"I remember one night at the Club Gricel, shortly before his death. Mariana, his dancing partner, leaned against him, held up by nothing more than Gavito's forehead and the tips of her own toes. It was an act of absolute surrender. The slightest error would have brought them both tumbling to the floor. That photograph has become, for me, the absolute definition of eros: I surrender to you with absolute certainty; you are my balance."
--Photographer, Pablo Corral Vega
He was and still is in my opinion one of most talented dancers that I have seen performing and teaching.
He was unpretentious about both himself and his art while he was aware of his mastery in movements & stillness. He had a unique ability to engage in a performance with a suitable variation drawn from his interpretation of the mood of those observing him and his partner.
Thank you for remembering him and sharing!
MilongaCat - thank you for posting your comment. This picture just mesmerizes me. I'm happy it moved you too.
the balance was chest-based...
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