Argentine tango Tango canyengue is a rhythmic style of tango that originated in the early s and is still popular today. It is one of the original roots styles of tango and contains all fundamental elements of traditional Tango from the River Plate region Uruguay and Argentina. In tango canyengue the dancers share one axis, dance in a closed embrace, and with the legs relaxed and slightly bent. Tango canyengue uses body dissociation for the leading, walking with firm ground contact, and a permanent combination of on- and off-beat rhythm.
Argentine tango Tango canyengue is a rhythmic style of tango that originated in the early s and is still popular today. It is one of the original roots styles of tango and contains all fundamental elements of traditional Tango from the River Plate region Uruguay and Argentina.
In tango canyengue the dancers share one axis, dance in a closed embrace, and with the legs relaxed and slightly bent. Tango canyengue uses body dissociation for the leading, walking with firm ground contact, and a permanent combination of on- and off-beat rhythm.
Its main characteristics are its musicality and playfulness. Its rhythm is described as "incisive, exciting, provocative".
The complex figures of this style became the basis for a theatrical performance style of Tango seen in the touring stage shows. For stage purposes, the embrace is often very open, and the complex footwork is augmented with gymnastic lifts, kicks, and drops. Nuevo tango A newer style sometimes called tango nuevo or "new tango" was popularized after by a younger generation of musicians and dancers.
The embrace is often quite open and very elastic, permitting the leader to initiate a great variety of very complex figures. This style is often associated with those who enjoy dancing to jazz- and techno-tinged, electronic and alternative music inspired in old tangos, in addition to traditional Tango compositions.
Gotan Project released its first tango fusion album inquickly following with La Revancha del Tango in Bajofondo Tango Cluba Rioplatense music band consisting of seven musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, released their first album in These and other electronic tango fusion songs bring an element of revitalization to the tango dance, serving to attract a younger group of dancers.
New tango songs[ edit ] In the second half of the s, a movement of new tango songs was born in Buenos Aires. Argentine tango and Contact improvisation Contact tango takes inspiration from Argentine tango and Contact Improvisationboth of which are improvised and not choreographed.
This differs from Argentine tango where stepping and walking are the dominant motifs. Contact tango is a partner dance but like contact improvisation, it may include more than two dancers on occasion.
Ballroom tango Ballroom tango illustration, Ballroom tango, divided in recent decades into the "International" Yogita and "European" styles, has descended from the tango styles that developed when the tango first went abroad to Europe and North America.
The dance was simplified, adapted to the preferences of conventional ballroom dancers, and incorporated into the repertoire used in International Ballroom dance competitions. English tango was first codified in Octoberwhen it was proposed that it should only be danced to modern tunes, ideally at 30 bars per minute i.
Subsequently, the English tango evolved mainly as a highly competitive dancewhile the American tango evolved as an unjudged social dance with an emphasis on leading and following skills.
This has led to some principal distinctions in basic technique and style. Nevertheless, there are quite a few competitions held in the American style, and of course mutual borrowing of technique and dance patterns happens all the time.
Ballroom tangos use different music and styling from the tangos from the River Plata region Uruguay and Argentinawith more staccato movements and the characteristic head snaps. The head snaps are totally foreign to Argentine and Uruguayan tango, and were introduced in under the influence of a similar movement in the legs and feet of the tango from the River Plate, and the theatrical movements of the pasodoble.
This style became very popular in Germany and was soon introduced to England. The movements were very popular with spectators, but not with competition judges. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
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