BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – If it takes two to tango, then the national dance of Argentina may come up one short in the age of coronavirus.
Makrina Anastasiadou and her tango partner “El Morocho” dance for the public at an almost empty restaurant after tango shows, classes and milongas, traditional tango gatherings, have been suspended for at least 15 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 16, 2020. Picture taken March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto
Tango classes, shows and milongas – traditional tango gatherings – have been suspended in capital Buenos Aires for at least 15 days as the dance community follows the government’s lead in banning public events.
That’s hard to take for many in the tango capital of the world and a country where tactile greetings, sharing gourds of ‘mate’ herbal tea, and gathering around the ‘asado’ barbecue grill are key parts of the social fabric.
“The hugs, the kissing, the mate and the…
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