A tribute to talent, passion and devotion. Amazing and sensual performance by Mauro Caiazza and Daniela Kizyma.
Tango sprung from the poor and underprivileged areas of the docklands of Buenos Aires. Like jazz, Tango started with the impoverished working class.
The dance has its genesis in the middle of the 19th century in the south of Buenos Aires where the African and European immigrants would dance in the street and in the brothels. For this reason, Tango is a fusion of European, African and gaucho styles.
Another beautiful scene of Tango from the movie ''Scent of a Woman'' starring Al Pacino where it illustrates an important fact expressed by a writer: tango is the dance of uneducated, unseeing instinct, its nexus is lust and its animation is sexual.
''It takes two to Tango''
Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world.
In tango, the steps are typically more gliding, but can vary widely in timing, speed, and character, and follow no single specific rhythm. Because the dance is led and followed at the level of individual steps, these variations can occur from one step to the next.
This allows the dancers to vary the dance from moment to moment to match the music and their mood.
A scene from the movie Take the Lead. In his role as Pierre Dulaine,
Antonioa Banderas performs the Tango to show his reluctant students the passion and excitement that can be evoked by dance.
Tango became popular due to a shortage of women. The majority of immigrants came to Buenos Aires for economic purposes: to raise enough money to take back to their families, and thus they were mostly men.
In fact, in 1914 there were 100,000 more men than women in Argentina. The only way for a man to get close to a woman was either to go to a brothel or to dance, and be a good dancer at that!
It's no surprise then that tango exudes passion, desperate longing and sexual innuendo.
As the famous saying goes 'Tango is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire’.
Shall We Dance is movie mostly about ballroom dancing, but at one point Richard Gere dances the Tango with Jennifer Lopez. The scene itself is beautifully filmed and invokes a sense of passion.
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