The best-known element of Argentine culture is the tango dance. In modern Argentina, tango music is enjoyed in its own right, especially since the radical Ástor Piazzolla redefined the music of Carlos Gardel. It should be noted that foreigners usually think of tango as the dance music, while for Argentines the word refers to both the music and the lyrics (often containing words and phrases in lunfardo, a local slang), which are a form of poetry. You can’t visit Argentina without seeing a tango show. Although I’ve seen severals, this place is a new one.
Saturday night, Star and I went to a place called La Ventana for a tango show. The show is held in an old conventillo (classical grand building in Buenos Aires), we really felt like we were going back to the roots of Tango! The Tango house is located in a district called, San Telmo – a cobbled, quaint area of the city, I used to live nearby. There were over 30 artists involved in the performance, accompanied by an excellent folkloric band and 2 fantastic orchestras, it really was a memorable experience!
The show also involved a gaucho show. I don’t know how to describe it, so I filmed it to share with you. Enjoy~
And my favorite dance of the night
Hope you liked this recap of tango adventure. Next post will involve a lot of food porn!! Stay tuned! 🙂
Question: What’s your favorite dance? Mine is definitely Argentinean tango, it’s a really sensual dance as you can see. I danced for 2 years and was really into it! 🙂