Hi Temza, yes and no. Yes because every style of music brings a certain feeling along, and a recognizable way of dancing. No, because those dancer that prefer the rhythmic interpretation of that afore said tango style always prefer a tight non-flexible hold and constrain to a rather poor repertoir.
their music, sometimes the music is itself influenced by the changing dance,
ballroom tango music being a reasonably clear example.
It isn't a hold, it's an embrace. The repertoire doesn't need to be poor,
nor in fact does there need to be a repertoire at all.
Among musicians there is a never ending discussion whether to address the rhythmic tango variant as tango-milonga or tango bravo. I adopted the term tango bravo, though I for myself would rather prefer tango duro . There must also be an older thread about the question, why tango bravo is written in 2/4 instead of the tango-common 4/4 signiture, though the feeling recalls the 4/4 marching atmosphere. This could also make you understand the origins of that tight apilado hold, it may stem from that milonga hold and milonga leading principle, which is actually really different from the leading in Tango de Salón.
perpetration Worldwide. Back in the day today's generally accepted
interpretation was just one of many Tango Salon styles and coexistent
with the then unnamed milonguero.
No Temza, unfortunately it has got nothing to do with the generation. It is a question of attitude. You can find those rhythmic afficionados in either generation. I call it the hard core fraction. They have a narrow understanding of what tango should look like, feel like and sound like. They haven´t realized the said change to what we now call Tango de Salón, nor even the change to nuevo, to say nothing of neotango. You can find this people in every town, every forum, every continent. They belong to us. And their life is much more easier, because their universe is so clear and neatly arranged.
within the embrace can be. To make something of it is
much more challenging to both partners than Nuevo.
And, frankly, much more satisfying.
But each to their own, just not on the same floor please.
Nuevo is a different dance with different and conflicting dynamics.
And I thought we were smoking the pipe of peace!!!