Monday, March 9, 2009

Dancing the Tango in the Garden of the Arts

I like these shots I took Saturday night at an open-air dance held in the little vest-pocket park, "The Garden of the Arts" here in Queretaro. Since they were taken at night without flash, the images turned out sort of creamy and Impressionistic--appropriate to the evening, when couple and singles showed up to dance the "milonga" (a close cousin to the tango). The very nature of the dance made the evening magical. It involves lots of sexy, romantic steps and twists, with quick kicks between your partners feet and deep dips. The orange trees were in bloom with the sweet, exotic fragrance of orange blossom.