
From: Sergio Vandekier <sergiovandekier990@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Tango-L] The Canyengue style
To: Tango-L List <tango-l@mit.edu>

There has been a revival of the Canyengue style.

This is a form as danced by my grandparents.

The embrace is a very open "V", with marked pli?, (arrugue or bending of the knees), cheek to cheek, both partners looking to the front but also to the floor (about two yards in front), the left hand of the man is at his waist level, the wwoman embraces him with her right arm around his neck.

The walk is with rhythmic, short steps, single or double timing, on two lines, with full sole landing on the floor, without external rotation of the foot. At times lifting the feet from the floor.

The music is mostly old tangos, "Francisco Canaro", "Los Muchachos de Antes", "Los Tubatango", "Sexteto Canyengue", etc.

Marta Anton y El Gallego Manolo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD_3Yu3mVvs

Marta Anton as men took turn to dance with her in celebration of her birthday:


Julia Zueva y Alex Barbolin


With this one we have reviewed four popular Tango Styles;

Traditional tango

Estilo Milonguero

Nuevo Tasngo


Best regards, Sergio

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Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:39:41 -0700
From: "Huck Kennedy" <tempehuck@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] The Canyengue style
To: tango-l@mit.edu

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:04 AM, Sergio Vandekier
<sergiovandekier990@hotmail.com> wrote:

> There has been a revival of the Canyengue style.

Gloria and Eduardo have been teaching canyengue on and off at
festivals for years now. I couldn't find a video of them specifically
performing or teaching canyengue, but I did find a very interesting
one containing a hodgepodge blend of old styles by way of historical
demonstration. The first bit of the video, if not pure canyengue, is
at least very similar:


As an unrelated sidenote, they also do something at 2:05 through
2:10 that very much reminds me of ballroom paso doble, what do you
think? Interesting.

I also inadvertently ran across this following gem, and I can't
resist passing it along. It was only posted last August, and what a
YouTube find! It is an appearance by Gloria and Eduardo dancing tango
way back in 1973 in a Russian comedy film:



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