You’re invited to experience an evening of charm, passion, and sensuality at one of the best Tango venues in Buenos Aires: La Ventana. In the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood, you’ll see a world-class Tango show in a restored tenement building (known as a conventillo). The show also includes a brief but exciting display of some unique features of Argentine folklore.
As you step through the doors, you’ll feel as though you have traveled back in time, as the interior of the building is preserved in its original style. The show at La Ventana is a journey through the history of Tango, where you’ll see different and authentic Tango styles, each with their own particular music, dancing style, and costumes.
Tango is a fundamental part of Argentine culture, even Pope Francis said that Tango “lives deep inside me, I often danced it in Argentina as a young man.”
Tango is a universe in itself as it portrays music, dance, singing and poetry. When it was born, it was radically different from any dance that came before it, largely because it introduced the concept of improvisation.
At La Ventana you will enjoy seeing truly world-class singers, musicians, and dancers while being dazzled by their skills and charm. You’ll have the honor of hearing the music of the Great Orchestra of Juan D’Arienzo, which is considered one of the most important Tango orchestras of all time. You’ll also hear the sounds of a central instrument to any tango orchestra: the bandoneon, which is renowned for the beauty of its sound, and for its remarkable and expressive range and flexibility.
The show also includes a bit of Argentine folklore with traditional costumes, a folk band, and a mesmerizing boleadoras show performed by the show’s very own gaucho! A gaucho is the Argentinean equivalent of a North American cowboy and the boleadoras is a traditional throwing weapon used by gauchos designed to capture animals by entangling their legs.
After an enchanting and memorable evening of tango and folklore, you’ll return to your hotel.