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January 1st, 2010
Nîmes 300189 30000
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
43.839 4.361 46 m

Tango is a passion, Nîmes.

Dancers.
Tango orchestra "Ojos de Tango" in Montpellier. January 24th, 2010.

“El Tango es… el Tango”, the tango is… the tango.
“El Tango es una Historia”, the tango is a history.
Argentinian tango is also my passion.

UNESCO, United Nations Organization for Education, Science and the Culture, registered the tango on the list representative of the immaterial cultural heritage of humanity, UNESCO Press Release nº 2009- 105 01-10-2009 .
"It is practised in the traditional dance halls of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, spreading the spirit of its community across the globe even as it adapts to new environments and changing times."

The tango was defined like “a sad thought which is danced”. (Ernest Sabato, Argentinian writer of Italian and Albanian origin born in Rojas, in the province of Buenos Aires on June 24th, 1911.)
The tango is a social dance, of more or less clear origin, popular and coming from dregs, danced at the origin in Argentina and Uruguay which exists now in various forms, for ballrooms and codified, or adapted to various cultures. The tango is a culture.
The argentinian tango is regarded as the authentic tango.

If one is sensitive to the bewitchment of this music, the grace and the aestheticism of the dancers, the charm of elegance and the codes, with the seduction of the leg movements, the fascination of the technique of this dance, one cannot come out unscathed from such a relation with this world. The virus of the tango is contagious and tough.

The Argentinian tango is a single relation between the dancers couples and the music, a short and intense relation of dancers couple, the time of a tenda. Everyone perceives passion nature and the erotism of the argentinian tango, but one perceives less his violent side, relative.

The argentinian tango for ballroom is more sober and is reserved more than the tango of spectacle, but it can be quite as beautiful and captivating, on a beautiful music, single and always nostalgic.
The argentinian tango is a virus which does not release you any more since it penetrated you. Young people, and less young, impassion themselves for the argentinian tango and instigate it in particular in France where it develops and especially in the south.

A “milonga” is the place where the argentinian tango is danced. The milonga is also a dance, former to the argentinian tango.
The musical programming is done by alternating the “tendas”, of the series of 3 or 4 argentinian tangos or argentinian vals or milongas, which is the three rhythms of the argentinian tango in the broad sense.

NÎMES is a french commune, located in the department of the Gard of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 133,424 Nîmois in 1999, distributed out of 161 km², that is to say 827 hab./km².

Mes images of tango argentin.

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