Traditional tango

On a South American trip in November ’04, we attended a tango show at El Querandi (Perú 302 [C1067AAH] Buenos Aires, Argentina; phone/fax [54/11] 5199-1770 or visit It was arranged through our hotel and cost $40-$50 for the show and dinner.

About two-thirds of the performance was dancing and showed how tango dancing has evolved through the years. The dancing was very much in the traditional tango style with all its sensuality. The orchestra was also superb.

We also encountered several excellent tango dancers busking on the pedestrian street and in the food court of a mall. Admittedly, some of the younger dancers danced quite fast and athletically.

We felt that the tango we saw in Buenos Aires was far different and superior to what one sees in the professional ballroom shows.