The Tango is alive in Buenos Aires. You can see it on the streets of La Boca, San Telmo and Downtown BA.
You can also watch a tango show whilst having dinner. If you go an hour before the show starts, a lesson is part of the package. An evening of tango can be one of the highlights of your visit to BA.
La Viruta is a pretty popular place that opens every day and offers tango, rock and roll and salsa lessons the first few hours and then there's practice. The lessons are divided in elementary, intermediate and advanced, and in the practice you can find from a total rookie to an expert. The people's ages range from 25 to 75 and the ticket is just 15 pesos (5 dollars). No need to dress up! Just wear comfy clothes and shoes! From 9 o'clock onwards. But check the schedules in the website! There's an English version as well.
This working class barrio is where tango first took hold in Buenos Aires. It was originally the city's docks until they moved in the late 1800s.
The buildings are a riot of colour and there are some great bars and tango shows on offer as well as the chance to see some professionals practicing their steps outside the local tango cultural centre.
Be advised to come and go by bus or taxi (no subte). Although the touristy area is pretty safe (though watch your bags and cameras) some of the surrounding streets aren't - maybe not suprising when you consider that many locals live here in poverty and must get pretty sick of being used as a photo opportunity by thouands of tourists.
Senor Tango is a broadway style Tango show with a variety of different acts including traditional tango, horses, indiginous music, and singing. The theater is very large and is decorated very nicely, which means you can take lots of fun pictures outside and inside. The stage is in the center of the theater which allows for good viewing all around. If you are looking for a show full of color and great dancing in a Broadway style, then this is the show for you.
In the hotels, they told us the price would be just under or just over 200 pesos depending on whether you had dinner or not. We went to a tourist office called Patua Viajes y Turismo (nr Recoleta Cementary - Tel 5411-57776102) and they had a special for 91 pesos each including transportation and a drink... half the price than elsewhere. The girl there - Daniele - was very helpful.
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
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 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 :)
A la Juanita
Pje. San Lorenzo 356 Teléfonos: 4342-5324
Precio de entradas: $3.-
Horario: Domingos 22.00 a 3.00 hs
Clases de tango:Domingos 20.30 hs. Profesor: Fabián Alderete Precio $5.- (entrada incluida).
A Toda Milonga - Confitería Ideal
Suipacha 384 1º piso Teléfonos: 4729-6390 / 15-4195-3114
Piso de baldosa . Musicaliza: Marcelo Rojas
Precio de entradas: $5.-
Horario: Jueves de 15 a 21hs
Clases de tango: Martes de 15 a 23hs. (clases y prácticas guiadas) Tango y Milonga con traspié Profesor: Osvaldo Marrapodi Precio $5-
Academia de Tango Dandi
Piedras 936 Teléfonos: 4361-3537 / 4307-7623
Pisos originales de madera de 1925, capacidad para 130 personas, sonido acústico stereo.
Milonga: Ver Shusheta
Clases de tango: Lunes: Gavito de 18:30 a 20:hs. (técnica para hombres), y de 20 a 22hs. (clase regular), $15-
Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
Martes: Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
Miércoles: Gavito de 18:30 a 20:hs.(técnica para damas), y de 20 a 22hs. (clase regular), $15-
Nahuel y Noelia de 18 a 20hs., $10-
***ía Vega y Marcelo Varela, Gloria y Walter (El Tranquilo) de 20 a 22hs. $8-
Jueves: Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
Viernes: Gavito de 18:30 a 20:hs.(técnica para damas), y de 20 a 22hs. (clase regular), $15-
Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
Sábados: Stella Barba de 17 a 20hs. $10-
Domingos: Rodolfo Ruiz e Irma de 19.30 a 22hs. $8-
See more in the website.......
La historia del Tango. Desde sus inicios, en los Cabarets del 1900, hasta la versión vanguardista de Piazzolla. Amor, pasión, locura, glamour. Un show de nivel internacional que recorre una historia que termina por transformarse en leyenda.
En El Cabaret.
Tango music is loved for everybody around the world.
Argentina is tango homeland.
There are a lot of shows where you'll find glamour, excitement and sophistication of argentine's best music.
prices: u$D 50 (show) - u$D 60 (dinner + show)
Description: Tango Show. Milonga, Folkllore, Música del Altiplano
Location: San telmo
el viejo almacen
prices: u$D 60 (show) - u$d 83 (dinner + show)
Description: A pleasant and Tango ambience.
Genuine Tango, good wine and the art of good eating at this very corner
Esquina Carlos Gardel
prices: u$D 70 (show) u$d 100 (dinner + show)
Description: International Cousine. Historical Site. Show of Tango y Milonga.
prices: u$d 53 (show) - u$d 87 (dinner + show)
description: argentina cuisine
Location: Puerto Madero
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!
“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.