Paso Doble


Some words are appeals in themselves – To hear Paso Doble and dream of Spain, dance and seduction

Paso Doble is not Flamenco – but there is a little Flamenco in its heart
Paso Doble is not Tango – but there is Tango in its soul

Paso Doble – Andy Farr

The Paso Doble comes from Spain and Mexico – it drags with it a universe built on two continents, an ocean and difficult stories to live, to make live and to tell.

To understand its soul, perhaps it is necessary to begin by listening to the music that guides its steps – you will find what Spain has offered us, Spain and its gypsies, Spain and its trumpets and guitars so special that they are unforgettable.
Spain, heat, dust and blood – honor and love understood as a fight :

Here is a very telling representation of what the Paso Doble looks like when it is danced : okay, it is not at all modern style in human relationships, in love relationships.
The Paso Doble remains in the soul which saw it being born: seduction is a game of combat – a combat with very little softness as far as this dance is concerned – it is not the object of softness here :

That said, he accepts important variations, changes of tone in what the dancers show us of the love relationship – the two performances of Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko are a clear proof of this.

Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko
Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko

As for coming to tell me that it is not modern – so here is the show of 2022 – the dancers can’t be old. And the spirit of combat between people who educate each other seems to me more topical than ever, after all. Especially since it’s a dance that goes very fast – that is very physical – where contact is largely more limited than in other two-person dances – where everyone can express their “love” feelings with their dance :

Shall I mention the monstrous potential of the Paso Doble for my small Virtual Reality projects?

Have you seen how fast it goes?
How unpredictable the movements are?
It’s going to be a delightful hell to live in Virtual Reality.

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