Declared Cultural Patrimony of Mankind, the tango was born in Buenos Aires. It is a musical gender and popular dance that conquered the world with its music, dance, lyrics and poetry. In essence, Tango is an artistic expression of fusion, of a completely urban nature and suburbs root, which responds to the historical process of massive immigration, mostly European, that completely changed the River Plate society, mainly by the ends of the XIX century. Buenos Aires features many places with orchestras and dancers. Many of them include dinner, featuring the best Argentine and international gastronomy.
There is no other dance that connects two people most intimately, both emotional and physically. And it owes to the fact that tango as a dance is constructed over three basic components: the hug, a slow walking style and improvisation. But, above all, it is an intense body language transmitting hundreds of emotions. The so called “milongas” are places for tango dancing.
Many of them organize dance classes before the main dancing, with specialized teachers. Classes can also be taken at many cultural centers, where lessons may last between one or two hours. With four or five classes, the eight basic movements can be learnt.
Tango is very appreciated by the theme of its lyrics, based on metaphors and the local slang named “lunfardo”. Many of them refer to unhappy love affairs, showing the emotion and deep feelings of the brokenhearted lover. Sexual desire appeared in millions of lonely workers and immigrants for whom the brothels enhanced the evidence of their loneliness.
Reflection on the past is also a special feature of tango lyrics, with a painful view of the destructive effect of time in relationships, things and life itself.