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Argentine Tango Communities in India?

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Post  Joy in Motion on Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:46 am

In reading the "Shakira" post, there don't seem to be many Argentine tango enthusiasts (or at least active tango dancers) out in the forum. I just returned from Tangofest in Portland, Oregon, USA. I have been studying tango for several years and am planning a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the next year. If anyone is interested in discussing this dance, I'm definitely up for it!
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Post  AmarPrem on Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:17 pm

Dear Joy,
I am a great fan of the dance, however my knowledge is so poor that i cannot even sustain a conversation with you Smile

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Post  E.S.Mahesh on Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:00 pm

Joy in Motion wrote:In reading the "Shakira" post, there don't seem to be many Argentine tango enthusiasts (or at least active tango dancers) out in the forum. I just returned from Tangofest in Portland, Oregon, USA. I have been studying tango for several years and am planning a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the next year. If anyone is interested in discussing this dance, I'm definitely up for it!

Give a visit to mumbai India also,
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Post  AnandMajumdar on Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:22 pm

i do a bit of tango karin.. its a beautiful dance but in my opinion requires lots more committment than salsa.. we could hold up a conversation about it..
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Post  baby on Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:34 am

Hi Karin,

Hyderabad City in India, is not that developed for Latin style of dances, but recently I saw one man from Hyderabad city teaching Tango, his teaching style was weired, it was just like he was choreographing Tango steps, The counts which he was counting was (walks) Quick Quick Slow Slow, Quick Quick Slow Slow then a Dip and then a Spin, then a twist twist(lower body movement ), so the entire thing looked v.funny, coz the males back was facing us so the walks were looking horrible. so now I have become keen to know about this style also, do u have any video links wherein I can see a basic Tango dance, and also plz let me know were this guys counting right for Tango steps??

Thanks for ur previous reply it was v.informative

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Post  Joy in Motion on Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:22 am

Kai,

I'm not sure if perhaps what you are describing might be ballroom tango, but Argentine tango does not have a particular rhythm to follow. It is very improvisational in nature and the rhythm can be used however you like, leaving room for a great deal of creativity but also making it more challenging to learn. Quick quick slow is one pattern that can be used in Argentine tango, but they do not have to be used at any specific time. It is completely up to the leader (and, to some extent, the follower) to choose to interpret the music in this way. So the basic steps in Argentine tango are simply walking steps and can be used in any combination imaginable in terms of rhythm, direction, etc.

There is an eight-count basic that some Argentine tango instructors use as a structure to aid in learning. But this is only a tool for learning; once you become comfortable, this eight-count basic becomes obsolete because it is the music and your own creativity that determine how you interpret the music and the steps. This is why Argentine tango is so difficult to describe to someone; you just have to watch it and experience it for yourself. In this respect, it is very different from salsa or any other Latin dance where there is a specific rhythm and basic step to follow.

So I am not sure what you were watching, but I can tell you that when you see real Argentine tango, you will find it nothing less than beautiful, creative, and alluring.

Here is one clip of Argentine tango. I will try to find some more good examples this week and post them on this thread as well.

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Post  baby on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:27 am

Thanks alot Karin, indeed v.lovely

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:27 pm

hi karin,


i m a nw guy in argentine tango fan club. i hav done jst d ocho in tango bt aftr doin dat i bcam a big fan of it. nw do add me also in d Tango luvrs.... Sorry anand bt nw i lyk tango more thn salsa.

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