Ask Arlene…Where can I dance Nuevo Tango in London?

Hi Arlene,

i visited your website and your calendar and it’s great. You know, where i can find Milongas for “younger” people may be with an alternative style and newer music? I love Milonguero too but i also love dancing Nuevo Tango with “fresh” people. 🙂

Thank you and best regards,

Jens

Well Jens, if you have been reading my blog, you will know that I am not really a big fan of this style.  However, I know that people do it at nearly all of the venues that I go to regardless!

Negracha has a room downstairs where people can dance Nuevo and they play alternative music down there, but that doesn’t usually stop them.  Music at The Dome is mainly traditional, but they dance Nuevo there too.  Check out the Venues page for info on these venues.

Since I am a mature person and probably a bit past my sell buy date, I tend not to hang out in venues where there are only youngsters dancing large and listening to tango inspired music.   I will have to put this one out there to my readers.

There are a few new venues that have opened up this last year, but I am not sure what they are like.  How about it people, can anyone help Jens?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charles
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 17:40:22

    Hi Jens. I agree with Arlene; it seems that the longer that people have been dancing, the more they ‘get’ traditional Tango music.
    Newer music just doesn’t inspire me to dance Tango, and most of it is derivative and repetitive. However, it often appears that the modern style of Tango isn’t driven by the music much anyway, so perhaps it doesn’t matter!
    In any event, there isn’t much nuevo being played at Milongas, and perhaps that’s why it’s being said that nuevo Tango is in decline.
    Having said that, you’re not alone in wanting a different music selection, and that’s why we have our “Junction 8” Milongas every 2 months (http://www.thamesvalleytango.co.uk/junction8.htm) where I play a different mix of modern & alternative Tango-inspired music. It’s not in London, but you’re welcome to give it a try!
    Charles

  2. El Chupacabra
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 01:35:14

    I have an unusual interest in the comments. It’ll tell me places to avoid.

  3. David Bailey
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 12:40:30

    To be honest, I’d like there to be more Nuevo Tango venues around, because there’s too many people dancing that style in traditional venues. Which is annoying.

    My strong opinion is that you should only dance nuevo style to the right music, and in the right venue.

  4. Chris, UK
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 15:09:45

    I’d like there to be more Nuevo Tango venues around, because there’s too many people dancing that style in traditional venues.

    What nuevos want is a place where they can show-off their dancing, usually to those they’re trying to attract to the classes the teach. So they’re always going to target places that everyone else wants to go. That’s why a nuevo-only milonga rarely lasts long. It’s like an advert-only radio station. Even the advertisers don’t want to hear it.

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