The World’s Best Tango Dancers

Tango originated in Buenos Aries and really the best exponents of the dance are Argentinian, so it is hardly surprising that looking back at the World’s Best Tango Dancers the list is dominated from people from South America. Our list contains names which are the most prominent in the field of Tango dancing, names such […]

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The World’s Best Tango Dancers

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Tango originated in Buenos Aries and really the best exponents of the dance are Argentinian, so it is hardly surprising that looking back at the World’s Best Tango Dancers the list is dominated from people from South America. Our list contains names which are the most prominent in the field of Tango dancing, names such as Ada Cornaro and Antonio Todaro are legendary in the tango world and all...

Tango originated in Buenos Aries and really the best exponents of the dance are Argentinian, so it is hardly surprising that looking back at the World’s Best Tango Dancers the list is dominated from people from South America. Our list contains names which are the most prominent in the field of Tango dancing, names such as Ada Cornaro and Antonio Todaro are legendary in the tango world and all highly respected dancers from Argentina.

Ada Cornaro

One of the leading lights of theater and dance in the 1930’s and 1940’s was Ada Cornaro, she was a highly well-known film and theater actress as well as a talented dancer of the tango. Her fame rocketed when she appeared in the massive hit film in 1930 Adios Argentina, starring alongside legendary Argentinian actor Libertad Lamarque. Notable films that Ada Cornaro featured in where, Aspasionadamente, Asi te Quiero, Academia El Tango Argentino and Alas de mi Patria.

Maria & Carlos Rivarola

Carlos and Maria Rivarola are outstanding dancers of the tango, their style is distinguished and very authentic. Their routines are always highly choreographed and polished and is a fine example to students of the tango to follow. Carlos and Maria are classically trained in many dance forms although they excel at tango, they were enrolled in 1975 to a show put together by Nelida y Nelson touring Peru, Venezuela and Colombia and were smash hits. The couple also appeared together on the popular television dance program La Botica del Tango presented by Eduardo Bergara Leumann. Their popularity in the 1970’s and 1980’s was massive in Argentina, and it is worth noting that they were responsible for displaying the art of tango in Japan and created a dance show full of Japanese dancers.

Antonio Todaro

Antonio Todaro is famous in the notorious Buenos Aires club run by Celia Blanco, in fact Antonio’s pictures adorn the walls of the establishment as he is very much adored by the patrons. Todaro’s brilliance was in featuring more of the women in his dancing of the tango, when he danced the woman would also stand up and display her proficiency at tango. His dancing was based around precise and complex embellishments of the techniques of tango, which took over the whole dance floor.

Todaro’s version of the tango separated the man and the woman, and the dancing style was highly athletic and energetic, ideal for cinema or theaters. Todaro’s version of the tango is not strict classic tango style, he threw aside boundaries and created a spectacle for audiences. Some experts of the tango do not particularly agree with Todaro’s expression and version of the dance, but they would all agree that he was indeed a highly talented dancer who bought world attention to the tango. These people were all great exponents of the art of tango dancing, their styles of this classic South American dance were different but, in a way, to suit the expression of the dance. Tango is not about following a set pattern of steps, it lives in the heart and soul of the two dancers and encourages them to express themselves when they dance.