[Tango-L] Villa Urquiza style

Nina Pesochinsky nina at earthnet.net
Mon Feb 4 13:16:18 EST 2008

Hi, Oleh,

Villa Urquiza is well represented by Sunderland.  It is not so much  
about a "style" with obvious elements, but more about the dancers who  
were from that barrio and made some mark on tango with their own way  
of dancing and their identification with Villa Urquiza.  To this day,  
there are dancers that pride themselves for being from Villa Urquiza  
and for dancing regularly in the milongas there.

Sunderland is a great place to explore that.


Quoting Oleh Kovalchuke <tangospring at gmail.com>:

> I have heard the term "Villa Urquiza style" first time about four
> years ago. Ever since I have puzzled what does it mean. Can someone
> describe the defining features?
> Here are three examples labeled Villa Urquiza style from YouTube:
> Javier and Andrea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HFUj0Y_DzE
> Alberto and Elba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orgGazxNz64
> Jorge and La Turca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucLFoUHcp-g
> What do these couples have in common? Is it embrace? Steps?
> Embelishments? Musicality?
> How is it different from this style, labelled Tango Milonguero:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvYZTC27S1I ?
> Or this "milonguero style" by the same Alberto Dassieu:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpljPVhW6Gs .
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