It’s also famous for its tango past. The history of tango is fascinating. Did you know that to impress the ladies, men would meet, improvise and practice, developing the dance style. You’ll find couples dancing in the street today, but only for the tourists and their pesos. Although their dancing is often professional and beautiful, my favorite tango places were not in the guidebooks, but found in the neighborhoods outside the spotlight. Entering these hidden social dance halls felt like traveling through time and space.
They looked more like “Claechen’s Ballhaus” in Berlin and the dancers inside are proof that youth and beauty are never necessary to express emotion, elegance and passion though dance and movement.
Get a taste below what you’ll find in the streets of “La Boca”. The “tango” was originally composed as an instrumental piece by a Canadian Celtic musician, so it’s not really a tango:
However, the song Al Pacino is dancing to, is the beautiful tango “Por una Cabeza”
by Carlos Gardel. The scene below is taken from the movie “Scent of a Woman”.