December 11, the birthday of Argentine singer and actor, famous for the "King of Tango» (Carlos Gardel, 1887 (or 1890) — 1935), the International Day of Tango — Dance Festival, whose philosophy lies in the confrontation.
Life in tango swing, and in the center of the dance — A man and a woman. Their relationship, passion, conflict, reconciliation, "odd", jealousy, hatred — all the feelings that fill human life.
In this dance is not accepted to talk, smile, it did not even look at each accepted other's eyes. Invitation expressed aloud, can be regarded as an insult. Let's just look and easy movement of the lips.
Tango — the dance, improvisation, it is very important to be able to hear each other's partners. This skill is born on a subconscious level, as if by itself, creating a sense of reality. But the most telling moment of the dance is a pause: the music, and the two stood in each other's arms, as if leading a silent dialogue in a raised voice — this is the point of highest tension.
There are several theories about the origin of the tango. The most common of them — which was originally a dance of this kind appeared in the harbor suburbs of Buenos Aires, where at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries met and intertwined into one cultural traditions of many countries in the world — the Cuban habanera rhythms, African candombe, the Argentine milonga, Spanish flamenco and some other European dances, imported by foreign sailors. While in Argentina, it was the dance of the poor neighborhoods, dance immigrants, but soon lyrical and passionate tango sounded across the country.
Carlos Gardel — the most prominent figure in the history of tango "culprit" is today's celebration — Carlos Gardel, an immigrant from France, which was brought in early childhood in Argentina — in adolescence age as "sick" of tango, which soon became famous throughout Argentina, and moved to Europe, he successfully introduced the tango to Paris, where the dance began its triumphal march across countries and continents.
But it is also worth noting that, for instance, was forbidden to dance tango in Germany and Russia, which, however, did not prevent the great popularity of this dance. In the years 1920-30 in the Soviet Union it was considered decadent and middle-class dance, however, has played in a plate with tango melodies were passed from hand to hand. And today, this dance has not lost its popularity.
By the way, the word "tango" appeared much earlier than the dance itself. Originally it was used on one of the Canary Islands to mean "meeting Negro dance, to play the drums," by the way, these drums are also called "tango».
Currently, there are even several types of tango: "milongero" (the closest to the original Argentine tango), salon tango (which is characterized by a greater distance between the dancers, which allows the use of a variety of pas), «Liso», or simply tango (characterized by a certain pattern without a lot of improvisation and complex steps), " Nuevo», or new tango (with many interesting and complex shapes) and the tango" Fantasy "(tango for staging events and theatrical performances).
But, whatever you choose the tango to celebrate this wonderful and passionate holiday, it must be full of emotion, as befits this incendiary, temperamental, conflict and life-affirming dance.