Queer Tango Club and elegance in Russia

The Queer Tango movement can be best described as an attempt to soften the heteronormative roles assigned to performers, while remaining respectful of all the traditional codes that make this partner dance so elegant. In other words, the duos keep their complementary characters (a leader and a follower) but regardless of the dancers gender. The original goal was to give women the opportunity to assume the seducer role and allow men to be in the position of a seduced dancer. The success of this movement opened the door to new possibilities such as same-sex tango and open roles dances (where the leader can become the follower during a session, and vice versa). These documentaries present the Queer Tango Club of Russia, which organized several festivals in the magnificent city of Saint Petersburg.

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