Practicing Nuevo Tango at Villa Malcolm

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Nuevo Tango PracticaPicture a large hall with little or no ambiance of its own, filled with young dancers spiraling in and out of each others’ arms. The atmosphere has a lightness, a sense of experimentation, and an air of the future as you watch dancers try out movements never seen before on a tango floor. This is the “Practica” at Villa Malcolm, a social club at Cordoba 5064. For the aficionado, it is the place to invent steps, discover new possibilities, and socialize with others who share the same questing spirit. For the novice, this is a place to witness the evolution of Tango as it is being created.

With a café in the front and tables all around the dance floor, the dancers are easy to see. The music is a mixture of classical and modern Tango, including techno and experimental beats. If you stay late there is usually a live performance by one or two young couples, and once or twice a month a live orchestra plays, adding to the Practica’s vibrant and electric atmosphere.

In addition to the Practicas, there are classes in “Nuevo Tango” for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancer. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, Villa Malcolm becomes “El Motivo,” with presenters and teachers Valencia Batiuk, Dina Martinez, and Luciana Valle. On Wednesdays and Fridays, Villa Malcolm features “Tango Cool” with presenter and teacher Gabriel Glagovsky.

Tango practices are the new Milongas (social dance halls) these days in Buenos Aires. Whether you are a non-dancing visitor or an eager Tanguero, they make for an exciting and eye-opening experience as you see all the traditional rules of tango broken and remade.

Tango Nuevo Practica at Villa Malcolm
Av Córdoba 5064, Buenos AiresFor more information on Classes and Practicas, call:
El Motivo: 4208-0623
Tango Cool: 4383-7469 / 15-4164-8193

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