Antonio Todaro: The Legendary Tango Dancer
Most tango clubs are covered with famous tango dancers from all over the world. However, in the eyes, of Celia Blanco, a world famous tango choreographer, Antonio Todaro is second to none in tango dance. Petroleo’s dance style consisted of more complex steps with the woman being the silent follower for the leading man. He more or less offered more freedom to move. However, the woman was expected to hang on and match Petroleo’s steps. Antonio Todero changed this whole scenario by offering creativity to both the partners, making tango even more mesmerizing to watch.
Antonio Todaro’s tango consisted of several complicated twists and turns, requiring plenty of space to be executed perfectly. This is why it is not often seen in the truest form in the clubs these days. However, some true tango devotionals do still include elements of Antonio’s tango moves into their dance for that sense of awe. Antonio’s protégé, Miguel Zotto moved onto become a great performer of the tango routine. He managed to gain plenty more followers by performing at a wide variety of stages all over the word. Antonio’s tango consisted of both the partners remaining separate and execute energetic and athletic steps s they make use of the entire ballroom space. These steps need to be practiced several times before hand in order to be executed perfectly.
Todaro’s steps are still looked upon with awe by many tango experts to this day. Any sloppy movement on the part of the dancers will lead to a complete disarray of the entire routine and cause plenty of embarrassment. If you have been practicing tango steps for a while and are now looking to move on to the next level, experts would recommend practicing Antonio’s routines. However, you need to ensure that there is plenty of space to execute each move to perfection.
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