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tango

tango

[tang-goh]

Tango danced by Rudolph Valentino and partner from the motion picture Four Horsemen of the elipsis

Spirited dance; also a South American ballroom dance. It evolved in the dance halls and, perhaps, the brothels of poorer districts of Buenos Aires, Arg., possibly influenced by the Cuban habanera. It was made popular in the U.S. by Vernon and Irene Castle, and by 1915 it was being danced throughout Europe. Early versions, danced to music in the prevailing duple metre (24), were fast and exuberant; these were later modified to the smoother ballroom step, characterized by long pauses and stylized body positions and danced to music usually in 44 time. Among those associated with tango are Juan D'Arienzo, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Carlos Di Sarli, Francisco Canaro, Astor Piazzolla, and Carlos Gardel.

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Tango in dance.

Tango in film

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Other

  • TANGO a CORBA based control system
  • "TANGO", short for technical assistance NGO
  • Tango 01, the call sign of the Boeing 757]presidential aircraft in Argentinas Agrupación Aérea Presidencial
  • Tango class submarine is the NATO code name for the Russian Project 641B Som submarine class
  • Tango (Double Fifth), aka Duanwu (端午), the fifth day of the fifth month in East Asian lunisolar calendars
  • Tango no Sekku, aka Kodomo no hi, aka Children's Day, a Japanese national holiday on the fifth day of the fifth month of each year
  • Tango Province, Japan, an old province in today's northern Kyoto Prefecture
  • Tangov, Azerbaijan
  • Word representing the letter T in the NATO phonetic alphabet

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