Essay about History of Tango
The act in the Tango was originally intended to be for a prostitute and her pimp. Even some titles in the tango referred to characters in the world of prostitution. Other acts were for two men to fight for the love of a woman where it would always end in death. The tango was very sexual and violent, not literally but that’s what it was intended to mean.
In 1912 the lower classes were allowed to vote because of the universal suffrage law in Argentina. The lower class saw to legitimize many of its cultures mainstream, including the Tango. It was still seen as an obscene dance during this time. When wealthy sons of Argentine society families made their way to Paris and introduced the tango into a society eager for innovation and not entirely averse to the risqué nature of the dance or dancing with young, wealthy Latin men. By 1913, the tango had become an international phenomenon in Paris, London and New York. There were tango teas, tango train excursions and even tango colors—most notably orange. The Argentine elite who had shunned the tango was now forced into accepting it with national