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WELCOME TO "THE HIDEAWAY" - HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY, OLE!
OUR HIDEAWAY FEATURES EXCELLENT FOOD, FINE WINES FROM OUR OWN HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY BODEGA AND THE BEST TANGO MUSIC AROUND!
WE WILL TAKE YOU ON A TOUR OF OUR HIDEAWAY, BUT FIRST A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TANGO:
The word tango refers to both a musical style and the dance performed to it . While in modern Argentina tango is associated mostly with a type of music, the rest of the world sees tango as a dramatic, indeed sexy, dance.
Both music and dance were born in the brothels of Buenos Aires just before the beginning of the 20th century. Shunned by respectable society, the tango was considered to be extremely vulgar. Shortly after the end of World War I, the tango was transported to France, where Parisian high society embraced it. As the Parisians took to tango, they modified it into a more refined and sophisticated dance. The Francofied version of tango soon became popular throughout the world. At the same time the lyrics of the tango became central in Argentina. These lyrics, almost always in a melancholy vein, speak of lost love, missed opportunities and shattered lives.
The most famous tango singer and composer was Carlos Gardel - his work began "the Golden Age of Tango," which lasted until the 1950s. In the 1980s due to the enormous success and influence of the stage show "Tango Argentino", interest in tango as dance has been rekindled around the world.
The Argentine Tango is a beautiful dance that evokes power, passion, grace, and nostalgia …. Pulsing, immediate, graceful and intimate - two furs flowing as one with the music. This is Tango.
Each dancer brings his/her own style and they blend as they dance. Tango etiquette calls for no conversation during the dance … the more experienced dancer is to adjust her/his dance to the less experienced dancer. At the end of the dance, they both thank each other – neither dancer says “you’re welcome” because dancing the tango is not a favor, it’s a desire.
PLEASE JOIN ME NOW ON A BRIEF TOUR OF "THE HIDEAWAY" AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO EXPERIENCE THE PASSION OF THE TANGO - OLE!
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