Sunday, 18 March 2012

Dancing to perfection

Received from our good friend Charlotte, who knows Prospero was brought up in Buenos Aires. The tango was born of different kinds of music that came in to that port city. And, being a port, it was not a place for a woman to be seen. Because of that, women did not dance the tango until the music came back to Buenos Aires from France, where it acquired a veneer of propriety. These two, the Hermanos Macana, here give a masterful performance of the tricky steps of a milonga, a dance that is not considered a tango by the purists, though it looks and sounds very alike. There is nothing 'gay' about the dance, and it is accepted very well in a very 'macho' society.

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