You are cordially invited to an evening of live music filled with passion, sensuality and dancing, at one of the best Tango venues in Buenos Aires: La Ventana. Located at the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood, you’ll enjoy a world-class Tango show in a restored tenement building (or, ‘conventillo’). This enchanting show also boasts unique features of Argentine folklore.
As you step through the doors, you’ll feel as though you have traveled back in time, with the interior of the building preserved in its original style. The show at La Ventana is a journey through the history of Tango, in which you’ll experience different and authentic styles of this mesmerizing dance, each with its own particular set of music, dancing style, and costumes.
Tango is a fundamental part of Argentine culture; so much so that Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that Tango “lives deep inside me, I often danced it in Argentina as a young man.”
Tango is a universe onto itself as it creates a multi-layered marriage of music, dance, singing and poetry. When it was born, it was radically different from any dance that had come before it, largely because it introduced the concept of improvisation.
At La Ventana you will enjoy truly world-class singers, musicians, and dancers while being dazzled by their skill and charm. You’ll have the rare privilege of hearing the music of the Great Orchestra of Juan D’Arienzo, considered one of the most important Tango orchestras of all time. You’ll also hear the sounds of an instrument central to any tango orchestra: the bandoneón, which is renowned for the beauty of its sound, and for its remarkable and expressive range and flexibility.
The show also includes a collection of Argentine folklore, with traditional costumes, folk band, and a mesmerizing boleadoras exhibition, performed by the show’s very own gaucho! A gaucho is the Argentinean equivalent of a North American cowboy, and the boleadoras are a traditional throwing weapon (made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, and used to capture animals by entangling their legs).
As the curtain falls on our evening of tango and folklore, we’ll make our way back to our hotel, filled with images of dancers, and melodies of this of this autochthonous Argentine music.