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Feminist struggle against the tango's macho image
"Feminist fight against the tango's macho image"

"In the tango's home country of Argentina to the women to make up with the macho image."

"Both musicians, dancers and lyricists are highlighted in a new international festival for women only who are active on the tangoscenen."

"With its jerky, sudden movements feel the tango easily again. Dansparets cooperation is characterized by the fervor and passion in a play that requires two, but where the man is the one who leads. With hand movements he directs his partner in the one and the other direction to the music which not often about men who are deceived by their women – and ended up taking out a violent revenge."

"gender Roles are challenged"

"But in Argentina, together with Uruguay constitutes dansgenrens cradle, has its female performers get tired of the macho image that characterizes everything from the music to the roles on the dance floor."

"the Country's feminist movement, most clearly manifested through it in the last year rejected the proposal to legalize abortion, along with the worldwide metoo-the movement has got the dancers to question the tango's built-in gender roles."

"the Result is the festival of Tango Hembro – the first international feminist disease, and an event exclusively for women. It was held recently in Buenos Aires and gathered musicians, dancers and songwriters from a variety of countries."

"At the festival the author described the Mercedes Liska the tango as a genre that has traditionally been"

"– The only thing we want is to have to evolve and operate on the same terms as men."

"Even some men have started to look at the genre with more critical eyes. In a BBC documentary from last year tells the singer Augustin Fuertes that he no longer wants to sing songs whose lyrics is about violence against women."

"But than is the goal of a gender equal industry are not reached. Men dominate in its positions of power, among the practitioners who make the most money through performances at various festivals is less than 15 percent women. Maria Vazques notice nevertheless a clear change in attitude."

"– in the Past I got to take this fight himself. I called the managers at radio stations and at festivals and asked why they did not included women. But now the feminist movement has awoken, " she says to al-Jazeera."

"the Tango was the name of the black slaves venues in Buenos Aires and Montevideo in Argentina around the year 1800. Ago, the tango name in the slave dance. It spread to white by appearances at the carnivals."

"At the beginning of the 1900's spread the tango in Europe, where it became a popular ballroom dancing. It is still popular in, among others, Finland, Greece, Argentina, and Uruguay."

"Pardansen are intricate, with long steps. Tango music is often sad and relatively slow."

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