Tango, Buenos Aires
I recommend that you MUST see at least one tango show while in Bueno's Aires. The one I went to was a more exclusive, fancy, well put-together Tango show @ ' Senor Tango'. I have never been so captivated by a show in my entire life and I truly did not want the night to end.
The theatre is fancy and clean, drinks are very pricey, the service is good. The SHOW is incredible and you won't be able to peel your eyes from the stage. I was in South America 5 weeks, and this show is one of the best things I spent my money on while there! If you like live theatre/entertainment... you will adore this show.
This place is very well known so you can usually book it through your hotel.
SOOO Passionate & Romantic... go see the TANGO :)
Every saturday and sunday From 11 am till 8 pm, there are Tango Shows at La Barberia. I've been told that food is not great here, I haven't been!
Todos los sabados y domingos de 11 a 20 hs. hay shows de tango en la Barberia. Me han dicho que la comida aqui no es muy buena, pero la verdad es que no he ido.
Every time I see Tango in a film it's always the same picture: a man or woman bitting a red rose and walking up and down the dancefloor with the arms stretched to the sides... what the hell...??? Tango is definitely NOT that, Tango is really passionate and it's about conecting with your partner. Not many people dance tango here, or at least good tango! Whenever you go to a Milonga (that's where amateurs go to tango) don't even try! All the people who fo there are experts.
There are many couples dancing tango along Florida street and in San Telmo area, and they are all really good.
La Viruta could be an option if you want to take a few steps, as they have classes before the Milonga starts.
Check the site below to watch REAL tango!
Confiteria Ideal is a charming old-world confectionary that has Tango Shows called Amigotan (Amigo + Tango) on Saturdays 9pm.
It is located right in town, but rather hidden on Suipacha 300+. The confectionary is in a huge hall, with a really charming ambience, classical baroque details all over the room on the cornices and pillars, aged glass counters displaying pastries that looked a hundred years old, huge old-style mirrors and lamps, peeling paint and all, and lovely little wooden tables and antique chairs.
I felt myself transported to another world, to the 1920s, to a silent black-and-white movie. It has an utterly incredible setting.
At 25 pesos for the show, with drinks extra, this is probably the most economical place to watch such a stunning performance in such a charming setting. This place is not crawling with tourists. Those are sent to US$100 flashy tango shows. Here, it is visited by just a handful of tourists and locals.
Arrive by 9:30pm or so to try and grab the table right at the front.
After the show, go to the 2nd storey. There is a 'milonga' going on where dancing 'portenos' of all age and sizes. So so so so charming!
La historia del Tango. Desde sus inicios, en los Cabarets del 1900, hasta la versión vanguardista de Piazzolla. Amor, pasión, locura, glamour. Un show de nivel internacional que recorre una historia que termina por transformarse en leyenda.
En El Cabaret.
“Bar Sur”, invita al público a disfrutar del espectáculo de tango, característico de nuestra ciudad.
Show tradicional y participativo. Piano y violín, parejas de tango, cantante de tango masculino y femenino. Show pionero en el espectáculo nocturno de Buenos Aires.
Empanadas y Pizza libre, tabla de fiambres, cazuela de lomo,
masas artesanales, helado y Café
La propuesta incluye la visita a “Bar Sur Cultural”, lugar especialmente ambientado para que sus visitantes sientan la comodidad y disfruten de Vinos de lujo, Danza Show, Pista de Baile, Pantalla Gigante, Barra Americana, y puedan ver y adquirir Objetos de Arte, Pequeños Formatos, Pinturas, Fotos y Moda.
San Telmo is a special highlight whenever visiting "Paris" of Latin America.
At the edge there is a plate : "Republica de San Telmo - refugio de la Amistad y la alegria"
In many travel guides, the Tango dancer and his group of dancers and musicians are shown.
In other words, a legend
I can recommend the Piazzolla tango show. The dancing was amazing and the food surprisingly good!! They had a little party trick as well to ask people where they were from and then play a song from their region. Quite clever although I don’t think too many Australians go because he had to think a little bit before he sung something from New Zealand!! Oh well, he tried!!
The price is USD 42 per person (including dinner with beverage and transfers from your hotel).
