Over the years of its history (almost a 100 years, that is), no wonder Argentine tango accumulated a few stereotypes or even – and that’s where it gets interesting – fairytales. There is a lot to say about tango, from the music, the dance, the history and culture that gave birth to it, but perhaps a good place to start is to talk about what tango isn’t.
Quite a few myths come from the way tango is sometimes depicted in movies and on television. Or perhaps tango fairytales were carefully crafted by a secret society of milonguerosA person who regularly frequents milongas, someone who is passionate about tango., working in the shadows, aiming at keeping as many people as possible away from tango – because they don’t want to share? Go figure. Anyway, here they are… tango fairytales. To learn more, just click on the fairies who will happily reveal their secrets!