Tango Festival in Buenos Aires this 2011
The Argentinean capital will soon be filled with melancholic and sensual rhythms as part of the Tango Festival taking place from the 12th to the 30th of August. It is a popular event that floods the streets with colour and converts the city into the Mecca of tango for dancers and fans of this dance genre from all over the world. What better chance to discover the prettiest and romantic spots in Buenos Aires?
A mass music and dance celebration whereby during the month of August festival-goers will be able to enjoy performances in different locations of the city including concerts, shows, conferences, dance seminars, competitions, parties and lively festivities with live music. A true celebration of tango in all its diverse aspects and styles.
Don your best shoes and learn to dance the tango guided by the experts in Buenos Aires, the origin of this dance genre. Feel the energy, the spirit, the provocation and the passion of this art that shocked society in the early days of tango.
It is uncertain as to when and where tango originates exactly, however it developed in the working-class port neighbourhoods of the city in the 19th century,  and it has African and migrant origins. It didn’t take long to catch on and become popular in the city despite objections by the church and practisers of tango being pursued by the police. Accused of creating a scandal and promoting lust, it became a hidden leisure pursuit for many years.
As time passed, tango started to gain prestige and the international recognition that it deserved. In 2009 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Now the Tango Festival is a great opportunity to have an unforgettable experience in Buenos Aires and enjoy this atmosphere of nostalgic passion. Do you dare to embrace the passion and dance the Tango?