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March 5th, 2011
Le Thor 840132 84250
Vaucluse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
43.929 4.997 50 m

The dancing-partners, le Thor

One view.
Other view.

The partners dance the argentine tango. Transparency in an intimist MILONGA.

Musical genre and social dance, the argentine tango is a passion. The argentine tango is to be distinguished of the ballroom tango.

Social dance, the argentine tango is a single relation between the dancers couples and the music, a short and intense relation of dancers couple, the time of a tenda. Everyone perceives passion nature and the erotism of the argentinian tango, but one perceives less his violent side, relative.

If one is sensitive to the bewitchment of this music, the grace and the aestheticism of the dancers, the charm of elegance and the codes, with the seduction of the leg movements, the fascination of the technique of this dance, one cannot come out unscathed from such a relation with this world. The virus of the tango is contagious and tough.

The argentine tango for ballroom is more sober and is reserved more than the tango of spectacle, but it can be quite as beautiful and captivating, on a beautiful music, single and always nostalgic.
The argentine tango is a virus which does not release you any more since it penetrated you. Young people, and less young, impassion themselves for the argentinian tango and instigate it in particular in France where it develops and especially in the south.

A “milonga” is the place where the argentinian tango is danced. The milonga is also a dance, former to the argentinian tango.
The musical programming is done by alternating the “tendas”, of the series of 3 or 4 argentine tangos, or argentinian vals, or milongas, which is the three rhythms of the argentine tango in the broad sense.

The tango was defined like “a sad thought which is danced”. (Ernest Sabato, Argentinian writer of Italian and Albanian origin born in Rojas, in the province of Buenos Aires on June 24th, 1911.)
The tango is a social dance, of more or less clear origin, popular and coming from dregs, danced at the origin in Argentina and Uruguay which exists now in various forms, for ballrooms and codified, or adapted to various cultures. The tango is a culture.
The argentine tango is regarded as the authentic tango.

UNESCO, United Nations Organization for Education, Science and the Culture, registered the tango on the list representative of the immaterial cultural heritage of humanity, UNESCO Press Release nº 2009- 105 01-10-2009 .
"It is practised in the traditional dance halls of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, spreading the spirit of its community across the globe even as it adapts to new environments and changing times."

“El Tango es… el Tango”, the tango is… the tango.
“El Tango es una Historia”, the tango is a history.

LE THOR is a french commune, located in the department of the Vaucluse of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur area, populated of 7 834 Thorois in 2005, distributed out of 35,5 km², that is to say 220.5 hab/km².

The municipality of Le Thor is crossed by the Sorgue d'Entraigues, one of the arms of the river Sorgue, which takes his spring in the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse, by an important resurgence.

My images of Le Thor.
Mes images of tango argentin.

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