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TangoDancer
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2009, 01:12:53 AM »

BUT ... now that I am delving much deeper into technique ... the logic is kicking in, and it is kicking me in the a$$.

I (for myself that is) find the two can not co-exist.

I find this somehow bizarre. And, yes, the 2 can and do co-exist. The simple truth is that proper technique is logical, and the resulting ease of movement is the proof. The proper usage of technique allows the dancer to feel freely the resulting movement, which perpetuates, outwardly, the emotional impetus that propelled us into the technique in the first place.

I believe some of the posts here have confused logical with cogitative.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2009, 01:41:58 AM »


 ....yes, the 2 can and do co-exist. The simple truth is that proper technique is logical, and the resulting ease of movement is the proof. The proper usage of technique allows the dancer to feel freely the resulting movement, which perpetuates, outwardly, the emotional impetus that propelled us into the technique in the first place.


I have to agree with TD here. I have always found that proper technique to be extremely logical and very anatomical correct. I do believe that proper technique give you the freedom to express your feelings. I know this my sound contradictive to what I have said before but really it isn’t. Often dancers try to do the technique that the think they see. If they are not able to see through the illusion then they are not really doing the proper technique and therefore will not be able to express their feelings. The two totally go hand in hand, but if the technique is not the proper technique it will hinder the show of the emotions.

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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2009, 03:35:15 AM »

I agree one compliments the other, once you have established the logical techniques and know them by rout then you can become the emotional dancer that portrays the music to the audience. That is what I love
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 10:49:47 PM »

Well ... TD, DSV and QPO .... I have a bit of a ways to go to have them co-exists. LOL

Right now for me is ALL logic.
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009, 10:57:51 PM »

99.9% logical here.  On rare occasions though, emotion gets mixed in too.  My avatar is one of those.  Very logical and did choreographer's steps, but still, that particular perforamnce, emotion got into it too.  I came off floor there shaking.  Only doing that routine one more time in competition, and I hope it goes as well. 
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009, 10:59:49 PM »

Danced our standard final on the weekend right after 2 glasses of white wine. I didn't see much logic in what I did on the floor, but damn it felt good! We came 3rd!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2009, 11:00:37 PM »

why not just do crossword puzzles instead of dancing. y'all can get your fix without raising a foot. do you ever do anything without thinking it needs to be thought about first?
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2009, 11:04:49 PM »

CM ...but as a beginner in going into comp learning technique ... wouldn't you need the logical at that point?
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2009, 11:11:27 PM »

my apologies to you emerald. the post was meant more for the others posting about how logical they are.  I try to balance logic and feeling when I dance . but my logical thought is that my feelings will make me better
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2009, 11:18:34 PM »

oh why apologize? not nessesary. heheee ... trying to undersand is all.

my pro tells me (and this is where I get way way WAY confused)

at first (like the first 1.5 years of my dancing) it was "ou are to emotional. you need to not show any emotion"

SO .... I have sorta begun to switch and NOt show emotion and focus on logic. (I do not think I feel or even hear the music anymore for enjoyment much less dance, I am focusing so hard on my pros musical lead through his body)

NOW my pro is like "you have to show emotion. you look constipated, what emotions do these dances make you feel" etc .... I am like WT?HuhHuh Huh Huh Huh grrrrrrrr
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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2009, 11:19:28 PM »

catsmeow, I do crosswords and stuff too, but dancing keeps me around much cuter women.  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2009, 11:27:37 PM »

Alll this talk about emotions brings up a question that others might find interesting. As the lead (aka man) I have a lot of emotions when I compete. Most of them have to do with steering the boat and deciding how to extricate the partnership out of harms way. Do women think this way at all?
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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2009, 11:29:57 PM »

etp 777 : are you saying that emotionally you are more attractive ? maybe we are onto something here matey
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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2009, 11:30:38 PM »

I do try to pay attention to what's going on behind my partner.  That said, I only have to notify him that he's about to hit somebody, I don't have to worry about how to extricate us myself.
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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2009, 11:32:16 PM »

What can I say, I love doing logic problems and mind games.  I think you need to be 50 / 50.  50% logical to understand the reasoning of the movement and how to do it and 50% emotional to be able to express the movement to the particular piece of music being played.    
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