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Buenos Aires' World Tango Festival: 18 Days of Dance

By: Daniel Evon / Photographs Courtesy of Buenos Aires' Tango Festival

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TANGO: Buenos Aires Argentina

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Rising from the obscurity of the southern Argentina brothels near the end of the nineteenth century, the Tango has come to embody the deliberate sensuality and excitement of an entire culture. Never has a genre made such an enduring mark on a City/Country while engraining itself in the lives and minds of so many people than have this flexuous prance. Known as ‘The Dance That Shook the World’, the Tango has proven itself to be the most potent, cultural force of its kind, having earned the undivided attention of famous Argentine dancers such as German Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi.

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Argentina's Capital City, Buenos Aires

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By the dawn of the 20th century, Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, had earned the distinction of being the largest city in South America. It had been given its name in 1536 by its founder, Pedro de Mendoza, a Spanish explorer who had christened it 'Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre', or the 'City of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Wind'. However, in 1989, the city was referred to as 'la Cuidad de Furia,' meaning 'the City of Fury' in a song written and performed by 'Soda Stereo,' an Argentine rock band.

  • The Tango has come to personify inspiration and has infused its fans and followers

Every Year, Devoted Throngs of Enamored Festival-Goers Have Packed the Streets of Buenos Aires Festivities

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Since its lascivious beginnings in the bathhouses of Buenos Aires, the Tango has come to personify inspiration and has infused its fans and followers with an insatiable passion for its convulsive entanglements. Every year, devoted throngs of enamored festival-goers have packed the streets of Buenos Aires festivities, and this year’s event will be no different, undoubtedly confirming the legitimacy of its top billing, while making it an event that no Tango lover would have wanted to miss.

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11th Annual World Tango Festival

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This year, from anywhere on the planet, amateur and professional dancers, over 18 years of age, may register to compete in the Tango de Pista category (face-to-face or virtual) and/or Stage Tango (face-to-face or virtual). The 2021 edition of the Dance World Cup, which will take place between September 16 and 26, 2021.

  • The August 2016 Festival featured a colossal, open-air dance

The August 2016 Festival Featured a Colossal, Open-Air Dance

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This festival featuress a colossal, open-air dance, which played host to over ten thousand tangueros - all of which were spinning and gyrating across the streets of Buenos Aires, transfixed by the lore and enchantment that came to be the trademark of the Tango. As the world renowned utopian dance festival played out before the eyes of the world, once again, this year’s festivities restored the worldwide spotlight that the Tango has illuminated upon the Argentine capital, Festivals de Buenosaires.

  • The Tango's Incandescent Embrace

The Tango's Incandescent Embrace

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The Tango's incandescent embrace reverberates with the age-old symbol of the connection that has become the Bourgeois language of the masses, serving to unite the people of countless cultures, ethnicities, and generations. With its omnipresent roots found in the obscenities of society's underbelly and the glamorous elegance of the super-elite, this heart-pounding dance has come to epitomize the people of planet Buenos Aires, ensuring that the Tango is forever emblazoned in the annals of world history.

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