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The dancing-partners, Le Thor

The dancing-partners, Le Thor
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-05
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/13 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Argentinian tango, tango argentin, Music and dance [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-04 13:28
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
March 5th, 2011
Le Thor 840132 84250
Vaucluse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
43.929 4.997 50 m

The dancing-partners, le Thor

One view.
Other view.

The partners dance the argentine tango. Transparency in an intimist MILONGA.

Musical genre and social dance, the argentine tango is a passion. The argentine tango is to be distinguished of the ballroom tango.

Social dance, the argentine tango is a single relation between the dancers couples and the music, a short and intense relation of dancers couple, the time of a tenda. Everyone perceives passion nature and the erotism of the argentinian tango, but one perceives less his violent side, relative.

If one is sensitive to the bewitchment of this music, the grace and the aestheticism of the dancers, the charm of elegance and the codes, with the seduction of the leg movements, the fascination of the technique of this dance, one cannot come out unscathed from such a relation with this world. The virus of the tango is contagious and tough.

The argentine tango for ballroom is more sober and is reserved more than the tango of spectacle, but it can be quite as beautiful and captivating, on a beautiful music, single and always nostalgic.
The argentine tango is a virus which does not release you any more since it penetrated you. Young people, and less young, impassion themselves for the argentinian tango and instigate it in particular in France where it develops and especially in the south.

A “milonga” is the place where the argentinian tango is danced. The milonga is also a dance, former to the argentinian tango.
The musical programming is done by alternating the “tendas”, of the series of 3 or 4 argentine tangos, or argentinian vals, or milongas, which is the three rhythms of the argentine tango in the broad sense.

The tango was defined like “a sad thought which is danced”. (Ernest Sabato, Argentinian writer of Italian and Albanian origin born in Rojas, in the province of Buenos Aires on June 24th, 1911.)
The tango is a social dance, of more or less clear origin, popular and coming from dregs, danced at the origin in Argentina and Uruguay which exists now in various forms, for ballrooms and codified, or adapted to various cultures. The tango is a culture.
The argentine tango is regarded as the authentic tango.

UNESCO, United Nations Organization for Education, Science and the Culture, registered the tango on the list representative of the immaterial cultural heritage of humanity, UNESCO Press Release nº 2009- 105 01-10-2009 .
"It is practised in the traditional dance halls of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, spreading the spirit of its community across the globe even as it adapts to new environments and changing times."

“El Tango es… el Tango”, the tango is… the tango.
“El Tango es una Historia”, the tango is a history.

LE THOR is a french commune, located in the department of the Vaucluse of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur area, populated of 7 834 Thorois in 2005, distributed out of 35,5 km², that is to say 220.5 hab/km².

The municipality of Le Thor is crossed by the Sorgue d'Entraigues, one of the arms of the river Sorgue, which takes his spring in the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse, by an important resurgence.

My images of Le Thor.
Mes images of tango argentin.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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Excellente photo dans laquelle tu as exploité de magistrale façon tous les éléments présents. Ce couple vu en transparence, discrètement décalé vers le bord de la fenêtre, permet d'imaginer mille choses. Moment de tendresse, de complicité, de secrets....et plus si affinités -)J'aime beaucoup.

Salut Joel,

Très bon thème de la photo, la note que vous avez joint est tout simplement parfait, je l'aime quand les gens commentaire pour le cadre photo fotos.El sur la fenêtre nous donne un cadre de réflexion pour enseigner artificielle des danseurs de tango si romantique eux.

La composition de la lumière et les couleurs sont très lumineuses et sont très bien utilisés. Si vous me permettez, je dis que cette image est très poétique.

Je continue mes favoris.



Hello Joel,
Wonderful composition, beautiful reflections, lovely light and color, excellent POV, smart idea.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11746 W: 126 N: 21107] (108743)
  • [2011-04-04 14:05]

Quelle classe dans cette photo! Une idee' magnifique et une realisation tres professionelle...mes plus gros compliments pour l'idee'! Bon Mardi et merci,Luciano

Hi Joel,
a beautiful photo with elegant and clever composition, great details and lights, the realization is splendid, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!

Bonsoir Joël,

La fenêtre aide au cadrage de l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir le reflet du couple qui danse sur la fenêtre. La force de la lumière de la lampe a un effet spécial sur les couleurs de l'image. bonne soirée.


Hello Joel,
This is a very artistic and well-executed photo. I love the composition and the management of light. The items on the windowsill are just as interesting as the couple dancing, and I like the accent provided by the small purple lights. Really nice!!

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46935)
  • [2011-04-04 16:01]

Hi Joel!
I like this:)! You captured the moment so well. The way you used the mirror to frame them, the little lamps, the details. A very original shot! I like the atmosphere a lot!

