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Tango Lesson
Tango Lesson
Tango Lesson

A woman and a man dance Argentinean tango. The camera focuses on the body parts that are in contact: chest, shoulders, and arms. In the end it is shown that the woman is pregnant. The soundtrack is at first dominated by the sounds of the tango lesson: the music and the buzz of conversation. Then the music is changed into a hum that resembles the whir of the vacuum cleaner. One can distinguish heartbeat played by udu drum. The work is an attempt to imagine how a baby would experience the dance inside the womb.

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English title / Tango Lesson
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Tango Lesson
Original title / Tango Lesson
Keywords / family (phenomena), body image and culture, science, documentary films, music
Type / Single channel
Genre / dance films, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:04:00
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2007
Cast / Elina Saloranta (Director), Klaus Eisenlohr (Camera), Jorma Hinkka (Graphics), Elina Saloranta (Author), Tatu Virtamo (Sound Design)
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