Lead - Rotational Movement
- Artist Name:
- El Club de Tobi
- Song Title:
- Eleanor Rigby (Tango Para Eleonora)
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(Paraphrasing the website): They interpret popular music using instrumentals in a classical manner.
- Leaders, this chapter is about distinguishing between two types of rotational movement.
- One type of rotational movement is when you're pivoting her on her axis.
- And then, she can pivot. Yay.
- And a different type of rotational movement is when you're the spoke on a wheel. And you're taking her around you.
- D: Roughly speaking, this is something very similar to what we discussed in leading the molinette.
- If I want to pivot her on her own axis,
- Then, in some sense, my left side has forward pressure, and my right side has backward pressure.
- D: Or visa versa.
N: Or visa versa.
D: Yeah. Great minds.
- D: So, then, that can pivot her, one way, or the other, regardless of what foot she's on.
- A different thing is if I'm here and I go around my own axis.
- And so, I want you to actually just do this, right now, with someone. Or, if there's no one here, then, you know...
- N: Pretend you've got someone.
D: Pretend you've got someone.
N: It'll if you don't move your arms to your shoulders.
- And then, you know, next time you have someone - try it with them.
- And, I want to illustrate, that a lot of, not all, but most,
- Of the typical things we'll do in tango, boil down to one of these two things, with most of the rotational movement.
- So, if we do, for example, front ochos. Or, back ochos. It's the same.
- This first pivot is around her axis. And then, we step. And, once again, it's around her axis.
- If we do media vuelta,
- This is the second kind of rotation where it's around his axis.
- And then, translational for her. And then, around her axis.
- N: Or, molinette.
D: Or, molinette.
- Let's say we start forward.
- So, this is around my axis. Then, I pivot her around her axis.
- Then, it's around my axis. Then, I pivot her around her axis. Then, around me, then, around her.
- Around me, and then, around her. Roughly speaking.
- But the biggest picture of that is that I'm working... I'm going in a circle, around him.
- Where I'm the spoke of the wheel.
- N: Well, actually, the spoke is the thing that sticks out.
D: Oh, it is? What's the center called?
N: The center.
- D: Where I'm the center of the wheel.