Canyengue ~ Tango before Tango
~ TangoConnect's unique Canyengue revival project ~
What is Canyengue?
Tango as we know it today originated from the combination of several styles of music and dance. One of the main influences comes from a very early dance and music style called Canyengue (pronounced kan-DJEN-ge).
Canyengue was mainly diffused in Argentina between the end of the 19th and the first two decades of the 20th century and was eventually partly assimilated into what would later become "conventional" Tango and partly abandoned. Canyengue is often described as an early style of Tango; however, it would probably be as correct to also define Tango as a style of Canyengue, as a later development influenced by this earlier dance style.
One-of-a-kind, unique Canyengue classes and workshops.
Our classes and workshops on Canyengue as a stand-alone independent dance are currently the only ones available in London. During these unique and exclusive events we explore the key features of Canyengue as a dance and we examine how this dance evolved into Tango, how it differs from it and what its music sounds like.
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