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What makes the Argentine tango the favorite of the tangos?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26829points) November 16th, 2010

What makes the Argentine tango the favorite tango in dance competitions like DWTS? Why are the other tangos like the Uruguayan Tango, Ballroom tango, and Finnish tango not used or used as much? Was there some dance higher power that loved the Argentine tango so much it was anointed the better of best of the tangos? What are the differences that separate the tangos from each other?

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mammal's avatar

The Finnish Tango? WTF, because Lapland is hardly the environment for something as Sultry as the Tango.

LostInParadise's avatar

I don’t know about the others, but I know that compared to ballroom tango, Argentine tango is much more sophisticated. It encourages improvisation by both dancers.

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wundayatta's avatar

It has more attitude that other tangos.

Joybird's avatar

There is body postures in Argentine are different than other forms of tango and decidedly senusous. There is chest to chest contact, head to head contact, and even the foot work can suggest a sexual mirroring that other forms of tango don’t have. In other forms of Tango the female maintains a shy alloofness in her posture and therefore you would not see the same amount of sexualized body contact that Argentine tango is known for.

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