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09/04/2019

What is the “tango” dance?

QUESTION
What is the “tango” dance?
I’m writing a short essay about the tango. What is it and how did it originate and stuff like that…. Or could you give me a good website to read about it? Thanks

ANSWER
Depends on how deep and which aspect you are interested in.

The Wikipedia article is very accurate ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_t… ) and concise.

If you are interested in the ‘European’ variant (that is everything not authentic tango, including ballroom and all the “tango” you can see in the most movies, tv shows etc, which have really very little to do with the actual dance called tango), then you are in for more problems. In a former question I tried to describe the ‘origins’ and also why tango is what it is today:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…