6243  Close embrace - Open embrace

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 00:51:27 +0000
From: Sergio Vandekier <sergiovandekier990@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Tango-L] Close embrace - Open embrace
To: Tango-L List <tango-l@mit.edu>


Joe says : "I would like to ask Daniel where the term "Close Embrace Tango" came from, and who defined it, and what it originally meant."

It is very easy: Traditional tango has two embraces close and open.

When we were teen agers and started dancing tango in Buenos Aires, we were introduced to the two embraces. Close embrace in traditional tango means that the man places his right nipple on the sternum (chest bone of the woman) and dances in that position.

In those days (when I was 15 years old) it was proper to allow some slight "light" or separation of the chests when dancing in the
neighborhood club. The closenes was enhaced in the milongas downtown.

If and when you needed more room to execute a figure you allowed a bigger separation of the chests and then returned to the original position.

Dancing with some degree of separation of the chests is called "open embrace".

Nuevo Tango has a fairly open embrace.

Milonguero style keeps the close embrace throughout the duration of the dance.

Traditional tango danced socially or for exhibition uses both close and open embrace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJDowJI0-7s Tete - Milonguero Style - only close embrace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJDowJI0-7s Chicho - Nuevo Tango - Open embrace -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEGTx1M8Vyk&feature=PlayList&p403507F2664631&index=9 Osvaldo y Lorena

Traditional Tango - Close embrace - at 1:19 - 1:34 - 1:50 - 2;12 - 2:30 Osvaldo "throws" or releses the embrace
to cause the chests to separate to be able to execute certain figures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9mGaSPm97A&feature=PlayList&p403507F2664631&index=7 Osvaldo -close embrace - Traditional Tango

Best regards, Sergio


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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:53:18 -0500
From: Steve Littler <sl@stevelittler.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Close embrace - Open embrace
To: Tango-L List <tango-l@mit.edu>

I have developed a sore right nipple. Is this common for men who dance
mostly close embrace?

I have a light warm embrace, so I'm not crunching the ladies, but there
is contact and I dance 4 - 5 times a week and sometimes 4 hours a night.

I wonder if this is not unusual, or should I run to the doctor for a
checkup?

Steve

Sergio Vandekier wrote:

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> Close embrace in traditional tango means that the man places his right nipple on the sternum (chest bone of the woman) and dances in that position.
>
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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:04:33 +1100
From: "Vince Bagusauskas" <vytis@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Close embrace - Open embrace
To: "Steve Littler" <sl@stevelittler.com>, "Tango-L List"
<tango-l@mit.edu>

With that much dancing I would be sure it is just a rubbing sore. Better
keep open embrace until it is gone well away.

But men can develop breast cancer. As men are usually reluctant to go to
the doctor I would strongly urge you (or any other man in a similar
circumstance) to seek medical advice if the pain persists.

Vince



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Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:53 AM
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