Of all the ballroom styles, it is the Argentine Tango that lights my fire. Sensual and sensuous, it is at once, elegant, sorrowful, crisp, angry, controlled and combative. What we see on Dancing with the Stars reflects the later, refined form of the dance.
But it wasn’t always so. The origins hint at tango arising in Argentinian brothels, and that has some truth, but the first forms were danced either by one man (Flamenco style) or two men in a ballet of stylized combat.
My favorite scenes from Evita were the dances, the tango expressing loss and love, disappointment, despair.
Here are some wonderful images capturing the essence of the dance.