4 Reasons To Love The Tango
They dance the rustic tango, but have made it smoother and more elegant. He has his own tango company and is the supervising choreographer for the show. During the course of their partnership they married each other and were divorced. Tango was first used as a term to describe music and dancing in the late 18th century in Buenos Aires.
La Milonguita del Parque Chacabuco is a clandestine milonga which appeared at the beginning of November in Parque Chacabuco, a garden crossed by a highway. For many people, especially retired people for which tango represents a hobby and a way of life, it’s an essential space. “I had never been without work,” said Inés Muzzopappa, her friend and another tango dancer who migrated online. But Muzzopappa came to realise that people were craving at least some kind of connection during the loneliest moments of the pandemic.
Julio Sosa [t.i] (1926–1964) from Uruguay was one of the most important tango singers during tango’s unhappy years in the 1950s and early 1960s. His passion for poetry led to his sole published book; his passion for fast cars led to his young death. In tango from the River Plate region, the open position, the legs may be intertwined and hooked together, in the style of Pulpo .
In the International style of Tango, “heel leads” are used for forward steps. The tango spread from the dominant urban dance form to become hugely popular across Finland in the 1950s after World War I and World War II. The melancholy tone of the music reflects the themes of Finnish folk poetry; Finnish tango is almost always in a minor key. Subsequently, the English tango evolved mainly as a highly competitive dance, while the American tango evolved as an unjudged social dance with an emphasis on leading and following skills. This has led to some principal distinctions in basic technique and style. Nevertheless, there are quite a few competitions held in the American style, and of course mutual borrowing of technique and dance patterns happens all the time. The complex figures of this style became the basis for a theatrical performance style of tango seen in the touring stage shows.
But the vast majority of its workers in Argentina are informal, with no safety net to fall back on. As it has done in countless other spheres around the world, the pandemic quickly exposed the precarious conditions in which tango workers live. This article offers an examination of the aesthetics and philosophy of Argentine tango, arguing for tango’s contradictory power of resistance to the tendency of cultural commodification in contemporary society. The dancing couple achieves a sense of sovereignty and improvisational freedom which is in tension with the increasing commodification and standardisation of art in the age of globalisation. What is produced in tango’s ‘space of touch’ remains unproductive, unexplainable, and non-commodifiable.