Here’s what we’re thinking:
Ballet is to Modern Dance as Argentine Tango is to Nuevo Tango. Nuevo was obviously a reaction against Argentine Tango. The Argentinean creators were obviously seeking to change the dance drastically. The key word being CHANGE. When a dance EVOLVES, then we are likely looking at the same dance. When it changes… well… it has changed and is no longer the same dance. As well, the very likely chance that Nuevo was created simply as a marketing tool to make big bucks remains. Who seems to lead the way with Nuevo and other alternative styles of Tango? North Americans.
People choose their tango like they choose their religion and those are the people who frustrate us. They dance something nameless between Argentine Tango and Nuevo Tango. We don’t hate Nuevo dancers or the dance (if done well). Truly. What we dislike is that Nuevo dancers claim to dance Argentine Tango. There’s a reason it has a name… and that name is Nuevo Tango.