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Private Tour To Milonga

Private Tour To Milonga Packages
Country: Argentina
City: Buenos Aires
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Night Tour

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In recent years, Tango has experienced a real boom, thanks to visitors and also to the new Argentine generations who have set themselves to reclaim their rich heritage. Indeed, the young have revitalized the itinerating Milongas circuit, establishments where people of very different ages, origins, and social situations dance until very late at night the most authentic form of Tango (also called Milonga), away from the spotlights of the commercial circuit.

Each Milonga has its own working hours, its own dancing style, and its own crowd; we’ll visit two of them, depending on the day the tour is scheduled.

Approximate duration: 4 hours.

Included Services:

• Bilingual guide specializing in Buenos Aires Tango.

• Transportation and transfers in a comfortable, top-of-the-line vehicle. Uniformed driver.

• Entry tickets to Milongas.

Know More About Milonga:

Milonga dance incorporates the same basic elements as Argentine tango but permits a greater relaxation of the legs and body. Movement is normally faster, and pauses are less common. It is usually a kind of rhythmic walking without complicated figures, with a more humorous and rustic style in contrast with the serious and dramatic Tango.

There are different styles of Milonga: "Milonga Lisa" (Simple Milonga), in which the dancer steps to every beat of the music; and "Milonga con Traspié", in which the dancer uses Traspiés or contrapasso (changes of weight from one foot to the other and back again in double time or three steps in two beats) to interpret the music. The beat of Milonga music is syncopated.

It consists of 8 counts with the accents on the first, however, it can also sometimes be on the second, additionally, the accents are present on the fourth, fifth, and seventh counts. Thus, dynamics may be danced without having to run fast or without the use of much space. Overall, milonga is danced at a faster pace than tango which makes this dance "unforgiving" regarding mistakes or clumsiness.

You can perform milonga music with various musical instruments, including flutes, guitars, violins, and improvised instruments.

Milonga dancing blends elements from various cultural dances, including the polka, the mazurka, the Brazilian macumba, and the Cuban habanera. It’s similar to the modern Argentine tango. However, several notable characteristics distinguish milonga from its musical cousin, including relaxed movements, fast-paced dancing, rhythmic walking, humor, and greater emphasis on rhythm.

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