Argentinian tango night~~

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!


miniature of tango shoes

miniature of tango shoes

The entrance

The entrance

Dance floor

Dance floor

The show

The show

Perfect ending post

Perfect ending post

Final dance

Final dance

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! 🙂


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14 responses to “Argentinian tango night~~

  1. INCREDIBLE!!! Brings me back to my ballroom dancing days 🙂

  2. How cool! Love the beautiful pictures of the dancers. Hmmm I actually really enjoy modern dance and hip hop

  3. Ahhh what a refreshing post! No food is okay!! hahaha

    I think there’s totally a difference between watching a dance and doing one myself! I love watching ballet!!! But personally I would rather dance to jazz or…something really boring that I make up myself! haha

  4. Oh I LOVE dancing! I will dance any type of dance, including my own crazy made-up dances 🙂 I’ve never done the tango, however I think it looks like a lot of fun. My favorite dancing is the random fun dancing that I do at weddings and bars, etc. I always feel so free and in love with the world!

  5. oh my gosh~this looks so exciting! i love this post. thanks for sharing, what a fabulous kind of dance! i don’t know much about dance so i dont have a fave.

  6. What a fabulous evening out that must have been!

  7. That’s so neat!! I would have loved to have been there!

  8. Oh my! Makes me wanna shake my ass now and shimmy-shimmy-shake shake! Hee hee hee! Thanks for sharing! It’s my first time seeing the Argentinean tango!

  9. Hey thanks for visiting my blog! Looks like such a fun night. I enjoyed reading your About Me page. I look forward to reading more!

  10. Wooowwwwwww that’s beautiful lovie! What a romantic night out with your honey!

  11. FABULOUS pics!

    I adore adore adore the Argentinian tango! But my favorite dance is the paso doble. Something saucy about fighting that bull…

  12. You got to have chocolate mousse tonight? I=so jealous!

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  14. Ice

    That’s not just the best anwsre. It’s the bestest answer!

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