Photo Essay: Dance in Buenos Aires
LIVING IN a house that’s also tango school, I was introduced to Queer Tango — men dancing with men, women with women. One appealing aspect of this form is that it allows both women and men to choose to be the follower or to lead.
Through exploring queer tango, I discovered Grupo Alma and Danza Integradora. The former is a professional dance group and the latter, a weekly class at IUNA (National University of the Arts). They both integrate people with differing capacities through dance. I have photographed the group and workshops and the pure soul and fluidity that radiates from the artists, whether they are dancing tango from a wheelchair or leaping through the air, is completely engrossing.
I’ve also headed to the magnificent Teatro Colón to catch the ballet, camera in hand, as well as throughout the city in search of folklórico, candombe, and salsa. Enjoy the mix of styles in the shots below.