More in the Lean - Lean and Gancho
- Artist Name:
- Diego el Cigala
- Song Title:
- Tomo y Obligo
- Album Title:
- Cigala & Tango
- Artist Website:
Diego el Cigala sings tango, but also many other genres. He is a Latin Grammy winner.
- I didn’t even know he was going to do that.
- Yes, oh actually let’s do another angle.
- And so you’ll notice,
I wasn’t even holding her with my left arm.
- You know, you can have her left arm here
and you can scratch your head.
- So, in a sense, what I’m doing with my right arm is…
- ..I hold her tight and I go...
- N. Bigger ones.
D. Bigger ones, I’ll go.
- Except that’s way too big.
- Yes, much too big.
- But as I do that, the thought is
you’ll see I pull her in, around and then I...
- ..do a little bit of an impulse
to get the leg to kick up.
- So in, around, impulse,
yes and it’s like a ‘C’ and then it hits.
- And it’s very small once again
and as you do this, the around is very subtle.
- But the in can be a little bit more.
- So along this axis, it’s very stable because
she has her leg there. You have your leg there.
- That’s the line.
- If you go off the line, it has to be very subtle
or you’ll fall over.
- So instead, it’s just there or from this way,
it’s just there.
- In other words, it’s one of these really fancy ‘C.’
- So it doesn’t have a lot of this, it has a that shape.
- And it’s the curling around on the bottom
that makes it the C rather than the coming out.
- D. Right, describing the line of the leaders movement.
- For the followers, as you do this, you want,
as you go forward, to let that leg move you.
- And when he has the little bit of
inward strike, I’m almost going going to call it,…
- ..you’re going to let your thigh come in.
- And then, when you hit his leg, then you hit, bang.
- N. Bang.
D. It’s all about the sound effect
- Actually, why am I turning this way?
Much better angle from here.
- So it starts, we'll both change weight,
and then I’ll change weight but she won't.
- I’ll hold in and up and I’ll go back on my left this time,
turning my hips away.
- And the reason I turn my hips away is
so that I can offer her the back of my knee.
- If I’m like this, and when she tries the gancho,...
- ..she’ll hit my knee and it won't feel very good.
- Gancho is always back of the knee to back of the knee.
- So show that position again,
because it’s awkward for the men.
- And notice, also, that I have my back leg back
and that’s so that when we’re in this lean…
- ..the front leg is for show.
Maybe I’ll put a few pounds for balance.
- But almost no weight because we're leaning
and my weight's on my back foot...
- D...and her weight's on her front foot.
N. Actually, my weight's on my back foot, too.
- Either foot, right? They’re both the same place.
- And then with this foot, with barely any weight...
- ..then she can gancho, with my knee turned away.
- Last time.