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2011-04-04 16:36]

Bonsoir Joël,
La composition est fantastique et unique. L'atmosphère est merveilleusement intime.
Excellent travail!

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2011-04-04 16:51]

Un autre pas vers l'expression artistique. Cette composition me plait bien, surtout avec les reflexions dans la glase. L'orange me seduit. Bravo Joel et encore merci.


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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-04-04 22:06]

Hi Joël,
Very artistic shot Joël, lots of details, I love it!


Hello Joel,

C'est inhabituel et cette invitation à z"yeuter par la fenêtre d'une milonga est particulièrement réussie.
Le côté de travers de l'abat jour est parfait et l'harmonie des couleurs tout à fait raccord avec l'ambiance tango.
Ya de l'atmosphère dans cette composition au point qu'on entendrait presque des bandonéons !

very nice composition with the the reflection of the dancing couple on the mirror...gd noticed with a excellent POV...gd colour contrast & sharpness with a gd exposoure value...Fantastic shot...mark as a one of my fav...


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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2683 W: 1336 N: 3011] (38553)
  • [2011-04-05 0:22]

Bonjour Joël

Heureusement qu'il y a ton titre, pour lire la photo et découvrir ce couple qui danse, reflété dans un coin du miroir. Belle lumière orangée, presque tamisée. ça doit être un tango langoureux!!!

Bonjour Joël
Tout en finesse et en délicatesse. C'est superbe.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4036 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-04-05 0:46]

Hello Joel,
Wonderful composition, with excellent idea! Perfect notes and total work ! beautiful reflections, lovely light and color, excellent POV,

Hello Joel - An innovative way of showing the dance and the ambience created by the red window frame, glasses, lamp and ornaments really sets the scene very well. Moody and emotive. TFS best regards Rosemary

Hi Joel,
Argentina Tango is one of the dance that I like to watch, creative idea to show the dancer through the reflection, nice little exquisite decorative objects around the window, distinct indoor photos, well done.

Hello Joel.
A very subtle, elegant photo from you today, not your 'typical' shot I think!
An excellent exposure controls the highlights but allows us to see the shadowy figures dancing the tango in the reflection, and we can wonder about the story which led them to this room. The details of the horse and shoes in the corners add a charming touch. There is a slightly melancholy atmosphere, but I think that is the tango, no? Melancholia and nostalgia.
A wonderful picture.

Hello Joël,
A fascinating and very well conceived composition with a touch of the romantic about it. The exposure is perfectly controlled. I like very much the lovely warm tones and the twinkling lights. Enjoy your time in Poitou!

Hello Joel,
This is a very creative image with lovely framing and points of interest. The reflection of the couple dancing is beautiful and good to just give us part of them. Excellent composition.
Regards, Ann

Bonjour Joel,

Cette photo est tout simplement parfaite. Tous les ingrédients du succès s'y retrouvent, surtout l'intelligence et le regard.



Si vede che questo periodo “lo specchio” attira l’attenzione, sia la tua che la mia.
Solo che io ho captato il paesaggio marino e tu – una misteriosa riflessione di una stanza tramite la finestra che sembra comunque uno specchio!
Molto ben fatto, caro Joel!
Buona serata!

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  • lilito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 94 N: 394] (3534)
  • [2011-04-05 12:35]

Oh, là, là!!!! J'adoooore!
Non seulement le tango argentin, mais cette fenêtre que nous laisse apercevoir le plaisir, la complicité, la lumière...

Salut Joel.
Une composition très créative et intime, cadre de fenêtre de couleur ressemble à une image en jouant à une peinture. Charme d'éléments décoratifs qui ajoutent de la beauté de la composition.
Bonne image aussi dans le WS, vous avez géré l'exposition très bien, la réalisation d'un belle netteté de l'image et la lumière.

Ciao Joel,
molto interessanti le note che riguardano il tango argentino, altrettanto interessante la composizione, un bel mix tra realtà e riflessi, con una bella luce ed un taglio perfetto. Davvero eccellente l'idea e la realizzazione.
Un caro abbraccio

Hola Joel
je viens de mettre ta photo dans mes favorites
Tu est un tango expert, mieux qu un argentin et tu le sais
Incroyable de beaute ta imagen avec la fenetre comme cadre
J aime la fason que tu presentes les danseurs
Te felicito desde Buenos Aires, Argentina


Bonjour Joel,

Together with the array of separate links and an informative note, this photo completes an excellent packet for Trekearth. The reflections in the window create a extra dimension, where the foreground represents reality and the the reflections an illusion.