Tango Dance World Championship is a global competition in a festival-like atmosphere. Talent from all over the world comes to compete and win in two categorizes Salon style tango or Show Tango. The affair lasts 10 days and has free shows, dances, concerts, class and has some of Buenos Aires’ most trendy and famous tango stores selling apparel, music, shoes, books, handicrafts, and art in the vender’s fair. The qualifying rounds are also free and open to the public. The semifinals and finals require tickets but they are free too.
The IV Campeonato was held at La Rural at Plaza Italia in Palermo between August 17th and August 27th 2006. Check with Tangodata for the dates and location of the next one. The
This club, named after Tango legend Carlos Gardel, offers dinner along with the tango show. It is a very elegant looking building, inside and outside, with top-notch service. As I mentioned in a previous tip, this is oriented toward tourists. You can likely make reservations through your hotel.
While Cafe Tortoni is the most famous of the old-fashioned, elegant tango clubs, it's crowded and filled with busloads of people coming, going, order their coffee and cake, and snapping photos.
However, Confiteria Ideal is another story. A grand dame of tango salons, she's not aged particularly well....but is gracious nonetheless.
For instance, we stopped in on a Monday late afternoon, 3 or 4 o'clock, and people were tangoing the late afternoon away. We could have stayed for hours and hours, just watching the entire scene....men asking the women to dance, people dancing, people going their separate ways, and then people dancing again. Just another one of BsAs's many delights.
My husband and I take ballroom dancing here in the States and have fallen in love with it. When we got the opportunity to go to Buenos Aires, we couldn't wait to take a lesson in Argentine Tango. And we did!!! It was such fun! Don't miss this opportunity! Everyone in B.A. does the Tango. It's more cultural than entertainment although do not misunderstand, it is both!
Last century, the workers of the Harbour in Buenos Aires used to have fun dancing with each other a very sensual dancing....It was in Buenos Aires, in that time the Ladies of the Society was forbidden to dance such a pagan rhythm..So it was common to see two men dancing tango, but in the twneties when the rich argentineans started to travel to Europe, they saw people dancing TANGO brought by argentinean immigrants in Paris in the best places of the city. Of course, they thought it was something very chic to dance Tango, and they came back to Buenos Aires saying that dancing TANGO is good, and the women started to dance tango and establish that men and women sensual dancing movements.
Until 1917 more or less, Tango was orquestrated and danced by men, after that Pascual Contursi made the first written Tango Song which is my FAVOURITE song MI NOCHE TRISTE. Pascual was born inChivilcoy, a rural village in the pampas, 170 km east away from Buenos Aires.
MI NOCHE TRISTE means MY SAD NIGHT...It is a beautiful song that in the future I will post here!
SEPT - THIRD WEEK - 2005
The Rock in Argentina is something really interesting to know. Unfortunately for the foreigners, the most songs use 'Lunfardo' (a mix language between spanish and italian) and can disorient a bit those who do not know it.
The bad thing if you want to see any concert is one fire happened at "República Cromañón" in december 2004. 193 people died who were between 6 and 40 years old. After that, many discos and places for concerts or just for dancing were closed by the government.
But if your interest is the Tango, you have many places to see a show. And if you want to learn how to dance Tango, here are many Milongas where you can learn.
I'm not really a person who know about this, but I've a lot of addresses where you can learn or see a show:
* El Beso - Riobamba 416 - Teléfonos: 4953-2794 15-4195-5221
* A Toda Milonga - Confitería Ideal - Suipacha 384 1º piso - Teléfonos: 4729-6390 / 15-4195-3114
* Academia de Tango Dandi - Piedras 936 - Teléfonos: 4361-3537 / 4307-7623
* Bailotango - Av. Rivadavia 4731 (Club Italiano) - Teléfonos: 4942-5390
* Dr. Tango - Monroe 2315 (Belgrano) - Teléfono: 4822-6312
* La Divina Milonga - Independencia 572 (San Telmo) - Teléfono: 15-5422-1667
* La Milonguita - Fitz Roy 2238, (Club Palermo) - Teléfono: 4771-0328
* Salón Canning - Scalabrini Ortiz 1331 - Teléfono: 4832-6753
I went to the Carlos Esquina Tango show.
excuse my spelling if its incorrect.
There was a bit more opera singing than I thought. The Tango Dancers were excellent.The wine was good the food ok for the amount of people they have to serve.
I was told that there is another Tango show where the Stage is in the center and offer more singers and dancers and performers like the dancing horse.