Tango dance is one the most famous partner dances that emphasizes the vibrant and playful style of movement, rich expressions, improvisation and requires close connection and passion between dancers. It is currently practiced by millions of people from all around the world, who have learned to love not only a traditional tango style which was popularized in late 19th and early 20th century but also many of its other modern tango dance variations created in Argentina and many other countries.
The core concept of the tango dance revolves around leader and followerwhere leader through their embrace gives openings to the follower what to do, and follower then chooses how he will respond. The end result of this cooperative process can be a highly improvisational dance that fully captivates the attention of both the dancers and spectators.
The attire of the tango dancers is also important because it significantly impacts the visual appeal of the dance, most notably with female dancers promoting their elegance and sexuality by performing the passionate tango dance routines while wearing revealing clothing and high heels.
When people think about tango, today they are most likely to think about its modern ballroom type, which has become famous for its focus on high spectator satisfaction and ability to be practiced in a competitive environment. In addition to various tango dancing styles, tango can also be danced to several styles of tango musicincluding traditional, nuevo and alternative.
While the influences of those music styles change the dance, the core number of principles are shared among all types of tango Tango Passion - Various - More Dance 5. Musical instruments that can most commonly be heard during a tango dance are the traditional accordion, bandoneon tango accordionpiano, guitar, violin, double bass and a human voice.
The history of tango can be traced all the way back to 18th century Argentina where a mix of influences brought by European immigrants, South American natives Tango Passion - Various - More Dance 5 dances of former African slaves in their candombe ceremonies brought the rise of the new type of partner dance that was practiced almost exclusively by poor and lower class.
The popularity of this dance grew at a steady pace, especially in the lower-class districts of the cities such as Buenos Aires and Montevideo Uruguay. It is important to mention that several types of tango dance existed then, with only one of them managing to find wide popularity outside of the lower class in a dance that is today referred as tango criollo or authentic tango. With this term started being used for more types of musical gatherings, it eventually becomes a synonym of the popular tango dance.
The earliest written record of the word tango comes from the yearin a colonial government proclamation that attempted to ban these musical gatherings. In late 19th and early 20th century, tango dance becomes commonplace in Argentinian theatres, dancing halls, and street performances, enabling it to quickly become one of the favorite dances of newly arrived European immigrants who were settling in Argentina.
By early 20th century, many of those immigrants and other Argentinian natives formed entertainment groups that traveled to Europe with a goal of promoting their newly popular partner dance.
They first found popularity in the early s in the City of Light, Paris, and from there Tango quickly reached London, Berlin, and many other European capitals. By the yeartraditional Argentinian tango and North American tango settled down into their proper forms, enabling the US dances to enjoy dancing any type of tango dance they preferred.
The popularity of Tango dance went through several ups and downs in its native Argentina. However, in between these dark events, tango managed to thrive and was revived several times as a point of natural pride. Since tango is highly improvisational, personal and impulsiveit is not strange that it has managed to quickly evolve from its traditional form into dozens of styles that are today practiced all around the world.
Style of tango is also distinguished in the way the dancers are supporting their center of gravity. In Argentine and Uruguayan tango, dancers first move their chests, and then their feet reach to support them. Ballroom dancinghowever, uses a different style, where feet move first, and then the center Tango Passion - Various - More Dance 5 mass moves. Other styles involve differences in step movements, timings, speed, the character of movement and following of the rhythm.
Different tango types also use different styles of leg positioning, such as being intertwined and hooked together between dancers or being kept away one from another. Placement of the foot Tango Passion - Various - More Dance 5 the floor can also change between tango typeswith some requiring landing the foot flatly on the ground, and others for toes to touch the ground first. All tango styles are practiced using one of the two types Tango Passion - Various - More Dance 5 embraces between lead and follow dances:.
Tango music developed at Get Out Of Town - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - A New Concept Of Great Cole Porter Songs (8-Tr same time as the tango dance.
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At first, tango music was closely associated with the underclasssame as the tango dance, but this style of music quickly reached mainstream in Argentina and Uruguayfueled by the expansion of the dance and arrival of new composers that captured the attention of the general population. The early expansion of tango music was helped a lot by the arrival of tango song La cumparsita" which was composed in in the Uruguay. To this day, Tango music is an important part of the music of Argentina.
The tango dance routines are intimate, passionate and elegant, which has pushed the dancers to dress appropriately. This fashion choice remained popular in tango community, although the arrival of shorter dresses and dresses with openings have given female dances La Vega Larga (Fandangos) - Argentina - La Vida Del Artista to pick their favorite fashion style.
Modern tango Tango Passion - Various - More Dance 5 are very sensual - short, have asymmetrical hemlines, are adorned with intricate fringes and crochet decorations, and show cleavage.
They can be made both from I Got Your Number - The Woggles - I Got Your Number / See The Cheetah (At The Hangout) and modern lycra and stretch fabric materials. As for footwear, women should almost exclusively use high Tango Passion - Various - More Dance 5 tango dance shoes. Many of the dancers also frequently wear accessories such as vests, hats, and suspenders.
Since its popularization, tango has managed to become a phenomenon that has influenced many spheres of life across the world, including sports synchronized swimming, figure skating, gymnasticsfestivals, healthy living, film, music, and more.
Many people were responsible for raising awareness of this music and dance, including:. Dance Facts. Home Dance List Tango Dance.
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