I think that tango dancers often suffer somethings of an inferiority complex, burdened as they are with the filmic image of a couple dancing an incredibly stylised dance. They both stirde down the hall joined arms outstreched, her with a rose between her teeth. Of course, the real dance is nothing like that bastardised form of ballroom tango. A new website – The History of Tango – 150 years of Tango Dance and Music History – makes a good job of laying out the history of this interesting dance.
Admittedly, it’s text-heavy and picture-light, but the words are worth reading.