An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Which Tango Show?
This is a constant question, and the truth is, I don't have a good answer. Please take the survey (at right) if you've seen a show that you liked.
Cafe de los Angelitos above
Certainly I haven't been to every show in town, nor do I want to. In my opinion, if you've seen one, you've seen them all. They all have in common a live orchestra, a singer or two, and pairs of tango dancers; the music is usually Piazzola, and there is a comedy milonga number, with "historical" costumes; there usually is a scene in a brothel with a knife fight that ends (or begins) with men dancing together.
I admit to being fond of Tango Argentino because it's the first Argentine tango I ever saw--1988 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. And I'm partial to Forever Tango because Gavito was in it. I really enjoyed Tanguera because it was much more than a "tango show," and in fact, went twice.
Here are some websites that list several shows with links. It's a tough to get a price on the web, though, but most of the big dinner shows are around $100 usd/person.
Gala Tango above
This site has photos and a listing of more shows.