- Richard Powers
An Argentine couple dance that gained popularity in Western Europe and the United States in the early 20th century and later evolved into a wide variety of forms around the world. Its origins and etymology are uncertain. Various scholars have proposed African, Spanish, Gypsy, Argentine gaucho, and Cuban roots of the tango without reaching accord. The Parisian dance master M. Markowski’s “Tango: a South American Dance” was described by the American Charles Durang in ...