Tango the word, although the etymology cannot be traced completely,
it comes from the Latin verb tangere which means, ‘to touch’.
Tango was born from an amalgamation of cultures at the late 1880
in the poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
It crosses the Atlantic in the early 1900. The tango was first danced
in a Parisian theatrical review in 1908. By the 1913 it was the most hotly
debated subject in Paris. From Paris it swept to London, and also spread
to Germany, Russia and Italy. Neo Tango by Kanegis
The tango craze reached New York in the winter of 1914. On the 4th of January the New York Times reported ‘all New Yorkers now madly whirling in the tango’.
In 1917 came the first film devoted entirely to the tango called ‘El tango de la muerte’
By the early 1920 tango enters its golden age in Argentina. In Buenos Aires Tango venues multiplied, people flocked to bars and cafes to listen and dance there favorite tango songs.
Carlos Gardel the most famous tango singer. To many millions of Latin Americans
he is one of the authentic super stars of the 20th century. Famous songs “ Por una cabeza’
Today tango is one of the most popular dances in the word, with millions of fans around the globe we see every year tango festivals everywhere, south Africa, Japan, China, Australia.
Since the 1920 many things have changed in the world of tango. The basic principals remain.
Tango was evolved during the years and we can see all around the world many dancing styles.
The two many streams of tango is the traditional and the evolutionary. The traditional dance is more elegant, following
the rules of the first tango dancers, close embrace and not many moves. The evolutionary include open and close embrace and has a variety of moves, for many it is considered more expressive and escapes from the rules of traditional social dancing.
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