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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15425 W: 159 N: 26981] (141572)
  • [2011-04-06 2:17]

Bonjour Joel
Je sais ta passion pour le tango, cela se ressent dans cette image romantique, j'aime l'encadrement du miroir, la lumière et le couple, jolie note et deux autres beaux et intéressant WS
Belle journée

Ola Joel ,
Esta uma beleza esta tua foto , gostei muito da composição de objectos , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

bonsoir Joël
chaque fois que tu nous montres une photo de tango,c'est une petite merveille!J'aime particulièrement celle-ci,avec son cadre dans le cadre et les objets anciens qui le bordent,et bien sûr ce reflet de danseurs qui laisse deviner une joie et une complicité sans pareilles!J'adore!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24390 W: 523 N: 40796] (175552)
  • [2011-04-08 3:54]

Hello Joël

My wife and I are dancers but no argentine tango, alone ballroom and latin. (Ten dances)
Regular see I argentino dans in the dance school, perhaps will I learn later.
Lovely artistic picture.
Depth and perspective are pleasant for look at.
Very well captured, nice presentation.
Nice done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

bonsoir Joël
Tu as eu une bonne idée de photographier indirectement ce couple...il faut bien regarder la photo pour le découvrir. La lampe est judicieusement placée et fait bon ménage avec le cadre rouge de la fenêtre.
Bien vu!

Interesting composition with beautiful effects. Great representations of France. Congratulations!

Hello Joël
Lovely scene you captured.
Fantastic idea for wonderful composition.
Many nice details on the window.
Famous reflection of the par who dance a tango.
Impresive light managment.
Fantastic two another image in the workshop and nice story of tango.
Great and complete job my friend

Hi Joël,
A very good and quite different picture from you. I like the warm colours, all the symbols here and the hint of a dancing couple in the reflection. A very good and interesting note!
Kind regards

Caro Joel
avevo visto questa tua foto appena l'avevi postata, ma stavo spegnendo perché era tardi, e non avevo parole per dirti quello che mi aveva suscitato. L'ho guardata più volte, e mi resta la sensazione di non avere parole a sufficienza. Potrei dirti che attorno a questa foto/scena ci si potrebbe costruire una storia di svariate pagine, tanti sono i dettagli preziosi che, sono sicura, altri prima di me hanno rilevato. Ma più di tutto mi incanta la traduzione in immagine di quello che tu hai scritto nel testo. Trasparenza in una milonga intimista è da sola un qualcosa da cinque stelle, ma anche tutto il testo lo è altrettanto. Aggiungo ancora che si sente così tanto che tu senti talmente il Tango, che si ha l'impressione di vedere te ballare con la donna della foto, e vedere te che fotografi tutta la magia trasparente di questo davvero incantevole momento.
Ho finito. :-) O meglio.. mi impongo di finire qui, anche se avrei altro da dire :-)
bravissimo Joel
ti abbraccio

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2011-04-11 22:04]

Bonjour Joël,

Même le cheval danse en cadence !!! Bel oeil photo graphique et appréciable utilisation de toutes ces lumières intérieures surtout qu'ici elles sont bien gérées et crées un douce et romantique ambiance. Bien vu et beau travail, bravo Joël.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une excellente journée,


Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
Très bonne construction d'image avec cette fenêtre et son embrasure servant de support pour bibelots et lampe.
Le reflet des danseurs est judicieux.
Très bonne définition du tango argentin (très intéressante note).
Une image très originale empreinte d'un côté intimiste.

Hi Joel
this photo has to be enlarged from the small thumbnails to fully appreciate the photo's creativity and artistry.
well done, in capturing the dancing couple.
a real romantic mood, even with the red colors of passion too.
well executed

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13797 W: 0 N: 16043] (169134)
  • [2011-04-13 1:34]

Hello Joël,

fantastique tableau de maître, superbe compo avec le couple dans le reflet, ce miroir rouge, quelle compo et iamge, tendre douce et superbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2011-04-13 1:51]

Bonjour Joël,
the tango is a fascinating dance and this is very interesting photo work, especially the photos in WS! You have excellently captured the atmosphere of this charming place where the people are obviously dedicated to the tango. Very well working POV, very beautiful colors and an excellent composition. Congratulation!
Warm regards

Ciao caro Joel,
Un'altra dimostrazione che oltre ad essere un bravo fotografo, sei anche un bravo compositore di immagini. Questa foto l'hai composta in modo piacevole e creativo, con uno stupendo riflesso che dà la sensazione dell'atmosfera che c'era quella sera, ballando il tango. Eccellente colpo d'occhio, realizzato con discrezione e fascino. Bravissimo!
Ciao, buon fine settimana!

Bonjour Joël,
Superbe capture composée avec beaucoup de finesse.
La vieille fenêtre colorée, éclairée de la belle lampe et de son reflet, les objets décoratifs sans doute symboliques de l'activité pratiquée dans la salle ; enfin, le reflet si discret des deux danseurs sur la droite.
Une réussite.

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