[Walking tour, car tour, dinner, music & dance] No, tango is not Argentinian! Tango is from Río de la Plata, and it was born in both sides of the river: Montevideo and Buenos Aires. And the history of its beginnings is the history of our population. We'll take a Montevideo car & walking tour starting at dusk and then have a tango evening. In our ride we'll go to various places and neighbourhoods of Montevideo related with tango culture and history, where I will share with you the history behind tango. We'll also talk about Candombe, which shares roots with tango, and about some of Uruguayan history and idiosyncrasy, and about our city. That way, we'll take a good Montevideo tour with tango as leading subject. Tango is a music, a dance and part of Montevideo culture: we'll talk and have of all of it. We'll listen to traditional, contemporary and fusion tango and understand the spirit of the dance. We'll then go to a milonga (a tango dancing place) where local tango enthusiasts spend some of their evenings. I will show you the basics of tango dancing, so you hopefully will be able to tango a little bit! There maybe we can share a table with some of the milonga regulars. Before milonga you'll probably want something to eat. We'll choose together what kind of food and place suits you best.
Pickup and drop-off at your lodging or where agreed to (urban area of Montevideo). Ride through the experience.
In our ride (and some walk) we'll go mainly to: Centro (downtown) and Ciudad Vieja (old city). Palermo and Barrio Sur, the area facing the river Rio de la Plata near downtown. Rambla (riverside avenue), Punta Carretas and Pocitos. We'll then head to a milonga place. Its location will change depending on the day.
Milonga type and place is different each day. Tango is a very difficult dance, so we'll probably just try basic moves that will make you understand how tango movement and communication work.