[Tango-L] On dancing to non-tango music
MACFroggy at aol.com
Sun Feb 3 10:45:25 EST 2008
I think the "confusion" in the old days is from using "tango" as a blanket
term for all
dance music in 2/4 rhythm.
In a message dated 2/3/08 5:19:12 AM, natiber at charter.net writes:
> Selling sheet music was big business during the Ragtime Era and it
> was not uncommon for pieces of music to be listed as being
> appropriate for a variety of dances. For example, Vernon and Irene
> Castle danced their famous “Castle walk” to “Tres Moutarde (Too Much
> Mustard).” The original sheet music cover lists this as a “One or Two-
> step or Tango.
> Here is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing the “Castle Walk” (One
> Step) to “Too Much Mustard” in the movie “The Story of Vernon and
> Irene Castle.” From all I have read, Irene Castle was on the set and
> pressed the director not to take too many liberties with the costumes
> or the period dance steps.
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