While dining in one of the colorful La Boca restaurants along the famous Caminito street you can enjoy both great food and tango dancers. Who knows what gives the food more spice: the spices on the table (bottom right) or the sensual show on the stage?...
I am not interested in the dance at all but while visiting Buenos Aires one must see a tango show. Except for the impressive dance shows in La Boca restaurants we have watched a more professional show Senor Tango. It was really great, although except for fantastic dancing couples there was also a lot of singing and too much talking in Spanish only, so I don’t recommend it for people not knowing Spanish. We were however seated at the table with six Brazilian couples so I guess Spanish would not help us much anyway.
What I have seen did not encourage me to start dancing by myself but I have to admit that it was a great pleasure to watch other people dancing tango.
Tango is a dance that has influences from Spanish and African culture. Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe. The word "tango" seems to have first been used in connection with the dance in the 1890s. Initially it was just one of the many dances, but it soon became popular throughout society, as theatres and street barrel organs spread it from the suburbs to the working-class slums, which were packed with hundreds of thousands of European immigrants, primarily Italians, Spanish and French.
ABOUT LA BOCA
La Boca is the neighbourhood which you may know from the very colourful houses. It is said that the port workers were bringing home some leftover paint to cover the corrugated-metal sidings of their own houses. Nowadays the area seems to live from tourism.
Few blocks away is La Bombonera stadium home of La Boca Juniors football team – the former club of Diego Maradona.
La Boca is supposed to be rough in spots and guidebooks discourage to walk too far from the main tourist places especially at night.
La Boca is a neighbourhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. In fact the name has a strong assonance with the Genoese neighborhood of Boccadasse (or Bocadaze in Genoese dialect), and some people believe that the Buenos Aires barrio was indeed named after it. The conventional explanation is that the neighborhood sits at the mouth ("boca" in Spanish) of the Riachuelo. In 1882, after a lengthy general strike, La Boca seceded from Argentina, and the rebels raised the Genoese flag, which was immediately torn down personally by then President Julio Argentino Roca.
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samson (1355) 2010-12-06 2:16
What a great appetizer for a meal. I would love to have a meal there.
Dancing should be good before the meal and great after the meal.
CLODO (31172) 2010-12-06 2:33
You have everything on the table: salt, pepper, oil and vinaiger...... and a spicy girl! Beware, it's hot! Use with moderation!
PaulVDV (23417) 2010-12-06 2:33
Elegant photo of an elegant dance.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
The focus is on the dancing couple but in the lower right corner you also show us the spices on the table while behind the dancers we can read the specialties of the house.
I'd love to visit BA once.
Best regards, Paul
sabermonajati (9909) 2010-12-06 2:54
excellent moment you shot.
this frame is splendid.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-12-06 3:13
I am sensitive to this photograph of a spectacular figure of Argentinian tango. I appreciate your work, because I have practiced the Argentinian tango for a dozen year, not the tango of spectacle which this beautiful image describes, but the Argentinian tango of ball, which one can see in the milongas of Buenos Aires, but also in Europe and in the World. Pretty photographic work. Cheer.
Have a nice day
Urs (14082) 2010-12-06 3:21
Tango and dining that is an excellent idea, I like it, in particular as I was once quite good as a tango dancer. I also like the music very much, I guess in Bangkok, when we will be there in about 10 days i will have to listen to some tango. Very good action shot with perfect color hues and sharpness. Well done
Tayon (1985) 2010-12-06 9:29
I like the moment you got the image, although the blur on the woman's hair it's great a movement of the couple.
and the note and title is great with the front ground... :)
josepmarin (57837) 2010-12-06 11:13
The tango dancers dancing on the table, spectacular!
A good capture of such a unusual scene, that you caught in this typical restaurant of Caminito street in Buenos Aires.
The image is perfectly illuminated and offers us the whole sensuality of this dance, and a great dynamism.
A good work, my friend.
Fis2 (88039) 2010-12-06 13:45
Jak Argentyna to tango musi byc...
Gdzie to jest tanczone?
Te przyprawy bardzo myla ;)
Ciekawy moment, interesujaca scena.
Dobry pionowy kadr i kolorystyka.
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-12-06 13:55
credo che gli spettacoli siano entrambi molto interessanti, una cenetta gustosissima ed un tango appassionato! Quale migliore accoppiata!
L'immagine è molto bella, la gestualità che hai catturato è superba.
Complimenti amico mio.
Un caro saluto
hispic (9652) 2010-12-06 18:54
A scene of Tango is expertly captured at the sensual moment, motion blur of her hand and hair are exquisite. Color is also perfectly depicted. Fascinating work!
it seems you had a gorgeous travel around Argentina.
Sonata11 (33426) 2010-12-06 19:20
super uchwycony moment. Wspaniale i piekne zdjecie.Perfekcyja chwila. Super zdjecie.Serdecznie pozdrawiam,
emka (82638) 2010-12-06 23:12
Hot!!! Zdjęcie nie w Twoim stylu, ale znakomite. Ale zmyslowa scena. Marzy mi się wyjazd do Argentyny i Buenos Aires. I tango show to chyba główna atrakcja. dziwię się, ze jednak nie zachęciłes się do tanga. Bo do tanga trzeba dwojga - ale byłes przeciez z żoną.
