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Transcript of THE TANGO
-In the early years of the twentieth century tango started its pilgrimage to Europe when dancers and orchestras from Buenos Aires travelled to the big European cities.
-1913 became a peak year for tango all over the world being the dance everyone wanted to learn.
-The tango spread worldwide throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
-Tango became a huge hit in the big capitals; London, Rome, Berlin and New York.
-By the 1930s, the Golden Age of Argentina was beginning. The country became one of the ten richest nations in the world and music, poetry and culture flourished. The tango came to be a fundamental expression of Argentine culture, and the Golden Age lasted through the 1940s and 1950s.
Where It Started
-The tango started in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
-It was most popular in the lower class districts.
-Later it made its way into the homes of the upper class.
When tango was born it was customary that women wore long skirts.
The typical outfit for a man that dances tango is the shirt, normally silk or some other similar material, and straight cut trousers.
To be complete this outfit requires a good pair of dance shoes.
To complement his outfit the man can also wear some other accessories, like suspenders, vests and hats, all these being part of tango imagery.
The Tango banned?
-In 1955 the tango was banned all throughout Argentina.
-The maker of the tango went by the name Peron. The group that banned the tango thought that anything that Peron said was good, was absolutely bad.
-But the Tango was still secretly danced in underground dance rooms.
What was it about?
-The themes always refered to the ordinary man and his problems, the city and memories.
-Since the best of the Buenos Aires culture is carried in each song, tango was super popular throughout all Argentina.
Words to know:
La Letra- lyrics
Los Músicos- musicians
La Danza- dance
Translation of the tango
Bandoneón, Acordeón Flute, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Bass
Bandoneón—central to tango ‘sound
As time went by, they
started making openings
on skirts and dresses in
order to have a wider
range of movement.
Nowadays it is usual
to wear all lengths of
skirts, as long as movement
is allowed: from long skirts
with openings to really short
skirts and dresses.