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Tango, the erotic and sensual dance that was born in Argentina

Indeed, while there is no absolute agreement on the exact time and place of Tango’s birth (perhaps there isn’t even a single moment or place…), all mention brothels as one of the first places where its sexual spirit took hold.

Tango, the erotic and sensual dance

Picture the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the late 19th century, a melting pot of cultures, hopes, and dreams. Among the throngs of immigrants arriving in search of a better life, men outnumbered women significantly. These men, often lonely and longing for companionship, sought solace and entertainment in the city’s numerous brothels.

Within the dimly lit confines of these establishments, Tango found its early expression. As men waited for their turn with the women of the night, they sought diversion in music, dance, and alcohol. The Tango, with its sultry rhythms and close embrace, provided the perfect soundtrack for these clandestine encounters.

The Pursuit of Pleasure

But Tango in the brothels was far from refined. It was raw, passionate, and at times, even violent. In the heat of the moment, dancers moved with reckless abandon, their bodies entwined in a primal dance of desire and longing. The goal was not elegance or grace but rather raw physicality, a means to an end – the pursuit of pleasure.

Buenos Aires brothels

As the years passed and Tango spread beyond the confines of the brothels, it underwent a transformation. With the emergence of the Milonga, a more respectable venue for social dancing, Tango began to shed its seedy reputation. Women were now allowed to participate, albeit under strict supervision.

Gone were the days of dancing with nameless partners in the shadows. Instead, men and women danced together openly, their movements guided by a newfound sense of decorum and etiquette. Tango became not just a dance of seduction but a means of courtship, a way for men to impress and woo potential partners.

An Elegant and Refined Dance

And so, the notion of Tango as an elegant and refined dance took root. Men dressed in their finest attire, polished their shoes, and perfected their dance moves, all in the hopes of capturing the attention of a desirable partner. The Tango became a symbol of sophistication and allure, a dance of passion and romance that captivated hearts and minds alike. We called Tango, the erotic and sensual dance.

From its humble beginnings in the brothels of Buenos Aires to its rise as a global phenomenon, Tango has retained its allure and mystique. It is a dance steeped in history and tradition, a celebration of love, longing, and the eternal dance between the sexes. And while its origins may be shrouded in controversy, one thing is certain – Tango will always be synonymous with passion, desire, and the irresistible urge to dance.

In today’s world, the social experience that people seek in Tango continues to evolve. However, it still retains its role as a meeting place between men and women (although the Tango Queer scene has also grown considerably). The modern-day milonga, especially in Buenos Aires, is like a microcosm of society at large.

Leave Loneliness Behind

People attend simply to enjoy dancing, to reconnect with friends, or to forge potential business contacts. And, of course, there are those who seek to leave behind their loneliness and find companionship.

The milonga serves as a melting pot of emotions, aspirations, and connections. It’s a place where people from all walks of life come together to share in the joy of Tango, to celebrate life, and to forge meaningful connections that transcend the dance floor.

Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a newcomer, the milonga offers a welcoming space where you can immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Tango culture and experience the magic of human connection through movement and music.

If you can walk, you can Tango. Simple: no excuses! Learn the important aspects and dance your first Tango today: you’ll love it!

We’re looking forward to have you in Tango Tribe, to share with you all our knowledge and experience so that you can start dancing today!

Tango, the erotic and sensual dance, it’s an unstoppable art throughout the world.