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Tango Fire heats up The OracleBy Sarah Dave
September 11, 2009
Oozing sex appeal, Argentinian dancers Ines Cuesta and Miureceo Celis raised temperatures in the town centre this week.
The pair were demonstrating the heart-racing, eye-popping moves expected to impress audiences when they join their troupe on stage in Reading next week for Tango Fire.
Ten hot dancers accompanied by the Quatrotango quartet will bring the sizzling sexiness of the seductive dance to The Hexagon on Thursday.
Period duets and group dances with South American flair are set to wow the crowds.
Ines, 29, and husband Miureceo, 30, from Buenos Aires, demonstrated at The Oracle Riverside on Tuesday with steamy clinches and breathtaking lifts and twirls, raising temperatures on the already hottest day of the week.
Ines said: “Sometimes you’re telling a story and sometimes you respect the time [era] of the music and the time of the person who wrote the music.
“We practise four hours every day but when we’re touring we rehearse for an hour before the show. The most important thing for me is to show elegance and enjoy it.”
Miureceo added: “Every tango is different – it depends on the song and music – so we have a mix of emotions.
“It’s better when we dance with live musicians because we feel something together.”
Ines, who has been dancing for 13 years, added: “People should come and see Tango Fire because it’s amazing with wonderful music and very good dancers.”
Reading Arts spokesman Bobby Lonergan said: “The Argentinian tango is one of the most popular dance forms worldwide.
“With Strictly Come Dancing about to hit the BBC, Tango Fire offers a fantastic opportunity for audiences to experience in the flesh, the rawness and sophistication, sexy and sensual side of tango, in a true dance spectacular.”
Charles Long, founder of Reading dance group Thames Valley Tango, also sashayed by to see the pair in action. He said: “Once people have done other dances, they are looking for the next thing.”
And tango is obviously the popular choice.
‘Muy bien’ said the master
Ines and Miureceo were mesmerising. Now it was my turn.
Making it look very easy, Ines said Argentinian tango was basically like walking.
“Everybody can dance,” said the patient one, and she showed me eight basic steps.
After having a go at this we tried figure of eight turns and then a caricias (caresses) in between the sequence which was brushing one’s calf against your partner’s leg. Contact is also at chest level and hold is more of an embrace than the rigid grasp of ballroom dancing. Hot stuff, eh?
Miureceo was very masterful as we did a five-minute routine with him leading me in a thrilling spin of The Riverside.
Onlookers were also kind enough to applaud at the end and a “Muy bien” from my partner was enough to make me want to learn properly.
- Sarah’s outfit was loaned by Dancia International, 36-38 Prospect Street, Caversham.
The black tango skirt is £29.95 and black lace top leotard is £26.75.
Call (0118) 947 8123 or visit www.dancia.co.uk/reading.