What is Tango Argentino?
In the Beginner Center video The History of Tango, master Argentine Tango dancer and instructor Marcelo “El Chino” Gutierrez poses the questions, “What is Tango Argentino? What do we understand about Tango Argentino?”
These are fantastic questions because to understand Argentine Tango entirely it is essential to know how the dance, music, and culture surrounding Tango came into being. We here at DanceTangoTV believe so firmly that this information is fundamental to any Tango dancer, that we’ve decided to make The History of Tango lesson available to anyone who has an interest in learning more about this beautiful and sensual dance.
In this full-length 15-minute video—chock-full of vintage and rarely-seen footage—Marcelo leads viewers on an insightful journey that discusses the roots of Tango music, the dance itself, and the culture that surrounds it. From Tango’s early beginnings in seedy locations with pimps, prostitutes, and people of the night, to the Tango becoming recognized as a legitimate art form, to becoming embraced by the country of Argentina, and more, this class is an excellent primer.
We hope you enjoy The History of Tango and find it to be an entertaining and educational watch.
Happy watching! Happy learning! Happy dancing!
The DanceTangoTV Team