Tango in its Evolution

Tango is a universe in itself. Tango is music, dance, singing and poetry. It is an extraordinary phenomenon of customs. It is only the third dance in history done with the man and woman facing each other.

Tango is now danced among the elite. Only those who can afford to wear tuxedos and glittering shoes to the milongas. There was a time, in the 1800s, when it was danced by only one man, encompassing his sorrows and hopes. Or by two men, in a sad remembrance of happier days. It was a time when the Tango belonged to the night. The dance grew from a combination of forms: Cuban habañera, milonga (a type of folk dance), African candombe and Italian melodies.

Tango's intrinsic origins are untraceable. It is evident, however, that its evolution was a long drawn one. The 1940s is known as the Golden Age was the most impressive, and families from all levels of Argentine society started to dance. Tango has finally reached its maturity today, is widely accepted and has entered into posterity, one that we thoroughly enjoy.