Tango Nuevo is out of fashion now. The new trend is the competition tango in salon style. When this style first came out, it was refreshing. So, many people copy it. They all walk the same way, pause the same way, turn the same way, and move the same way—with elegant postures and refined footwork, but little originality and personality, like they all come out of the same mold. The following is an example.
I came across some videos of Argentine folk dances, which, in comparison to the sterile type of the modern tango, I found fresh and original. We can see connections between these folk dances and tango. Unfortunately, the contemporary tango is more and more stylized. I wish it retained more of such originality, simplicity and freshness.
In the dances of the old milongueros, we still find the same originality, simplicity and freshness. The milongueros do not copy others because they don’t dance for impression, but for pleasure. In fact they don’t care much about how they look. They just dance the feelings within them. Every milonguero has his unique style, which may be raw, but never boring.