Tango dance is special expression of the ballroom dance that is supposed to have been conceived at Rio de la Plata. Today this particular dance unveils itself in ballrooms and dance floors in many different forms, such as Argentine, Uruguayan, Ballroom, Finnish and vintage tangos. This form of dance is said to have evolved at the commands of African culture, though initiated at Buenos Aires, Tango was carried and bred at Europe, wherein Paris embraced it. From there it spread to Berlin and New York.
"Come let's make a date To Tango quite late and when we get tired well just hesitate" was a postcard inscription found at 1919, this shows the reception this particular dance had at different locations especially at Argentina. The style of Tango varies from culture to culture as the masses suit for their tastes. The different styles of Tango are Argentino (Where there is no space between the two bodies), American (Where the upper high or the hip area is held), and many other forms such as the Oriental, Canyenguye, Fantasia, Apilado etc.
The matching music for these kinds of tangos come in various flavors like Tango Electronico, Alternative Tango, and Milonga (Faster beat.)The Ballroom tango - the most common type of the Tango was developed by the Latin Americans, however it was abridged to suit the ballroom and was officially accepted as the Dance form in the year 1922.
Different cultures use different methods of adaptation of the same concept of dance, in Argentine dance the centre of the body is supposed to move first followed by the feet to support the momentum, comparatively in the ballroom dance the body is supposed to go through its motion by allowing flexibility on the hips and knees followed by the feet, thereby giving an effect of liveliness. However in the Tango, the dance steps are supposed to be more graceful compared to its peers and not limited to any music, thereby allowing a streak of creativity on the dancer's legs. Argentine tango doesn't care much about the symmetry between the men and women, thereby allowing any number of permutations from both.
The embrace can be succinctly summarized into two different modes they are Open and Closed, in the Open type a V- shape is formed and is more acceptable among the social dancers and the beginners who might shrink to the idea of getting intimate. In the Tango from its mother country Rio de la Plata, the style allows two kind of expressions Boleo (Depending on the forces) and Gancho (Intertwining of legs.)
Researchers claim that Tango has a lot of positive health benefits, like assisting in the curing of Parkinson's by improvement of flexibility and motions. Tango makes people open up, thereby reducing the stress hormones and making them feel more secure with their companion thereby reducing the depressed state of mind.
Finally to note, Tango is an admirable expression of art, that has vehemently survived and regenerated and soon will continue to exist immortal.