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This large store sells handcrafted teak furniture and intricate wood carvings. Correcting someone during this time takes away from the mutual enjoyment of the dance. Somewhat related is "yeta" - superstitions. In the history of Argentine tango, dancing two or more tandas with the same person was usually not done as it was seen as a flirtatious act. This is especially true in smaller communities of tango dancers. The music played for cortinas is distinct, and cannot be confused with tango music.
In Buenos Aires it is traditionally not acceptable to dance to cortinas. In the United States it is merely awkward to dance to them. Music for the vals is in 3 4 time.
Tango dancers dance the vals in a rather relaxed, smooth flowing dancing style in contrast to Viennese Waltz where the dancers often take 3 steps per measure and turn almost constantly.
Experienced dancers alternate the smooth one-beat-per-measure walk with some double time steps often incorrectly called syncopated walks , stepping on one- two- or rarely all three beats in a measure. Vals dancing is characterized by absence of pauses; continual turns giros in both directions are not done as in ballroom quick waltz, although turns are sometimes introduced for variety.
Milonga , in 2 4 time, has a strongly accented beat, and sometimes an underlying " habanera " rhythm. Milonga dancing uses the same basic elements as tango, with a strong emphasis on the rhythm, and figures that tend to be less complex than some danced in other varieties of tango.
Some tango instructors say that tango steps should not be used in milonga and that milonga has its own special rhythm and steps, which are quite different from tango.
Milonga is also the name given to clubs and events specially for dancing tango. This double meaning of the word milonga can be confusing unless one knows the context in which the word "milonga" is used. People who attend milongas are known as milongueros. Tango canyengue is a rhythmic style of tango that originated in the early s and is still popular today.
It is the original roots style of tango and contains all fundamental elements of traditional Argentine tango. 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 rhythm is described as "incisive, exciting, provocative". In its contemporary evolution, tango canyengue combines the original, grounded steps and close embrace with elegance, esthetics, and complicity between the two dance partners.
The word canyengue comes from the Kikongo language and means "melting with the music". See also Movimiento Cultural Canyengue Argentino. Tango orillero refers to the style of dance that developed away from the town centers, in the outskirts and suburbs where there was more freedom due to more available space on the dance floor.
The style is danced in an upright position and uses various embellishments including rapid foot moves, kicks, and even some acrobatics, though this is a more recent development. Tango Salon does not refer to a single specific way of dancing tango. Rather, it is literally tango as it is danced socially in the salons dance halls of Buenos Aires. Salon tango was danced throughout the Golden Era of Argentine Tango — when milongas tango parties were held in large dance venues and full tango orchestras performed.
Salon tango is often characterized by slow, measured, and smoothly executed moves, never moving against the line-of-dance, and respecting the space of other dancers on the floor around them.
The couple embraces closely, with some variants having a flexible embrace, opening slightly to make room for various figures and closing again for support and poise.
When tango became popular again after the end of the Argentine military dictatorships in , this style was resurrected by dancers from the Golden Era:. Some argentinian dancers or couples who were or are current practitioners and teach the Villa Urquiza style of tango are:.
This is a close-embrace style named by Susana Miller in the s. The center line of the leader's and follower's spines are directly in front of each other, requiring that each dancer turn their head to their left slightly to find space over their partner's right shoulder.
The follower's left arm reaches directly up over the leader's shoulder without resting any body weight on the leader's shoulder. The leader's left hand and the follower's right hand clasp in the same manner as other styles of Argentine Tango, with elbows pointed down contrasting with elbows up and pointed back as in ballroom tango , with little or no pressure applied by the arms or hands.
The leader's right arm is held high across the follower's shoulder blades to help facilitate the upper chest connection, to avoid pulling the follower's lower torso and hips in toward the leader, thus allowing more flexibility of movement in the mid and lower spine and better extension of the follower's legs.
In the case of followers that are not tall enough to place their head over the leader's shoulder, it is recommended that the follower's head be turned to the right and touch the left side of the head to the leader's chest, and the follower's left arm may wrap around the outside right arm although this is generally not preferred as it limits the leader's flexibility of movement, and is a danger on crowded dance floors to have the follower's elbow sticking out.
It is generally not recommended for a leader to dance milonguero style with a follower that is too tall for the leader to see over the follower's shoulder since it would be very difficult to navigate around the dance floor. A style of Carlitos Espinoza can be considered a modern development of tango milonguero. Taking what they learned from this analysis they then began to explore all the possibilities of movement within the framework of Argentine Tango.
From the work of these founders of the Tango Nuevo movement, there was shift in all styles of tango away from teaching what to dance toward teaching how to dance. Though widely referred to as a tango style outside of Argentina , Tango Nuevo is not considered a style of dancing tango by the founders of the movement. It refers only to the method of analysis and teaching developed through the application of the principles of dance kinesiology to Argentine Tango.
In , Gustavo Naveira published an essay New Tango in which he states, "There is great confusion on the question of the way of dancing the tango: call it technique, form, or style. The term tango nuevo , is used to refer to a style of dancing, which is an error. Treva Bedinghaus. Treva L. Bedinghaus is a former competitive dancer who has studied ballet, tap, and jazz. If you no longer need it, you can toggle to deactivate it.
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