Thursday, June 16, 2011
Day 2 of Blog Your Name Challenge
I'm posting my name MANZI. Today is A
A is for Argentine Tango
This is a dance of Argentina that has recently taken the rest of the world by a huge number of devotees. The dance is essentially walking, as the ankles and knees brush.
There is a big difference between Argentine Tango and the English International Ballroom Tango. English Tango dancers arch away from each other with a ballroom hold, while the Argentine Tango molds together in a close embrace.
The dance seems to be immediately addictive. It's popularity spread rapidly throughout the US and when people buy the special shoes, lessons and travel to Argentina, you know they're hooked.
Age is not a factor. Eighty year old movie actor, Robert Duvall found his passion in this dance. He made the movie, "Assassination Tango" about a hit man traveling to Argentina and becoming obsessed with Tango dance. If you're into the dance, you'd love this movie.