[Tango-L] What's the trick?? Sacadas

Tango For Her tangopeer at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 21 17:57:07 EST 2008

It doesn't miss the point because I never said that it
"does any work".  It's just in her path.  Matter of
fact, later on in my post, I state that her body is
making the movements happen.

However, Steve's post does add to the description of
this movement.  Thanks.  Matter of fact, anybody,
please, add to these posts.  Dancers read their email
waiting and waiting for discussions on technique that
they can use.  

--- Stephen.P.Brown at dal.frb.org wrote:

> >>During a high sacada, your thigh is placed in the
> path of her thigh. 
> During a low sacada, your calf is placed in the path
> of her calf.<<
> This misses the point that a sacada is mostly an
> illusion.  You lead the 
> woman's step.  As the weight comes off her leg, you
> step into position in 
> front of the leg to be displaced.  The fact that you
> have shifted weight 
> to another position is what alters her body
> movement; she is staying in a 
> circle around you.  Your "displacement" does
> relatively little work; it 
> really just slightly deflects her leg movement as
> she is taking the normal 
> step that you have led. 
> Steve

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