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Tango is a passion, Nimes

Tango is a passion, Nimes
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-01-01
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Argentinian tango, tango argentin, Music and dance, Black and white [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-09 2:11
Viewed: 5253
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
January 1st, 2010
Nîmes 300189 30000
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
43.839 4.361 46 m

Tango is a passion, Nîmes.

Tango orchestra "Ojos de Tango" in Montpellier. January 24th, 2010.

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

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."

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 argentinian tango is regarded as the authentic tango.

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 Argentinian 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.

The argentinian 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 argentinian 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 argentinian tangos or argentinian vals or milongas, which is the three rhythms of the argentinian tango in the broad sense.

NÎMES is a french commune, located in the department of the Gard of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 133,424 Nîmois in 1999, distributed out of 161 km², that is to say 827 hab./km².

Mes images of tango argentin.

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Hi Joel,
a superb photo. You caught the essence of this famous dance with the composition, the photo gives back the rhythm of the dance, the excitement of the dance... The woman feet glittering in the light are beautiful. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice day!

Hello Joël,
By concentrating on the legs you have captured the nuances of this famous dance in a nutshell. I like also the use of black and white which helps centre the concentration on the action. A fine range of tones with excellent sharpness. The interesting and informative note completes a splendid contribution.

Olá, Joel!
Aqui vemos uma bela apresentação do tango, essa mistura de ritmos que nasceu nos subúrbios de Buenos Aires e que nos mostra toda a sensualidade nos passos dos casais. Um belo momento, uma cena bem focada e um trabalho que ficou excelente em P&B. Parabéns!
Grande abraço.

lovely shot Joel, lovely and original,
well taken, good in black and white, good photo art job here, have a good day.
regard jaap

Bonjour Joel
Elle a du métier la danseuse.Ça c'est du muscle!!
Bonne journée

hello joel
I like this BW picture a tribute to tango. Your observation about the legs more than a classic shot is remarkable. Great nuances and composition. Bravo ihsan

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14081 W: 0 N: 16143] (171764)
  • [2010-02-09 4:43]


je sais pas danser le tango, mais j'adore la msuique qui accompagne cette danse, sueprbe compo originale sur toutes ces belle jambes, trsè bien vu.

Bravo et maitié


Bonjour Joël,

La prise de vue permet de voir le jeu des jambes des danseurs de tango. Le plancher aide au cadrage de la scène. Le noir et blanc met en évidence les jambes de la danseuse à l'avant-plan. Bonne journée.


Bonsoir Joël,

Le coup d'oeil du photographe averti était indispensable pour songer à cet excellent cadrage. Le N&B et ses beaux contrastes apportent un plus sur le plan esthétique mais également au niveau de l'athmosphère dégagée par cette photo. Et... je crois reconnaître les ahuts talons et les jambes d'un Bétonnière sur la droite de l'image.... Belgrade à Nimes ?
Bonne soirée,

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2010-02-09 13:08]

Hi Joel,
i don`t know much about tango, apart from the street photos I have seen from Buenos Aires. After reading your note, I know much more, Thanks ! Your picture is taken from a unusual angle, but it works for me. Black and white photo, combined with the clothes make it look old. And the legs ? Gorgeous :)
Have a nice evening.

Hi Joël,
I really like the note here and all the links that you have so kindly provided. This is also a very special picture, you have rightly concentrated on the legs of the dancers, as one would do, if watching this event in reality!
Kind regards

Ciao Joel,
intéressant ce bas pov nous permet de voir bien la technique des pas... beau blanc et noir

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-02-09 14:49]
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Excuse moi Joel, je ne vois que des jambes feminines. Deja, ca fait une forte impression. Laisse les couleures, mon ami.


Ciao caro Joel, piacevole foto, non solo per le belle gammbe delle signore, ma soprattutto per come hai tagliato questa foto, concentrando l'attenzione sui passi del tango, il più sensuale ballo del mondo. Questa è una foto che non ha età, potrebbe benissimo essere stata fatta cinquant'anni fa o ieri, perchè questo ballo non ha tempo, è sempre di moda. Giusta la cornice rossa, il colore della passione!
Ciao, buona notte!

Hi Joel
love the choice to go with the black and white, the lady's legs to the right really stand out with the flash you used.
you captured the textures in the floor, and the definition in the lady's legs.
great action photo.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-02-09 21:13]
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Bonjour Joel, Exellent creation in this picture. The dancers legs and feet tell the story. I really like this shot. Yes, if you want to see or hear the tango, go to Argentina. There was an American movie made in the 1930s, Flying Down to Rio. Ginger Roger and Fred Astaire. The tango in that cinema was Orchids in the Moonlight. Perhaps you have heard it? Wonderful music and also a great picture. Regards, Roger

Je ne sais pas comment a été interprétée par les danseuses ta position de prise de vue au ras du sol -) Deux petits regrets pour moi : la jambe droite de la danseuse coupée et l'absence de couleurs....même si j'apprécie la qualité de ton noir et blanc. Beau jeu de jambes quand même!

Bonjour Joël,
J'aime beaucoup cette façon de photographier à la manière des grands maîtres des années cinquante. Ici le noir et blanc s'imposait pour donner cette atmosphère si particulière.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-02-10 0:28]

Hi Joel!a beautiful rhythm of the dance,and a picture from the all gave you work in the subject tango other dimension The interesting and informative note completes a splendid contribution.Good idea compliments
Praise you!

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2010-02-10 3:10]

belez de tomada, com essas pernas todas em pleno dinamismo. Uma linda fotografia.



hi joel
you shot whith creative and skillful.composition is amazing.b&w is very good.
best regard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2010-02-10 8:45]

Bonjour Joel
bien sur je passe sur celle ci car je sais que c'est une de tes passions, joli pas de danse et un super exercise pour muscler les jambes...non pas de danse pour moi je n'aime pas mais par contre j'aimerai te voir un jour :-)
Belle soirée

bonjour Joël
voilà une photo très originale et qui n'a pas dû être facile à réaliser!Il manque un bout du pied de la danseuse,mais avec le mouvement,le cadrage était surement ce qu'il y avait de plus compliqué,et pourtant,l'ambiance est superbement retranscrite!J'aime beaucoup!

this Black and white highligh her legs. I like this effect. Congrats!

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