Time to Tango – Argentina

June 2007
In Buenos Aires, the tango is more than just a dance. It’s an exclusive way of life dominated by rules and traditions. But now, the old style dancers are being challenged by a new generation.

In clubs like La Virtua, a cultural battle is being played out. Dancers come here to move to the brash beats of the new electronic tango. Their style of dancing is flashier and less formal than the traditional tango. “There are less rules. It’s more relaxed”, explains one dancer. But not everyone’s impressed. As tango teacher Carlos Copello complains; “Now there is a lot of quantity but before there was quality”.

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