www.neotango.info (fusion of tango with electronic and more)

did you know (before) that neotango dancers love dancing to any kind of dance music incl. electronic

  • yes, i think i have seen or heard about it and like to know more!

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  • i don't believe dancing and improvising to any music is possible - unless you are an expert!

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fun

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#1
Hi,

thanks for the opportunity to advertise our brandnew (october 2005)argentine tango website www.neotango.info and particularly our specialized forum that could need some help during the startup period :D

our goal is to provide a neutral (non-commercial) platform to discuss anything related to the new tango. there hasn t been such a site yet we know of.

neotango is the latest step in the 100 years of evolution of probably the world s most powerful partner dance concept.

since there is no basic step or limitation imposed by a particular rythm neotango dancers enjoy dancing to any music we love dancing too. typical dance music is chosen (but not limited to) from genres like tango, swing, salsa, electronic, reggae, bachata, merengue, classical music, musicals, movie sound tracks, house, techno, striptease music .. you name it!

No wonder that particularly young and creative open minded dancers all over the world are getting hooked - the scene is exploding ..understandably :D

i am happy to answer any related questions and will further try to participate in related discussion and open questions. however, check out our website www. neotango.info to save time and avoid repetitions.

-klaus (dancing and teaching for nearly a decade, salsa and tango on three continents) 8)

PS: with all the different genres presented here in dance-forums we hope to get some cool music suggestions to inspire neotango djs worldwide! - feel free to continue this thread.
 
#2
Why was it called neotango when there is no basic step or limitations and can be danced essentially to any music? How would it differ from freestyle? I guess what I'm saying is that the spectrum is too wide and yet the name is very limiting.
 
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Re: www.neotango.info (fusion of tango with electronic and m

fun said:
since there is no basic step or limitation imposed by a particular rythm neotango dancers enjoy dancing to any music we love dancing too. typical dance music is chosen (but not limited to) from genres like tango, swing, salsa, electronic, reggae, bachata, merengue, classical music, musicals, movie sound tracks, house, techno, striptease music .. you name it!
The degree of connection between dance forms and music forms is interesting. On one end there are people who so strongly identify a particular dance with a particular musical form that some even become offended at the notion of dancing it to any other type of music. Lindy, Blues, and AIUI classic Argentine Tango tend to draw (or develop) this type of connection to a greater degree. On the other are people who will dance what is ostensibly the same dance form to almost any kind of music. WCS in its current pop/hip-hop infatuation, Modern Jive, and (to judge by the OP) neotango all seem to favor this take on matters. Of course, most people lie between the extremes, but because the extremes can sometimes be very passionate about why their preference is The One True Way, they can get more attention.

Personally I incline to think music and dance are best when deeply linked - which makes it somewhat ironic that I'm mostly a WCS dancer, putting me in a minority position in my own dance community and frequently cranky about the excess of hip-hop and pop being played for the last couple of years :) While many dances can be adapted to many different genres of music, doing so may end up with something that is either very generic and bland, or so divergent from the original form as to make up a completely new dance. One might argue that the latter is how WCS evolved out of Lindy via a swing->blues music transition, though it's hard to be sure at this remove from the event.
 

fun

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#4
one book versus the internet..

Pathological Dancer said:
Why was it called neotango when there is no basic step or limitations and can be danced essentially to any music? How would it differ from freestyle? I guess what I'm saying is that the spectrum is too wide and yet the name is very limiting.
It is called neoTANGO because the unique leading and following concept of argentine TANGO is used mostly to be able to improvise with your partner to whatever music you hear or how you hear it...
This concept allows for thousands of variations of moves - however, it is still not possible to lead everything. ;)

Improvised dancing using this concept will alway reveal its strong argentine tango roots, partly because of the lack of certain non leadable moves which are frequent in many other dances (often characterizing them at the same time) and partly of the mental and personal connection between the dancers.

Regarding the comment by jon:

of course (i agree) many dances can be adapted to fit similar genres. you can easily throw in a double step into Salsa to make it a chacha, or dance slowly and fit typical rumba music...
however, comparing this handy but relatively small abiltity to tune a dance and comparing it with the potential of adaptation seen in neotango is more like comparing the content of one book with the information content of the entire world wide web.

To be more specific, good tango leaders have virtually full control over, for example, where the follower puts each foot at any given time with any desired weight ratio distribution between her feet. tango nuevo dancers are constantly "playing" with the kinetic energy of legs and upperbody etc..

well..it should be natural and.. :)
-fun

PS: i love any kind of music and dance but can t be bothered to learn and rememberr basic steps (for the third time!) which put me and my partner under pressure (panic!) the moment i fall a bit behind.. i rather relax and improvise the way i feel the music and my partner..
-there are more specialists at http://www.neotango.info/forum/index.php which is dedicated (with more expets) to neotango issues. i seem to be the only one in this forum here :) ?
 
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I got into dancing because of tango which later on led to all smooth and rhythm dances. Then comes Argentine Tango which I've been trying to learn for the past several months and getting comfortable with. Now it's neotango. This is a never ending quest. Are there any video clips of neotango that I can watch?
 

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