Bardzo mi sie podoba idea tanga jako przyprawy..
yeln (11516) 2010-12-06 23:13
brez plesa v Argentini ne gre! dobro ujet trenutek!! bravo! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
danos (88903) 2010-12-07 0:31
what a scene! Great snapshot in the middle of the road, to see someone a couple at this sensitive dancing pose! Superb combination from dance and food as your note is very informative.
Have a good day,Danos
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2010-12-07 2:03
you can not go to Argentina and do not see tango.
With this shot you really succeed to freeze the movement.
Always sensual this kind of dance.
jhm (141985) 2010-12-07 4:05
Argentino tango, a very passional dance, we see the position of the lady with a lot passion.
Her shoes are professional, long time ago my wife had almost the same.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent captured nice composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Silvio1953 (126930) 2010-12-07 6:41
Ciao Mariusz, lovely and original, beautiful action shood, splendid clarity, nice dancing scene, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-07 10:31
Superb dancing couple very well collected in a desicive momenet, a sensual moment_ The attitudes of the two dancers are too very well collected. Details, light, colors, contrast... an excellent and very original shot.
Have a nice eveneing,
macjake (58920) 2010-12-07 11:07
this one is certainly a different photo for you!
how close to you were they?
it would surely spice up your dinner.
too bad you weren't facing the opposite direction, that way we could see their faces too.
great action photo, that includes the culture of argentina.
vasilpro (41035) 2010-12-07 13:05
Wonderful street composition, beautiful romantic scene, dinner and entertainment he same time, excellent light management, very nice POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
mozzy27 (2) 2010-12-07 20:35
Yes you have provided use with a very spicy meal indeed! I would want to eat there also. Very fine capture of Tango dancers in a passionate pose, wonderful colours and good use of lighting. TFS
AKITA (15125) 2010-12-07 21:40
an amazing figures of Tango dancers you took,
really it looks very sensual and stimulating more than any spices on the table,
and back poster and brick wall are beautiful too,
thank you for your excellent shot,
danyy (0) 2010-12-07 23:01
sujet 100% TE pris au coeur du mouvement et au meilleur moment, les cheveux de la danseuse exprime la vivacité de ce mouvement. Une scène bien cadrée à la verticale et à la meilleure distance du sujet.
delpeoples (54173) 2010-12-08 1:36
What a sexy shot. The slight blur of the lady's hair and the position you've caught them in...crikey I dunno if she's more of the acrobat or you are! :) I love this photo, a very different genre for you and an excellent example of it. I can also think of one TE'er in particular who would froth at the mouth over this shot (Iainsp) - hope he gets to see it!
Lisa (PS: hope you're not being frozen out - it took my cousin in Dublin 5 hours to get to work when it usually takes 35 minutes!)
jafadabret (56501) 2010-12-08 1:38
Cette photo est un instantané d'une très grande beauté. Les danseurs forment un couple très gracieux.
npecanhuk (68210) 2010-12-08 8:11
I see that you enjoyed your stay in Buenos Aires! As I read your note I notice that it's not a cold description, but you really got involved with all that!
That's a very attractive picture and you caught the real spirit of tango here!
TFS - congrats,
sacavem (18614) 2010-12-09 5:51
This is a full photo of TANGO, emotion and pepper.
This is a great shot. TFS and good note.Very good POV and nice colours. Superb image, very sensual.
Juntas (7960) 2010-12-13 3:30
Hi Mariusz. In fact a very nice shot in the most sensual position of the tango. Great colors and good definition and a beautiful composition. Also a great note covering food , dance, football. Well done.
Have a nice day.
nikkitta (15788) 2010-12-13 17:11
You have become an Argentinian ´expert, good and quite true note about Boca, diner, tango, Maradona, Señor Tango,La Bombonera !
Being Argentinian and living in Buenos Aires cant add nothing interesting or a little bit saying that Boca color are yellow and blue, thats why all the information about the restaurant is in these colors
The shot, wonderful and well framed, shows exactly the way this person feel when they dance tango
I like the way the hair so dramatically felt
Enjoyed reading the comments, not know there are such a tango experts in TE
What jlbrthnn said is quite true, the milongas are the places to watch people dancing tango in a more quiet way
PJE (20758) 2010-12-19 17:23
Mariusz this is one very good action capture. Her body position and his together is quite the eye stopper. Nice work.
Vasa (16778) 2010-12-24 16:43
You are brilliant here, Mariusz. So glad to meet you again and have the best night of Christmas.
Friendly regards from Belgrade,
adramad (39488) 2011-01-20 8:01
Magnificent image, has captured a dance step in a tremendous position ... also on a table.
No doubt a good condiment for the dinner much more enjoyable.
A well-lit image it conveys well the sensuality of this dance.
ikeharel (60431) 2013-02-11 6:47
Tango is the most passionate dance, and your pic. sure to convey this for a fact.
Sometimes I am even envy at tango dancers for their abilities to masterfully show this while performing ( though not a great dancer myself...).
Beautiful taken while on the table, imagine the music and turbolent ambiance, well taken and presented.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2013-10-02 18:59
like you, I always value the old. As old is gold... And here is a gold from your gallery. Excellent moment captured. Nice timing to shoot such interesting moment from dance. Excellent light/ sharpness and depth. Great shot. Tfs.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31501)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Theme(s): Tango!, The Sexiest women of the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 1:04