Tango is one of a kind, a dance incomparable with anything else in the world, engaging your mind and arousing passion. Its history takes us back to Argentina of the late 19th century, when gauchos sought respite dancing tango. It was danced in the streets, often in the company of loose women. Milongas were the place where people would indulge in tango for hours, and this name is used also today.
Tango is a body language of the dancers. An invitation to dance is two pairs of eyes locking, and then the woman simply cannot refuse to dance. In the past, tango was attacked and had a bad reputation. For a long time it was taboo to dance it in high society. Gradually, it made its way to ballrooms from the world of seafarers, harbour workers and gauchos. Today, it can be danced in almost every country of the world, and since the 1980s has enjoyed ever growing numbers of aficionados. Usually, tangos took the forms of popular songs, and in the 1920s tango was raised to the rank of art.
The Artrio players will present all charms of tango in a programme of the most famous tango melodies.