Aggressive and emotional, comforting and yet full of
longing, melancholy and expressive – all of these words
can be used to describe the tango. The dance that
originated in the nightclubs of Buenos Aires is now
universally popular. Inscribed onto the UNESCO List of
Intangible Cultural Heritage in September 2009, the
tango still combines emotion and spirit, as well as vitality
and enjoyment of movement.
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With purposeful strides, heads touching and upper bodies perfectly in line,
the couples glide and revolve skillfully around the floor. A leg hook in the
air, a pause, a rapid rotation, a gentle touch.