70 MIN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO
Intermediate Advanced Tango with Omar Vega
Omar teaches a generous lesson of more than twenty figures, carefully breaking down and explaining the dynamics of each. He covers walking steps and turns. Each step has his own uniquely creative stamp of rhythmic variation and humor. He demonstrates to music throughout and there are two studio performances. Filmed in 1998 in Buenos Aires. Produced, edited, and translated by Daniel. (approx. 60 mins. V315)
Until his untimely death in 2008, Omar Vega was one of the strongest creative forces in the first generation of the tango's revival. He was known as a salon dancer who created all of his unique and innovative ideas on the social dance floor, remaining "true" to the essence of social dance, before transforming them for performance. Omar considered his tango to be based in "natural, sensual movement." He was also internationally famous for his extremely rhythmic style of dancing milonga. This master of improvisation, especially appreciated for his musical interpretation travelled extensively in the last years of his life. He was known as a careful and charismatic teacher, and these are the only full length instructional tapes he ever filmed. For these sessions he was accompanied by Luciana Valle of Buenos Aires.
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with Omar Vega
70 min | mp4 | $29.95