EL TANGO ARGENTINO DE SALÓN
Método de baile teórico y practico
by Nicanor Lima, Buenos Aires, circa 1916
This is the earliest known tango dance manual from Argentina.
It contains detailed descriptions of 50 figures and 125 variations,
accompanied by 67 illustrations and diagrams.
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A scan of the original can be downloaded here.
An in-progress English translation can be downloaded here.
Richard's glossary reconstruction of Lima's tango figures.
The notation system used in the glossary of reconstructions.
The evolution of tango over the past century.
Reconstruction of a typical pattern of early tango figures.
No, Lima did not copy the French tango.
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