Watered down tango - really?
So why would you want to water it down? Why would you want to dance the movements of tango to pop music, or classical music? Why do some people think they can 'improve' on tango by dancing a form of the dance to Mozart, or folk singers, and say they are dancing tango. Don't get me wrong I have no objection to people dancing to Monty Python, George MIchael, Bruce Springsteen or Beethoven - on the contrary I think it is great…but I am at a loss to understand why they would call it 'tango'…. or tango fusion or anything else with tango as the adjective or noun.
The tango music that was created at the height of the great composers, musicians and orchestras from Gerardo Matos Rodriguez who was born in 1897 and wrote 'La Cumparsita' to the great Pugliese, is the essence of Argentine tango.
So please by all means dance to the music you love, but please don't call it tango. It isn't. And apart from that how confusing is it to those who are just discovering the treasure trove that is Argentine tango to be told that there are those who dance this dance to Tom Waites???